Soil organic matter in mitigation and adaptation in the Bolivian Highlands

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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 examines the mitigation and adaptation aspects of organic soil amendment practices in rural communities.



Soil organic matter, Bolivian Highlands, Mitigation, Adaptation, Ecosystem


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