This workshop brought together different stakeholders from China, Peru, the Albertine Rift region in Africa and UN agencies to explore the role of different community-led landscape approaches in agrobiodiversity conservation, climate resilience and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, with a particular focus on mountains.
The Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy (China), Asociación ANDES (Peru), IIED and UNDP-GEF Small Grants Programme worked together to organise the workshop in Lijiang and the Stone Village, China, on 19-22 May 2016. This report presents the results.
IIED is working with partners in China, India, Kenya and Peru to revitalise traditional knowledge-based – or 'biocultural' – innovation systems of smallholder farmers in order to strengthen food security in the face of climate change. Traditional farmers continually improve and adapt their crops and farming practices in response to new challenges, using local knowledge and biodiversity, generating new technologies and practices.