This project will assess the impacts of Covid-19 on Indigenous traditional farming. Using farm surveys,
participatory video and satellite radar analysis, it aims to investigate short term biodiversity, traditional
knowledge, and livelihood impacts of Covid-related resurgence in traditional forest-based rotational farming, and collate lessons learnt to sustain the benefits and mitigate the deleterious effects in the long-term. Findings
will inform policies incentivising Indigenous food sovereignty, biodiversity conservation and resilience to escalating disruptive events, from pandemics to climate change weather extremes.

This project will run from January to March 2021.

  • Location Guyana
  • Collaborators Royal Holloway University of London, North Rupununi District Development Board (Guyana), Ministry of Amerindian Affairs (Guyana)
  • Funding Darwin Initiative
  • Service provided Research