Use of Agro-biodiversity by Indigenous and Traditional Agricultural Communities in Adapting to Climate Change

Report / Paper

Use of Agro-biodiversity by Indigenous and Traditional Agricultural Communities in Adapting to Climate Change

AUTHORS: Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research - Bioversity International

PUBLISHED DATE

June 2011

RESOURCE

Indigenous and traditional agricultural communities throughout the world depend on, and are custodians of, agrobiodiversity maintained within agricultural landscapes through various forms of traditional resource management. These communities are coping with an increasing number of interlocking stresses that result from different aspects of global change, including the problems related to population increase, insecure and changing land ownership, environmental degradation, market failures and market globalization, and protectionist and inappropriate policy regimes and climate change.
A conceptual framework was designed to enable the review of a wide range of community-devised strategies employed in agricultural eosystems and landscapes in different environments (mountains, drylands, forests, wetlands and coastal regions).