Gender focus and feminist perspective
To date, research, public policies and interventions in adaptation to climate change have focused on a technocratic management based on natural science studies. This approximation doesn’t consider climate change as an object of research multifaceted, socio-
In AGATA, research perspectives from a new feminist political ecology and a feminist critical epistemology converge to enquiry adaptation and its knowledge construction. We propose a focus based on situated knowledge, daily practices and experiences and intersectionality that help to reframe the debate on climate change and adaptation. Additionally, a new feminist perspective claims in AGATA for a pluralism of epistemology and trasdisciplinary methodologies.
Local and Traditional Knowledge (LTK) refers to the know-
AGATA project explores the conservation, management and transmission of LTKAF in agricultural and pastoral systems of marginal mountain areas and its dynamic role in responding to climate change.
Adaptation of agrifood systems to climate change
In Mediterranean region climate change severely threatens local agrifood systems, especially in marginal rural areas. Climate change acts in most of case as a concomitant factor, adding negative impacts to those mainly related to other direct or indirect global change drivers, such as social and cultural changes (e.g. changes in rural lifestyle, dietary habits, knowledge systems and cultural identities), social-
AGATA project investigates novel knowledge systems, practices and institutional-