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