Reforesting in Peru's Andean highlands


Rural indigenous communities in the southern Andean highlands of Peru’s Cusco and Apurímac regions have been hit hard by climate change, which is impacting traditional crops like potato, maize and quinoa. The MDG-F has launched a communications campaign, including radio broadcasts in the local Quechua language, to motivate farmers to implement adaptation measures such as water harvesting, reforestation with native species, protection of biodiversity and prevention of forest fires and overgrazing.


Photo: Flor de Maria Villa 

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