Understanding Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies of Andean People

André Lindner
Created: 10/14/2013 -


This publication summarizes the main results of the INCA Project during 2011/2012 and the contributions to the according INCA-Summer-School, which took place from September 19th – September 27th 2012 at the Technische Universität Dresden, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Institute of International Forestry and Forest Products, Professorship of Tropical Forestry in Tharandt, Germany.

Includes excerpts on:

  • Adaptation strategies of Andean campesinos to cope with the climatic variability – Examples from the Mantaro Valley, Peru
  • A socio-economic analysis of livelihood strategies in rural forest depending communities in lowland Bolivia under a changing climate
  • Traditional ecological knowledge, resilience and food security: local strategies in three communities in the Yungas ecosystem, La Paz, Bolivia
  • Influence of agroforestry systems in risk reduction and climate change adaptation in the Peruvian Andes
  • Assessing adaptation to climate change: Environmental and socio-economic changes in the Andes of Bolivia
  • Adaptive capacity of rural communities to climate change in the bio-cultural system of the Andes, Bolivia
  • Socio-economic analysis of farm-forestry systems: Case studies from Achamayo and Palcazu watersheds, Peruvian Andes

Published On


Sector Addressed
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy
Capacity Building
Conduct vulnerability assessments and studies
Initiate targeted research program
Monitor climate change impacts and adaptation efficacy