Scientists agree that Africa is already experiencing the effects of climate change. Shifting ocean currents are causing more frequent and severe storms and higher temperatures and erratic rainfall patterns are bringing extensive flooding and calamitous droughts. Climate change is also considered one of the main culprits behind the unprecedented and catastrophic locust swarms across East Africa. Africa is on the frontlines of increased climate variability which will further expose already vulnerable regions and communities. The effect of climate variability on agriculture is particularly devastating to Africa’s small-plot farmers who make up approximately 80% of Africa’s farms. Their success and viability is inextricably linked to the continent’s ability to feed itself. To help small farmers navigate the destructive impact these changes can have on food production, Africare has been working with farmers to build their resilience by teaching agro-pastoralists how to sustain their economic livelihoods during lean periods and to remain productive and self-reliant in the face of climate shocks.