Deforestation ban could cost farmers billions

31 January, 2011 by (comments)

A complete ban on deforestation in Latin America and the Caribbean could cost farmers in the region more than US$12 billion over the next two decades, according to a new study from the Inter-American Development Bank. While a ban would play a key role in stabilising world greenhouse gas emissions, it would come at significant cost to smallholder farmersRead More …

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Filed Under: Latin America and the Caribbean, Regions

Agrosalud – new digital story coming this week on the CIAT blog

3 January, 2011 by (comments)

The groundbreaking work of the CIAT-based biofortification program AgroSalud will feature in a new digital story to be announced on the CIAT blog this week. While you wait, you can get a quick, visual overview of the program by checking out this photo essay published in New Agriculturist. Agrosalud develops, evaluates, promotes, and disseminates improved food crops in 14Read More …

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Haiti: an action plan for agricultural development

5 November, 2010 by (comments)

A landmark CIAT report into the state of agriculture in Haiti, following January 2010’s devastating earthquake, features in the latest edition of New Agriculturist. The online development magazine, funded by the UK International Department for International Development (DFID), takes a close look at the recently released Haiti Seed System Security Assessment (SSA), which makes a series of recommendations forRead More …

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