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Publication | 16 June 2021

R4 Rural Resilience Initiative Quarterly Report 3: July-September 2020

Global Food and Nutrition Security

The R4 Rural Resilience Initiative is WFP’s flagship approach for integrated climate risk management. The initiative combines four risk management strategies: improved natural resource management through asset creation or improved agricultural practices (risk reduction), microinsurance (risk transfer), increased investment, livelihoods diversification, and microcredit (prudent risk taking) and savings (risk reserves).

During this quarter, activities focused on preparing for the 2020/21 agricultural season for the R4 Southern Africa countries, including Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Madagascar and Mozambique. Activities involved trainings and sensitization meetings on insurance, sustainable agricultural practices, financial inclusion and climate services.