Vanesa Ramos Abensur

Project Info

Role Participant of Academia Latinoamericana de Liderazgo Socio-ambiental (ALLSA) in Dominican Republic in 2015, Co-organiser of ALLSA Peru 2019
Nationality Peruvian
Current Location Peru
Specialisations Agroecology/agroforestry/agrobiodiversity; Food: access/health/practices/sovereignty/systems; Traditional/Indigenous knowledge systems/governance/rights; Governance
Region of Specialisations Latin America and the Caribbean

Project Description

Vanesa Ramos Abensur (Peru) holds a BSc in Biology from National Agrarian University – La Molina (Peru) and a MSc in Regional Development and Environment from State University of Santa Cruz (Brazil). She is currently pursuing her PhD in Development and Environment at State University of Santa Cruz, with a focus on community-based governance of agrobiodiversity in the Andean region. She is also project coordinator of an interdisciplinary research project on the impact of organic inputs to agriculture in mountainous regions in Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia, sponsored by the McKnight Foundation and carried out by Rikolto. Vanesa believes that her own upbringing in the mountains of Peru helped mould her patient, detail-oriented and resilient character, and gave her a deep respect and connection with the natural and spiritual world. It also encouraged her to focus her research on local knowledge, mountain communities, climate change adaptation and food systems.

Vanesa tells us of her adventures

Vanesa Ramos writes about life after ALLSA 2015, including working on a project to collect and revalue the knowledge in traditional medicine of older adults from different regions of Peru.


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