Adaptation at Altitude

Adaptation at Altitude Solutions Portal

Welcome to the Adaptation at Altitude Solutions Portal (A@A-SP)! 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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crags - climate adaptation.
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Nursing trees for tilted farming in Burundi

The Climate-Resilient Altitudinal Gradients (CRAG) project, from which this solution is part, was initiated in 2017 with the objective of strengthening local ecosystems as a means to improve resilience in a number of communities located at elevations above 1000 meters above sea level in the highlands of north-western Burundi. It aimed to decrease erosion and landslide risk through the adoption of sustainable agricultural practices on steep slopes.

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green house - climate adaptation.
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Greenhouses in the Taita Hills forests - The 'People Partner with Nature' Program in Kenya

Under the People Partner with Nature Program, which aims to "reduce the destruction of forested Kenya’s Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) and contribute to the realization of best participatory forest management practices for the benefit of all", Nature Kenya is supporting communities in the Taita Hills to increase their resilience to climate change. The formation of agricultural self-help groups and the introduction of climate-smart agriculture are only some of the various interventions implemented under the program.

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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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terraces fonerwa - climate adaptation.
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The Green Gicumbi project in Rwanda

The Strengthening Climate Resilience of Rural Communities project, commonly known as the Green Gicumbi Project, was launched in 2019 in northern Rwanda as a six-year project to promote climate change resilience in the area. Following an integrated landscape management model, it will help restore and enhance degraded watershed ecosystems and promote sustainable management of forest resources.  

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