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Determining and advancing sustainable solutions to biodiversity, water, and food security amid climate change and rapid urban development in Peru

About the project

It was part of the Penn State Seed Fund Projects – PUCP – UNI, whose purpose was to develop proposals to apply for international funds. The proposal investigated the interactions between food security, water resources and biodiversity in agricultural systems, amidst two of the most powerful and important global change drivers: rapid urban development and climate change. It focused on the study of urban vegetable gardens in Piura, a city affected by rapid urban development, climate change and disasters related to climate events (El Niño Southern Oscillation – ENSO).


  • Ana Sabogal (Co-PI, PUCP)
  • Katarzyna Goluchowska (Co-PI, UNI)
  • Karl Zimmerer (PI, PSU)

Participating Institutions

  • Pontificia Universidad Católica del Peru
    • Institute for Nature, Earth and Energy
  • Pennsylvania State University (PSU)
  • Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería (UNI)
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