Adaptation at Altitude

Adaptation at Altitude Solutions Portal

Welcome to the Adaptation at Altitude Solutions Portal ([email protected])! This portal allows you to explore tried and tested climate change adaptation solutions for mountain regions, see where they have been implemented, and by who. Use the filters and search option below to explore the solutions, or find solutions in your area of interest using the map (coming soon!).

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colombia tuberculos - climate adaptation.
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Reconversion of conventional production systems to traditional - agroecological systems, with emphasis on in situ conservation of Andean tubers as a climate change adaptation strategy for small producers in Boyacá-Colombia

Implemented in the department of Boyacá, Colombia, since approximately 2000, this solution aims to preserve and promote the cultivation and consumption of tubers through local traditional knowledge to improve climate resilience and enhance the food security of local communities. 

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venezuela - climate adaptation.
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Management and conservation of wetlands and paramos in Venezuela: Successful experiences of adaptation to climate change in the Mixteque - Mérida paramo

Implemented in the community of Mixteque, in the municipality of Rangel, the solutions described here were promoted by local communities and their organizations and were intended to improve the management and conservation strategies of wetlands and paramos for preserving water availability in the region. They were supported by the Paramo Andino Project (PPA) as well as other initiatives and actors. 

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ganaderia - climate adaptation.
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Climate-Smart Livestock Production in Ecuador: climate change adaptation for small and medium-sized livestock producers, with special focus on the Imbabura and Loja provinces

The Climate-Smart Livestock Production​ project (GCI by its spanish acronym) in Ecuador was implemented from 2016 to 2020 at various locations in the north of the Andean region. Its aim was to reduce the climate vulnerability of the livestock production sector and communities and to help enhancing their adaptive capacities. 

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ecuador - climate adaptation.
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Funding and implementation of climate change adaptation measures in high mountain indigenous communities through the Fund for the Tungurahua Paramos Management and the Fight Against Poverty, Ecuador

The Fund for the Tungurahua Paramos Management and the Fight Against Poverty ( FPLPT) is a public-private initiative and of indigenous grassroots organizations, which was launched in response to the need to halt the deterioration of paramo ecosystems and remnants of Andean forests resulting from the lack of policies, governance and sustainable management of the natural resources of these ecosystems, especially water and biodiversity. 

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colombia paramos - climate adaptation.
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Adaptation experiences to climate change with peasant communities in the Sumapaz - Chingaza - Guerrero and Cerros Orientales paramo corridor

This solution, which was implemented from 2014 to 2020 in Colombia, on the northern part of the Andes mountain range, aimed to help restore, manage and conserve important high altitude ecosystems known as paramos (moorlands).

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coffee inter - climate adaptation.
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Planting shade for coffee - The Sustainable Coffee Landscapes Project in Burundi

The Sustainable Coffee Landscape Project (PADZOC) was implemented in the highlands of the Bubanza, Bururi and Muyinga provinces of Burundi from 2013 to 2018. It had the main objective to pilot sustainable land and water management practices in the country's coffee landscape. 

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ffs - climate adaptation.
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Support for Sustainable Food Production and Enhancement of Food Security and Climate Resilience in Burundi's Highlands

Implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the 'Support for Sustainable Food Production and Enhancement of Food Security and Climate Resilience in Burundi's Highlands' project adopts an integrated natural resource management (INRM) approach to enhance food security in the north-western highlands of Burundi.

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lafrec - climate adaptation.
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Landscape Approach to Forest Restoration and Conservation in Rwanda

Funded by the World Bank, the Landscape Approach to Forest Restoration and Conservation project seeks to develop silvopastoralism as a strategy to boost farm productivity while also restoring the degraded forests in Rwanda’s Western Province.

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ndiva - climate adaptation.
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Use of traditional Ndivas in Tanzania

In Same district, located in the Makanya Basin in Tanzania, farmers have been using a traditional irrigation technique known as Ndiva, a local word meaning micro-dam. This water harvesting technology has been in use since the 18th century, but agrarian communities in the district continue to improve it to capture water to irrigate their farms during dry spells and to adapt to current challenges.

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