Local knowledge and valuation of agroforestry practices and species for climate change adaptation in the Peruvian Andes uri icon

abstract

  • The Andean region of Peru is highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Climate models predict significant increases in temperature, leading to increased glacier melt, with implications for water supply and regulation in both Andean and coastal zones. Furthermore, the Peruvian Andes are highly susceptible to natural catastrophes related to climatic extremes, particularly flooding, which affect predominantly the rural Andean population that lives below the national poverty line. Agroforestry â?? the use of trees and shrubs in agricultural landscapes â?? is a practice with a long history in the Andes that is currently seen as a promising tool for sustainable land management and climate change adaptation

publication date

  • 2016