Do agroforestry gardens confer resilience to environmental change? Insights from Cuba

CUBA poster_picSierra del Rosario, UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in Cuba, hosts an astonishing diversity of medicinal, ornamental, fruit and timber species, and rich diversity of crop varieties. The complex land-use matrix, fruit trees and local innovation contribute to resilience to extreme weather events including droughts and hurricanes.

Instituto de Investigaciones Fundamentales en Agricultura Tropical “Alejandro de Humboldt” (INIFAT) and Bioversity International work to document and support agrobiodiversity in the Reserve. PAR supported ongoing research  on land-use dynamics and resilience through participatory methodologies.

Read about the findings by downloading the poster here.