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Vulnerability and adaptive capacity of community food systems in the Peruvian Amazon: a case study from Panaillo

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dc.contributor.author Sherman, Mya
dc.contributor.author Ford, James
dc.contributor.author Llanos Cuentas, Elmer Alejandro
dc.contributor.author Valdivia, Maria Jose
dc.contributor.author Bussalleu Cavero, Alejandra Estefania
dc.contributor.author Indigenous Health Adaptation to Climate Change Research Group
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-22T14:55:28Z
dc.date.available 2019-02-22T14:55:28Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12866/5735
dc.description.abstract Rainfall variability and related hydrological disasters are serious threats to agricultural production in developing countries. Since projections of climate change indicate an increase in the frequency and intensity of climatic hazards such as flooding and droughts, it is important to understand communities’ adaptive capacity to extreme hydrological events. This research uses a case study approach to characterize the current vulnerability and adaptive capacity of the food system to hydrological hazards in Panaillo, a flood-prone indigenous community in the Peruvian Amazon. Participatory methods were utilized to examine how biophysical and socioeconomic factors constrain or enable local adaptive capacity to climatic hazards over time. Seasonal flooding was shown to strongly influence agriculture and fishing cycles. Panaillo residents have developed several adaptive strategies to adjust to hydrological extremes, such as food-sharing and the cultivation of fast-growing crops on riverbeds. However, Panaillo residents generally lack the necessary human, physical, social, and natural resources to effectively employ their adaptive mechanisms as a result of major social and environmental changes in the area. Economic development, low institutional capacity, climate variability, and the assimilation social model in Peru all have profound effects on the food system and health by affecting the ways in which adaptive strategies and traditional livelihoods are practiced. Climate change has the potential to exacerbate these socioeconomic and biophysical drivers and further compromise community food systems in the Peruvian Amazon in the future. en_US
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Springer
dc.relation.ispartofseries Natural Hazards
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccess
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/deed.es
dc.subject Adaptation en_US
dc.subject Climate change en_US
dc.subject Peru en_US
dc.subject Amazon en_US
dc.subject adaptive management en_US
dc.subject climate change en_US
dc.subject indigenous population en_US
dc.subject Food security en_US
dc.subject vulnerability en_US
dc.subject Amazonia en_US
dc.subject food security en_US
dc.subject agricultural production en_US
dc.subject flooding en_US
dc.subject Food system en_US
dc.subject Indigenous en_US
dc.subject food supply en_US
dc.subject hazard management en_US
dc.subject Vulnerability, flood en_US
dc.title Vulnerability and adaptive capacity of community food systems in the Peruvian Amazon: a case study from Panaillo en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1007/s11069-015-1690-1
dc.subject.ocde https://purl.org/pe-repo/ocde/ford#1.05.11
dc.subject.ocde https://purl.org/pe-repo/ocde/ford#1.05.09
dc.relation.issn 1573-0840

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