South Africa

South Africa is characterized by different regions that vary in temperature, rainfall and humidity. The eastern climate is mostly impacted by the El Niño and El Niña effect, leading to either dry and warm or wet and cool conditions. Climate change influences South Africa through an increase in temperatures (including extreme temperature events), a decrease of average rainfall per year, but an increase in extreme rainfall events. In addition, sea level has been rising around the African coast and extreme events as droughts, floods, storms and fires are increasing. The changing climate has severe adverse impacts which are particularly affecting the poor. Water scarcity is already a problem and therefore making the agricultural sector especially vulnerable.

For a list of the organizations that participated in PACDR trainings and analyses, please go here.

Country Year Organization Partners Summary Downloads
South Africa 2014

Surplus People Project (SPP) 

Bread for all (Bfa), FAKT, Fastenopfer (FO)

An analysis of a project of SPP took place in Pella, Northern Cape in 2014. It was being organized by Bfa, FAKT and SPP. The projects focus was agrarian transformation for food sovereignty. 

South Africa 2014

Bread for all (Bfa)

FAKT, Fastenopfer (FO), Surplus People Project (SPP)

In addition to the analysis, a training workshop took place in Cape Town in 2014.  Participants attended from different organisation from South Africa.

South Africa 2015- 2016


Fastenopfer (FO)

The training workshop in 2014 gave one of FO’s participating partner organizations – Umthathi – the drive to submit a project at the climate fond. In this project Umthathi trained 30 champions from 15 different communities in using the PACDR-Tool and on the Climate change components in the Umthahti Training Manual. The champions then organized climate trainings in their own communities and identified suitable adaptation strategies.

South Africa 2014- 2016

Khanyisa Educational Project

Fastenopfer (FO)

After participating in the traning workshop in 2014, Khanyisa implemented 8 climate analyses in four different communities (Paterson, Kwanobuhle, Thornhill, Addo and Hankey) with smallholder farmers. The participants of these workshops afterwards spread their knowledge about climate change and adaptation/mitigation measures in the communities. They could even secure the support of the government in three different regions.