The 142th RIHN seminar

Date: April 20th, 2017 (Thursday) 16:00 - 17:30
Place: Lecture Hall, RIHN( → Access)
Lecturer: Parviz Abolghassem KOOHAFKAN
Title: Climate Change and Resilienceis of Traditional Agro-ecosystems
Contact: SHIMADA NahokoE-mail


The threats of global climate change to agriculture is a cause of great concerns as crop production will be severely affected by changes in key climatic variables compromising food security both globally and locally. Although The extreme climatic events can severely impact small holders, family farmers and indigenous communities, however, the available data is just a gross approximation at understanding the heterogeneity of traditional agriculture ignoring the myriad of strategies that millions of farmers have used and still use to deal with climatic variability and change. Observations of agricultural performance after extreme climatic events in the last two decades have revealed that resiliency to climate change and climate disasters are closely linked to the high level of on-farm biodiversity, a typical feature of small holders and traditional farming systems.