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Friday, 14 July 2017 10:21
Del 16 de octubre hasta el 27 de octubre de 2017 Se otorgarán 25 becas a personas de El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras y Nicaragua La Cátedra Latinoamérica de Decisiones Ambientales para el Cambio Global (CLADA) del CATIE (Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza), con el apoyo de la interfaz de conocimiento SwedBio del Centro de Resiliencia de Estocolmo, otorgará 25 becas para el III Curso Internacional Teoría, Herramientas y Procesos para la Planificación e Read more...
Tuesday, 11 July 2017 14:58
Postdoctoral Fellow in Field Experiments and Public Engagement Public participation and public consultation are generally viewed as desirable approaches to democratize decision-making. But who participates in public consultation events and what motivates individuals to attend? How do we know if the public consultation has been a success? This research program aims to measure the impact of public participation processes through the use of field experiments in the context of groundwater Read more...
Tuesday, 13 June 2017 10:38
Third Annual FLARE Network MeetingSeptember 29 - October 2, 2017 Stockholm University, Sweden The FLARE (Forests and Livelihoods: Assessment, Research, and Engagement) network, supported by DFID and coordinated from the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan, welcomes abstracts for oral presentations, lightning talks, panels, posters, and workshops for our 3rd annual meeting. Previous meetings (Paris 2015 and Edinburgh 2016) emerged as a unique space for Read more...

Understanding individual and community-based adaptations to climate change: Factors influencing responses to drought
in Mexican irrigation communities

Authors: Gustavo A. García López and Sergio Villamayor Tomás

2015

Abstract:

This study aims to understand the effectiveness of farmer responses to droughts as mediated by water governance factors and performance. For that purpose, the study relies on an analysis of drought impact and responses in seven Mexican irrigation systems. Data was collected and analyzed at both the community and household level through in-depth interviews and surveys, respectively. The analysis first contextualizes droughts and other climate-related events with regard to the broader spectrum of disturbances that farmers face. Next, an inventory of organization-level and individuallevel responses is followed by an exploratory assessment of the effectiveness of the latter, depending on system-level, individual-level and disturbance-level variables. The results show that farmers face multiple types of social and ecological disturbances, of which drought is the most salient but not necessarily the most important. They also underscore that farmers feel vulnerable to droughts, particularly in organizations where compliance with water allocation rules is lower. Contrary to our expectations, we did not find an association between decentralization and perceived effectiveness of farmer responses. Similarly, we found only a negative association between the dominance of communal land in the systems and effectiveness. On a related note, farmers’ economic resources and the severity of the drought was also more frequently associated with effectiveness than not.

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LACEEP's XIX Workshop

Jul 23/15

LACEEP's XIX Workshop (Mexico)

Jul 24/15

LACEEP’s XIX Workshop (Mexico)

 

 

 

III Curso internacional Teoría, Herramientas y Procesos para la Planificación e Implementación de la Mitigación y Adaptación al Cambio Climático: Liderazgo, Toma de Decisiones y Gobernanza para la Movilización del Conocimiento a la Acción

Del 16 de octubre hasta el 27 de octubre de 2017

Se otorgarán 25 becas a personas de El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras y Nicaragua

La Cátedra Latinoamérica de Decisiones Ambientales para el Cambio Global (CLADA) del CATIE (Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza), con el apoyo de la interfaz de conocimiento SwedBio del Centro de Resiliencia de Estocolmo, otorgará 25 becas para el III Curso Internacional Teoría, Herramientas y Procesos para la Planificación e Implementación de la Mitigación y Adaptación al Cambio Climático: Liderazgo, Toma de Decisiones y Gobernanza para la Movilización del Conocimiento a la Acción, a realizarse del 16 al 27 de Octubre de 2017 en la Sede Central del CATIE-Costa Rica.

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