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Biocultural heritage for resilient mountain communities

Krystyna Swiderska INMIP Tammy Stenner

Event/workshop report, 68 pages

The International Network of Mountain Indigenous Peoples (INMIP) aims to support capacity development for biocultural heritage, climate change adaptation and sustainable food systems through community-to-community exchanges. It currently includes communities from 11 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. It is coordinated by AsociaciĆ³n ANDES (Peru).

INMIP organised its 5th learning exchange in Kyrgyzstan, 26-31 July 2018, with support from ANDES, PF Bio-Muras and IIED. This report presents the results.

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IIED is working with partners in China, India, Kenya and Peru to revitalise traditional knowledge-based – or 'biocultural' – innovation systems of smallholder farmers in order to strengthen food security in the face of climate change. Traditional farmers continually improve and adapt their crops and farming practices in response to new challenges, using local knowledge and biodiversity, generating new technologies and practices.

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Smallholder innovation for resilience (SIFOR)

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