Irrigation system

In the region under study, Benin, climate change is projected to decrease overall rainfall and negatively impact crop yields in a country highly dependent on agriculture. Irrigation was considered an important adaptation step in areas that had previously relied on rain-fed agriculture. This adaptation option was linked with the extension of agricultural credit. Low levels of capital and resources often prevented farmers from investing in irrigation.

Climate Related Risk

Increased variability of crop yields, Reduction in crop yields, Changes in precipitation, Change in water quantity, Drying trend

Form of Option


Country of Origin



Resource-dependent people (e.g. farmers, fishers, miners)



Institution / Legal Reach

Change in norms or ways of doing things