Smallholder farming systems in the Indian Himalayas: Key trends and innovations for resilience

Country report
, 68 pages
PDF (1.09 MB)
Published: June 2018
ISBN: 9781784315870
Product code:17618IIED

Traditional farmers in the Central and Eastern Indian Himalayas have observed significant climatic changes in recent years, reducing agricultural productivity. They have responded by innovating to increase resilience and yields, using traditional knowledge, biodiversity and external knowledge.

This report explores key trends in livelihoods, food security, crop diversity and biocultural heritage across ten communities; the biocultural innovations developed in response to climatic and socioeconomic changes; and the social factors that have supported biocultural innovation.