Publications | ELLA
5
Sep
2014
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Climate Change in Central and South America: Recent Trends, Future Projections, and Impacts on Regional Agriculture

This new and extensive study from the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) models future climate projections up to year 2100 and takes a close look at how Central and South America's most commonly grown crops will be affected by rising temperatures and unpredictable rainfall.

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15
Aug
2014
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

ELLA Adaptation in Mountain Environments Knowledge Materials now available in Spanish

We are pleased to announce that the Guide and Briefs on this theme have been translated into Spanish and are now available on the website.

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12
Jun
2013
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Voices and Flavours of the Earth: Food Sovereignty in the Andes

This multimedia publication from IIED uses video, audio, images and text to describe how indigenous communities are drawing on their knowledge and cosmovisions to rethink the priorities and governance of food and agricultural research in the Andean Altiplano of Bolivia and Peru.

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31
May
2013
REVIEW

ELLA Expert Review: A Focus on the Process of Developing Adaptation Actions in Latin America’s Mountain Regions

Here Marius Keller of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) offers his perspective on the ELLA knowledge materials on Climate Change Adaptation in Mountain Environments.

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16
Apr
2013
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Building Resilience to Climate Change Through Indigenous Knowledge – The Case of Bolivia

Indigenous knowledge plays an important role in the way communities interact with their climate in many countries, particularly in Bolivia. It contributes to weather forecasting at the community level, and to the preservation of vital ecosystem functions that help to buffer communities against climate change impacts.

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11
Apr
2013
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Climate Change and Water Resources in the Tropical Andes

This IDB paper discusses the current tensions and conflicts surrounding water use in the tropical Andes from a social and economic perspective. It also focuses on the challenges ahead and possible solutions for more-sustainable and equitable future water use in the region.

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31
Jan
2013
REVIEW

ELLA Expert Review: Reflections on the Definition of Adaptation Initiatives in Latin America's Mountain Regions

Here Dr. Jorge Recharte, Director of the Andean Programme at the Mountain Institute (TMI), presents his perspective on the ELLA knowledge materials on Climate Change Adaptation in Mountain Environments.

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18
Jul
2012
BRIEFS

Key Advances in Water Management and Climate Change Adaptation in Latin America’s Mountains

Water Basin Councils and citizen participation mechanisms, terracing and ‘water raising’, innovative tools for researching vulnerability: these are just a few of the strategies Latin American countries are using to strengthen adaptation to changing water availability in their mountain regions.

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17
Jul
2012
GUIDE

Strengthening Capacities for Climate Change Adaptation in Mountain Ecosystems: The Latin American Response

Over 50% of the world’s population depends directly or indirectly on mountain ecosystems, which are already being impacted by climate change. So how are Latin Americans that live in mountain areas strengthening their resilience to climate change?

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13
Jul
2012
BRIEFS

How Traditional Knowledge and Technologies are Contributing to Climate Change Adaptation in Latin America’s Mountains

Traditional communities living across Latin America’s mountains possess an extraordinarily broad range of knowledge about their environment and adapting to a changing climate. From water management strategies to agricultural timing and production techniques, traditional practices are making important contributions to adaptation policy and practice.

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4
Jul
2012
SPOTLIGHT ON ORGANISATIONS

Spotlight on Organisations: Climate Change Adaptation in Mountain Environments

A wide range of organisations are working in climate change adaptation across Latin America, however only a few focus their efforts on mountain ecosystems. The following document provides information on the expertise and activities of these Latin American and international actors and describes what they can offer to stakeholders in different regions.

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25
Jun
2012
BRIEFS

Innovative Mountain Adaptation: A Case Study in Agroforestry’s Economic, Environmental and Social Benefits

Small-scale coffee and cocoa farmers in northern Peru are successfully adapting to the challenges of climate change and enjoying higher incomes thanks to an innovative agroforestry project.

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8
Jun
2012
SPOTLIGHT ON KNOWLEDGE

Spotlight on Key Publications: Climate Change Adaptation in Mountain Ecosystems

This selection of publications highlights key resources documenting policy and practice experiences in adaptation to climate variability in mountain ecosystems, focusing on: Adaptation Strategy and Programme Design, Country Case Studies, Practical Tools, Traditional Knowledge, and Sustainable Water Management.

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21
May
2012
BRIEFS

Strengthening Agrobiodiversity: A Key Adaptation Strategy for Latin America’s Mountain Ecosystems

With their high levels of agrobiodiversity, Latin American countries are implementing innovative research programmes and policies to conserve native and wild crop and animal species. Their work is helping to both promote diversity and facilitate climate change adaptation.

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