Adapting to change in the Andes: Practices and strategies for vulnerable ecosystems

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2009
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Blacksburg, VA: Office of International Research, Education, and Development, Virginia Tech
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This presentation summarizes the findings of the SANREM CRSP research project "Practices and strategies for vulnerable agro-ecosystems", with specific regard to the impact of climate change. Research highlights focus on the importance of developing multiple types of capital to make farmers and farming systems more resilient in the face of climate change. The presentation also discusses the significance of pest and disease forecasting technologies in assisting producers.

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Participatory processes, Pest control, Disease control, Community development, Farmer to farmer, Climate change, Advocacy coalitions, Ecosystem Farm/Enterprise Scale
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Presented at the 2009 SANREM CRSP Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., 31 August-1 September 2009