Monday, March 17, 2008

Climate change: 'Indigenous people can help'

Geneva - Honduras' Quezungal farmers have an age-old trick to protect their crops from hurricanes - planting them under trees whose roots would anchor the soil, thereby holding the crops steady.

Not just these farmers, but many indigenous people around the world are sitting on a treasure trove of traditional knowledge that could be mined as the world seeks adaptation strategies to deal with climate change, the International Union for Conservation of Nature said on Monday.

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