Agroecology for food security and against climate change in Peru

Authors

  • Yésica Quispe Conde Universidad Nacional Agraria de la Molina
  • Bruno Locatelli University of Montpellier
  • Améline Vallet Ecologie Systématique Evolution, AgroParisTech, CNRS, Université Paris-Sud, Université Paris Saclay; CIRED, Cirad, CNRS, EHESS, Ecole des Ponts ParisTech
  • Raúl Blas Sevillano Universidad Nacional Agraria de la Molina

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.7201/earn.2022.01.01

Keywords:

Adaptation, climate change, agroecology, food security, ecosystem services

Abstract

This study evaluates the contribution of agroecology to food security, resilience and mitigation of climate change in family farming, in the Mariño basin (Peru). We use the three principles of Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) as an analytical framework. We carry out surveys and measurements in the field, evaluating three principles, 10 criteria and 12 indicators. We found that the application ofagroecological practices improves food self-sufficiency and family income and reduces antagonisms or increases synergies between productivity and adaptation or mitigation. This suggests that agroecology can help achieve simultaneously the often-conflicting goals of Climate Smart Agriculture.

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Author Biographies

Yésica Quispe Conde, Universidad Nacional Agraria de la Molina

Escuela de Postgrado

Bruno Locatelli, University of Montpellier

CIRAD ; CIFOR, Lima, Perú.

Améline Vallet, Ecologie Systématique Evolution, AgroParisTech, CNRS, Université Paris-Sud, Université Paris Saclay; CIRED, Cirad, CNRS, EHESS, Ecole des Ponts ParisTech

Ecologie Systématique Evolution, AgroParisTech, CNRS, Université Paris-Sud, Université Paris Saclay;CIRED, Cirad, CNRS, EHESS, Ecole des Ponts ParisTech

Raúl Blas Sevillano, Universidad Nacional Agraria de la Molina

Escuela de Postgrado

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