• Climate change: A global approach to harmonising productivity with sustainability in farming is needed

    Climate change: A global approach to harmonising productivity with sustainability in farming is needed

    October 19th, 2011 | News

    Report on the public seminar “Agriculture in times of climate change – Organic farming approaches to face the challenge” that took place in Brussels on the 18th of October.
    The seminar highlighted the crucial role of agriculture and rural areas in climate change adaptation and the importance of organic agriculture as the key to cope with climate change challenges.

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  • Rotational Farming-Shifting Cultivation and Climate Change

    Rotational Farming-Shifting Cultivation and Climate Change

    November 10th, 2010 | News, Publications

    IKAP’s (Indigenous Knowledge and Peoples Foundation) Concept Paper of March 2010, written by Prasert Trakansuphakon, presents an overview on rotational farming and shifting agriculture and the positive and negative implications of this practice in face of climate change. In current discourse concerning climate change, prejudice against rotational farming is increasing because people blame rotational farming as [...]

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  • Never an Empty Bowl: Sustaining Food Security in Asia

    Never an Empty Bowl: Sustaining Food Security in Asia

    November 4th, 2010 | News, Publications

    For the first time in history, the number of people suffering from chronic hunger reached one billion globally in 2009, with Asia accounting for approximately two-thirds of the world’s hungry. The future looks even more daunting. Population growth, increasing demand from changing diets, dwindling land and water resources for agriculture, higher energy costs, and the [...]

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  • Traditional Knowledge and Adaptation to Climate Changes in Sunimarca , Perú

    Traditional Knowledge and Adaptation to Climate Changes  in Sunimarca , Perú

    September 24th, 2010 | Featured, News

    By: Dr. Sonia Salas Domínguez, Dr. Ana Maria Ponce and Redar Peru The community of Sunimarca is located in the High Andean Plateau at 4.100 a.s.l. in Peru. It belongs to the hydrographic basin of the Ramis river, tributary to the Titicaca lake, the highest navigable freshwater lake in the world. The annual mean temperature [...]

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  • Photo Contest on Mountain Biodiversity

    Photo Contest on Mountain Biodiversity

    May 28th, 2010 | Events

    From 17 March to 10 May 2010, the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) held a Photo Contest on Mountain Biodiversity to mark the International Year of Biodiversity 2010, as well as to raise awareness about the role of mountain biodiversity in sustaining life in the Hindu-Kush Himalayan region and beyond. The results were [...]

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