Adaptive Capacity of Farming Communities to Climate Change in the Peruvian Andes

This project investigates the possibilities for climate change adaptation in the Peru.
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The impact of climate change on water availability, agro-pastoral systems and local communities remains poorly understood in the Peruvian Andes. This is a highly controversial issue given that Peru is vulnerable to the effects of climate variability and extreme weather (e.g. El Nino). This is already having a significant impact on agricultural productivity. This project aims to gain a better understanding of the challenges faced by communities living with climate change, and the opportunities afforded through appropriate adaptive strategies. It will focus on a region in Northern Peru (Ancash), where the impact of water stress is already being felt by communities. 

Principal Investigator: Dr Nicholas Branch, University of Reading

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