Enhancing climate resilience of Gorakhpur by buffering floods through climate-resilient peri-urban agriculture

The project “Enhancing climate resilience of Gorakhpur by buffering floods through climate-resilient peri-urban agriculture” is part of the Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN). Funded by The Rockefeller Foundation, it was implemented by the Gorakhpur Environmental Action Group (GEAG) from June 2012 to May 2016 to demonstrate the importance of ecosystem services –such as the flood buffering provided by peri-urban agriculture – in addressing climate change impacts in Gorakhpur. The RUAF Foundation, in collaboration with ICLEI South Asia, undertook a formative evaluation of this project in April–May 2016, at the request of The Rockefeller Foundation. This concluding report importantly documents the tangible impact the project is having on farmers, and contributes to the broader evidence base for urban resilience.