Indigenous

Conflict Heats Up in the Sahara

"We’ve been building a lot of new walls lately," says Polisario Front commander Ahmed Salem as he drives his 4 X 4 across Tindouf in Western Algeria. But the newly introduced security measures may not be enough to ensure the survival of the Western Sahrawis.

ndigenous people like María Solís grow native varieties of corn, which are more resistant to the impacts of climate change.  Credit:Emilio Godoy/IPS

MEXICO Farmers Use Traditional Knowledge to Deal with Climate Change

Small farmers in Mexico, who receive little institutional support, are drawing on their traditional knowledge to deal with and adapt to climate change, experts say.

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