2 years 13 weeks ago
A Cornell team led by Karim-Aly Kassam
, Professor of Natural Resources, received $1.35 million from the Belmont Forum
for a three-year study to work with scientists from China, Germany and Italy to help communities in the Pamir Mountains that span Afghanistan, China, the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan adapt their ecological calendars in the face of climate change to improve food and livelihood security. Following the research, the scientists hope to provide a
replicable model for similar initiatives in other mountain communities.
The National Geographic article "Climate Change is Making Calendars Run Amok" describes how communities in the Pamir Mountains have been affected by climate change.