Smallholder Innovation for Resilience (SIFOR): Strengthening Biocultural innovation systems for food security in the face of climate change: Methodology coordination workshop report
IIED and ANDES, July 2013

This publication reports on the workshop held from 29 April to 4 May 2013, in Cusco, Peru, organized as part of a 5-year EC-funded project. The workshop brought together project research teams from India, Kenya, China and Peru, the Potato Park communities (Peru) and IIED to develop a common methodology for the SIFOR baseline study and action-research on biocultural innovation. The emerging findings of the qualitative baseline study on technological, market and institutional Innovation in each country were presented; and key indicators for the quantitative survey were identified. ANDES presented its conceptual framework for action-research in the Potato Park, and a field visit to the Park enabled partners to learn about its diverse biocultural innovations and collective governance. A working definition of biocultural heritage innovations was developed; and the potential of different policy tools and frameworks to protect them was explored. Download the report [pdf] … Further information on SIFOR …