Transformative Hypotheses: Linking knowledge, building human, social and political capitals, building adaptive capacities

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Adapting to Change in the Andean Highlands: Practices and Strategies to Address Climate and Market Risks in Vulnerable Agro-ecosystems (SANREM CRSP LTRA 4) is focused on identifying the consequences of climate change for one of the poorest and most vulnerable regions in the Western Hemisphere and develop adaptive capacities. The project uses a cross disciplinary and participatory approach, linking biophysical and social sciences research with local knowledge systems through participatory institutions. This presentation concentrates on social science findings regarding attitudes and practices for addressing climate change



Local knowledge, Social capital, Knowledge, Human capital, Political capital, Agency, Ecosystem


Presented at the USAID Biodiversity & Forestry Seminar Series- Co sponsored by the Agriculture and Global Change team. USAID Information Center, Ronald Reagan Building, Washington, D.C., 7 May 2009