Typology of Smallholder Vulnerability to Weather Extremes with Regard to Food Security in the Peruvian Altiplano

Location

United States
14° 46' 29.5788" S, 70° 55' 39.8424" W
US
Author Name(s): 
Diana Sietz, Sabino Edgar Mamani Choque, Matthias K.B. Lüdeke
Summary: 

Smallholder livelihoods in the Peruvian Altiplano (central Andes) are frequently threatened by weather extremes, including droughts, frosts and heavy rainfall. A project was undertaken to investigate characteristics of smallholder households that explain the link between climate vulnerability and food security. This study revealed distinct groups of smallholders with regard to their ability to meet food requirements. Taking up the basic concept of pattern analysis, vulnerability was assessed based on similarities at the household level.

Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge/Albemarle-Pamlico Peninsula Climate Adaptation Project

Location

United States
35° 48' 52.0992" N, 75° 49' 4.8864" W
US
Summary: 

The Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge is located in Dare and Hyde Counties, North Carolina, in the Albemarle-Pamlico Estuary. This pilot project is the result of a partnership between the North Carolina chapter of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to evaluate the effects of different adaptation strategies on areas impacted (or likely to be impacted) by sea level rise. This is an adaptive management study to determine how to make the shoreline more resilient to rising sea levels.