One of the most important issues of our time is climate change, whose effects are already grave reality for farmers and a constant threat to food security.

In the struggle against climate change, soils are a key component. Increased carbon storage in agricultural soils is a potential benefit of better soil management, including agroecological techniques. Soil protection and rehabilitation (SPR) technologies frequently provide several advantages, including as benefits for mitigation and adaptation, while also lining up with farmers’ goals to boost and secure their yields.

This guide offers a method for identifying pertinent climate risks and assessing how well SPR solutions address such risks as well as their local feasibility.

In conjunction with this guidebook an Excel tool is published which can be used for the overall process – the SPR adaptation Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) tool. The tool calculates a range of scores based on the results and structures the process. It contains all the necessary matrices and lists to implement the approach.