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Report of SIFOR Workshop on Bio-cultural Heritage and Traditional Agriculture in the Central Himalayas: Challenges and Possibilities

Ajay Rastogi

Event/workshop report

A workshop was organised on Bio-cultural Heritage and Traditional Agriculture: Challenges and Possibilities (in the face of Climate Change) under the SIFOR programme in India.

This was the first public workshop to gather large number of participants from the Central Himalayan region. The
main objectives of the workshop were:

- Sensitisation of the stakeholders on the theme of Bio-cultural Heritage(BCH).
- Capturing the perceptions of the stakeholders on current status of BCH and key challenges to farming systems.
- Experience sharing on existing practices and activities on BCH conservation by farmers as well as scientists.

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IIED worked 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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