Impactful Innovations

Lessons from family agriculture on adaptation to climate change in Latin America and the Caribbean

Competition for successful cases 2015 – FONTAGRO

Concept development and full implementation

In 2015, FONTAGRO organized its second competition for Successful Cases of ‘Innovation in Family Agriculture Adaptation to Climate Change’ with the support of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA).

By identifying practices and innovations that have been successful for adapting to climate change in the region, and sharing information and knowledge about them, the competition strives to learn about experiences directly from their protagonists.

The six winning cases are now available online in the form of illustrated webstories.

They provide us with invaluable insights that show how farmers, working in a participatory manner, have adopted technologies that have concretely improved the quality of life of their families and communities. From community-based adaptation in Brazil’s Sertão region, to fish farming in Bolivia, to reintroducing native Criollo goats in Argentina, to comprehensive diversification in the Peruvian Altiplano, to water harvesting in Costa Rica and Mexico, to environmentally friendly cattle farming in Costa Rica; farming communities have found new ways to adapt to climate change while ensuring adequate economic benefits.

To the left is the example of one of the cases, which took place in Peru.

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