A recent publication by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) documents the effects of climate change on mountain people in the Hindu-Kush Himalayan region. The study investigated the sources of vulnerability and how these farmers adapt to change. Although facing considerable threat from climate and socioeconomic changes, the mountain communities were shown to have opportunities to adapt. These mechanisms included many that would be precursors to integrated landscape management, including diversifying livelihood/income streams, using a mix of cropping systems, and supportive policies and institutions. Access the full publication online.
About the Landscapes BlogThe Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative is an international collaborative effort to support and scale-up the practice of whole landscape approaches to address the full set of needs from the rural land base – from sustainable, climate-resilient food and fiber production to biodiversity conservation to rural livelihoods. As part of this Initiative, the Landscapes Blog serves as a venue to learn about, share, and discuss topics related to landscape approaches. It seeks to engage leaders in the field, highlight research, present examples of landscape approaches in practice, and contribute to the discussions during major international events and policy processes.