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Adaptive Farms, Resilient Tables: Building secure food systems and celebrating distinct culinary traditions in a world of climate uncertainty

Jun 20, 2017

As the world gets hotter and rainfall more erratic, the type and availability of ingredients for daily meals are changing. 

With support from the Government of Canada and the Global Environment Facility’s Least Developed Countries Fund, the Canada-UNDP Climate Change Adaptation Facility (CCAF) has been supporting six least developed countries and small island developing states (Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Haiti, Mali, Niger and Sudan) to strengthen climate resilience and enhance food security. 

The “Adaptive Farms, Resilient Tables” cookbook features traditional recipes from these six diverse countries all engaged in the CCAF. This innovative publication examines how climate change is impacting the food supplies of vulnerable people, and how these people are changing the types of food they grow and eat.  It celebrates the people and places that are producing, preparing and consuming food in these countries, as the climate is changing, and provides lessons from their adaptation experiences.

In addition to 18 recipes, the cookbook also includes information on issues of food security and water scarcity, compares crops and culinary cultures across countries, and highlights the connection with the global Sustainable Development Goals.