Chair on Agroecology and Food Systems – University of Vic – Central University of Cataluña
AXA Research Fund 2017
Federica Ravera, Elisa Oteros-Rozas, Violeta Hevia, Irene Iniesta-Arandia
In some regions more than others, climate change severely threatens local agrifood systems. To develop adaptation strategies that substantially and lastingly reduce vulnerability of communities and individuals to climate change, the AGATA project investigates novelty in institutional arrangements and local ecological knowledge as well as the role and experience of excluded actors in changing mountain areas, specifically women and young people. By adopting a feminist philosophy of science in a comparative case study research in Catalunya and Andalusia, the project ultimately will contribute to broader and more accurate vision of the actual risks that highly-exposed regions face with climate change. Building on a better understanding of everyone’s situation and involvement will provide new insight and perspectives on how to sustainably and substantially adapt and transform to the challenges of tomorrow’s climate.