e­Adaptation within Agricultural Livelihoods in Colombia's High Mountain Regions

Author and Institution: 
Angelica Valeria Ospina, University of Manchester
Outline: 

Colombia's agricultural communities have been severely affected by the impacts of climatic uncertainty and volatility. These communities operate within contexts characterised by multiple
resource constraints (e.g. lack of economic resources, low levels of education and skills, precarious infrastructure), social and political marginalisation; challenges that are intensified by the geographic remoteness and complex topography of mountainous regions.

Recognising the need to foster innovative approaches to climate change adaptation within these contexts, the Colombian Corporation of Agricultural Research (in Spanish: Corporación Colombiana de Investigación Agropecuaria, CORPOICA) implemented a pilot project aimed at exploring the role and potential of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to strengthen the adaptation capacity of agricultural communities to climatic variability.