Help identify stress-tolerant species
Bioversity International is conducting a survey (deadline 7 February) to assess perspectives from around the world on which traditional crops are tolerant of stressful growing conditions. This is part of an effort to document and draw attention to the role of traditional crops in climate change adaptation under the IFAD NUS (Neglected and Underutilized Species) project and CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).
There is a wide diversity of minor crops and landraces that form a valuable part of farmer’s and communities’ livelihoods. Greater use of these traditional crops could be integral in building resilience , as many are tolerant to harsh conditions linked to climate change such as extreme weather (drought, heat, flooding) and high pest pressure.
If you are an agricultural researcher, someone working with farmer communities, a farmer or a gardener, we appreciate your input into this investigation. We have 14 questions that take only a few minutes to answer.
The results will be useful in guiding decisions on which crops should receive greater research attention and be prioritized in climate change adaptation strategies.
Click here to start the survey