Bovine Intervention: Colombia prepares to give unsustainable cattle production the hoof

15 December, 2015 by (comments)

An ambitious proposal from the Colombian government to make cattle production more sustainable could save over a billion tonnes in greenhouse gas emissions, while protecting forests, regenerating land and boosting farmer incomes. If funded, the work will contribute to the country’s commitments to tackle climate change agreed at COP21 in Paris last week. With around 23 million cattle grazingRead More …

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Filed Under: Climate Change, Latin America and the Caribbean

Four-legged futures: turning Vietnam’s cash cows into productive assets

21 March, 2013 by (comments)

CIAT Annual Report 2012-3 – Sneak Preview Ngo Van Hung is poised to quit his job as a builder in Vietnam’s Ea Kar District. Around six years ago he started getting a lot of work in the village of Chu Cuc, a community of smallholder farmers. He’d build a new home here, another one there; all of them bigRead More …

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Filed Under: Asia @en, Crops website, Tropical Forages

FAO rounds up stray livestock in Sri Lanka

5 January, 2011 by (comments)

Huge numbers of stray livestock are causing havoc for displaced farmers returning to the north of Sri Lanka, following the end of the 26-year civil war. Many animals were abandoned as farmers fled the violence and IRIN reports that up to 40,000 stray cattle are now on the move, causing significant damage to crops. The United Nations Food andRead More …

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Filed Under: Asia @en, Regions