A seasonal shift in precipitation is altering what Bahati Muriga, a 40-year-old mother of three, grows on her farm in Tanzania. People in her community don't talk much about COP21, she told Devex. They do talk about their own livelihoods — and the fact that farmers with more resources will have a better chance of adapting to a new climate than those without.

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  • Michael Igoe

    Michael Igoe is a Senior Reporter with Devex, based in Washington, D.C. He covers U.S. foreign aid, global health, climate change, and development finance. Prior to joining Devex, Michael researched water management and climate change adaptation in post-Soviet Central Asia, where he also wrote for EurasiaNet. Michael earned his bachelor's degree from Bowdoin College, where he majored in Russian, and his master’s degree from the University of Montana, where he studied international conservation and development.