Network for socio-ecological resilience to climatic adversities
Knowledge exchange platform on the subject of socio-ecological resilience to climatic adversities in Family Farming systems
Context of the story
The effects of climate change create new challenges for family farmers and the technical agricultural institutions that assist them. They demand from Family Farming (FF) a greater capacity for adaptation and demand from researchers and extension workers to design new ways of considering the problems to be investigated and new devices and work strategies in the territory, which give rise to joint creation and generation of knowledge and capabilities. In 2017 FONTAGRO organized a Call for Projects in order to select proposals that address the problem of innovation for sustainable intensification in FF productive systems in the face of variability and climate change.
The implemented initiative
A platform was set up with the aim of developing a consensus proposal called: "Innovations to increase socio-ecological resilience in the face of climatic adversities in mixed systems of family farming, through their sustainable intensification" through a regional workshop held on 4, 5 and December 6, 2017 in the Rio Negro town of San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina.
The technological solution
A proposal for international technical cooperation was prepared to evaluate the impact of innovations for the sustainable intensification of family farming in a participatory manner through an interdisciplinary approach, the co-construction of knowledge and the use of participatory methodological tools.
Family farming systems located in marginal areas are often more vulnerable to the negative effects of climate and its changes
Workshop technical report