• 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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  • Does gender make a difference in dealing with climate shifts?

    Does gender make a difference in dealing with climate shifts?

    October 27th, 2010 | News

    The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) and local Indian institutions, with the support of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), carried out research in rural farming communities of drought-prone areas of Andhra Pradesh on the gender aspects of ensuring food security in the context of climate variability and climate change.   […]

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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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  • A World of Possibilities – Climate Collision: What Comes After Copenhagen?

    A World of Possibilities - Climate Collision: What Comes After Copenhagen?

    August 31st, 2010 | News

    Click here to listen to this 55 minutes radio program produced by “A World of Possibilities” ! The Copenhagen climate summit saw fierce jockeying for advantage among the great powers but few tangible results. Smaller nations and indigenous peoples were left out in the cold. Yet for them it’s not a matter of power politics. […]

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