Brazil Pioneering Climate Adaptation Tool for Cellphones

The indigenous people of the Amazon have always worked in partnership with the forest – so much so that some of their traditional farming practices even created, rather than depleted, topsoil at the rate of one centimeter per year.

Those practices faded with the arrival of more intense but less sustainable farming, yet climate change is bringing them back as more and more indigenous territories face droughts and floods.

To effectively adapt to climate change, however, indigenous farmers have to understand how climate change will impact their territories – and that’s where an online platform called SOMAI Alerta Indígena comes in.

http://www.ecosystemmarketplace.com/articles/indigenous-climate-adaptation-tool-may-soon-go-mobile/

Ken Banks

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