FAO´s commitment to climate change focuses on adaptation and mitigation practices in the agriculture sector and points to areas where climate change meets ongoing development efforts in order to improve the sustainable use of natural resources for increased production, income, food security and rural development.

In this context, FAO set up a technical cooperation project implemented between April 2008 and December 2010 (TCP/RLA/3112/3217) systematizing the efforts taking place in the communities located in the tropical Andes to cope with the challenges of climate change and disaster risk reduction. The project aimed atsupporting local, regional and national decision makers by analyzing the linkages between national and international strategies for climate change adaptation and the community based coping strategies already in place in selected communities throughout the tropical Andes in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.

Policy Briefs

10 policy briefs introducing the main issues were elaborated to increase awareness among policy makers on the need to strengthen the resilience of rural livelihoods and local communities through the management of natural resources in the context of current climate change pressures affecting the tropical Andes with an ecosystem approach.

Good Practices

The good practices systematized focus on natural resource management and institutional strengthening. In this sense, the practices go beyond the technical aspects to encompass institutional and social factors and their impacts, ensuring not only an optimization in the management of local natural resources, but its sustainability through time. 

Field Documents

 The field documents contain in-depth technical information to provide readers with all the necessary information to replicate or upscale the documented good practices in other context. Information includes baselines, underlysing factors of success, results and conclusions among others.

last updated:  Tuesday, February 12, 2013