Course Workbook on Agro-Ecosystem Resilience in a Changing Climate

May 2017 – A course workbook outlining the Training Course on Agro-Ecosystem Resilience in a Changing Climate, part of the project “Mainstreaming Weather and Climate Information Application for Agro-Ecosystem Resilience in a Changing Climate”, was released by Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC). The course workbook is an initial product of APN’s two-year project, Mainstreaming Weather and Climate Information Application for Agro-Ecosystem Resilience in a Changing Climate (Reference No. CBA2016-04MY-Dutta) implemented by ADPC in collaboration with the University of Peradeniya in Sri Lanka, Small Earth Nepal in Nepal, Sub-Institute of Hydrometeorology and Climate Change (SIHYMECC) in Viet Nam, United Nations University in Japan and the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in India.

The workbook provides an overview of four modules of the training course, which adopts a broader paradigm where resilience of agro-ecological systems is entwined with concepts of sustainable livelihoods and food security. It embraces a view of agroecosystems inclusive of land farming systems and livestock, aquaculture, fishery and forestry practices which strengthen rural livelihoods, their sustainability and diversity, and contribute to food security. The workbook endeavours to provide the participant with know-how on analysing factors that influence sustainability and resilience of agroecosystems and develop interventions to sustain the productivity of these systems in the face of climate change by integrating weather and climate information.

Released May 2017

Course Workbook: Training Course on Agro-Ecosystem Resilience in a Changing Climate

Project page on APN E-Lib: http://www.apn-gcr.org/resources/items/show/2043