The World People's Conference on Climate Change ends with Declaration for the Rights of Mother Earth in Cochabamba, Bolivia

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International filmmaker Rebecca Sommer and border rights activist Ofelia Rivas; the official painting for the poster of the WPCCC; and attendee of the conference. 

 

World People's Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of  Mother Earth - Cochabamba, Bolivia

Climate change is having dangerous effects on many things including food production. Many times seeds will be the part that is the most harmed which can halt food genetics from being passed on. 

 

World People's Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of  Mother Earth - Cochabamba, Bolivia

There is a heritage seed revival that is happening with farmers' all around the world. Bolivia has an assortment of native kinds of potatoes that are reappearing in farmers' crops. 

 

World People's Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of  Mother Earth - Cochabamba, Bolivia World People's Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of  Mother Earth - Cochabamba, Bolivia World People's Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of  Mother Earth - Cochabamba, Bolivia

Potatoes, the Coca plant and various forms of beans are just some of the farm crops that come out of Bolivia. All of these are being affected by climate change.

 

World People's Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of  Mother Earth - Cochabamba, Bolivia

These Bolivian potatoes come in all sizes, shapes, colors and even flavors. The high altitude over most of the country provides a perfect environment for farming this crop.

 

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