The purpose of the assessment instruments is to learn more about the context in which you plan to work and should ideally be the first stage in project planning for climate change adaptation. The coffee plant grows in different and unique environments and assessment of the local conditions is essential to initiating an appropriate adaptive response.

It involves collecting, organizing and synthesizing information on the project context (climate risks and current climate change vulnerability and adaptive capacity in project areas). Information is typically derived from in-depth desk review and participatory analysis conducted with farmers, extensionists and other field practitioners

The analysis category provides tools and methodologies such as: Risk and Opportunity Analysis, scenario mapping, meteorological mapping, literature review, problem mapping and triangulation.