Wednesday, May 19, 2010
PUBLICATION: The Use of Agrobiodiversity by Indigenous and Traditional Agricultural Communities in: Adapting to Climate Change
On 18 May 2010, during a SBSTTA14 side event, the Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research (PAR) released a Synthesis Paper titled “The Use of Agrobiodiversity by Indigenous and Traditional Agricultural Communities in: Adapting to Climate Change“.
Over the past two years the Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research has been collecting information on the ways in which indigenous peoples and rural communities have been using agrobiodiversity to help cope with climate change. The information comes from over 200 different stories, reports and articles from many different sources. Here we present an analysis of the information and identify the most important adaptation strategies adopted. We also set out some of the ways in which agrobiodiversity can be used to help improve the adaptability and resilience of the farming systems managed by rural communities and indigenous peoples around the world.