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Didactic Toolkit for the Design, Management and Assessment of Resilient Farming Systems

By Miguel A Altieri, Clara I Nicholls-Estrada, Alejandro Henao-Salazar, Ana C Galvis-Martínez and Paul Rogé

Publisher: Sociedad Cientifica Latinoamericana de Agroecología (SOCLA), Red Iberoamericana de Agroecología para el Desarrollo de Sistemas Agrícolas Resilientes al Cambio Climático (REDAGRES) and Third World Network

ISBN: 978-967-0747-10-1
Year: 2015   No. of pages: 48
18 cm x 21.5 cm

About the Book

The capacity of farms to adapt to and recover from extreme events such as hurricanes and severe drought has assumed urgent importance in an era of climate change. This booklet serves as a methodological toolkit aimed at aiding farmers and technicians to build farming systems that are more resilient to climate variability. It identifies the agroecological principles and practices which enhance resiliency, underlining the need, among others, for crop and genetic diversity at the farm and landscape levels. On this basis, the authors go on to suggest indicators to evaluate the level of vulnerability of farms and, accordingly, enable farmers to improve their response capacity in the face of growing climatic unpredictability.

Contents

What is This Didactic Toolkit for?                                                                                          

Some Basic Principles and Concepts

What Types of Agroecological Practices Enhance Resiliency?

Methodologies to Assess Farm Resiliency

References

Annex 1: Questions to Assess Farmers’ Perceptions of Climate Change

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Developing Countries          US$7.00          US$3.50 (air)

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