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This document provides an overview of eight minimum standards that apply to all Resilience Design (RD) site interventions. 

RD is an approach that seeks to strengthen the resilience of smallholder farmers and their farming systems to environmental and economic shocks and stresses through: enhancing natural resources and ecosystem services; increasing energy efficiency; increasing income; contributing to increased nutritional status; and strengthening the skill set, adaptability and confidence of smallholder farmers. RD encourages farmers and those who support them to think differently about agricultural development and identify ways to work with natural systems rather than against them, resulting in more resilient and productive farming systems that enhance household food security, nutrition and incomes.