Women on the front line: resource control and the climate battle

5 February, 2015 by (comments)

This post first appeared on the CCAFS website.  Climate change has serious implications for food security. Chaotic weather patterns and more intense droughts or flooding events are impacting food availability and production in ways that farmers cannot predict. In this context, food and water sources become more unpredictable and scarce, and women face loss of income, harvest, and increased laborRead More …

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Filed Under: Africa @en, Asia @en, Climate Change, Gender, Latin America and the Caribbean

Guinea pigs in drive to improve food security in DRC

15 February, 2010 by (comments)

Pioneering new work by CIAT and its partners to improve guinea pig production could help tackle food insecurity in the conflict zones of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). It follows the surprise discovery last year of the rodents – native to South America – being kept as “micro-livestock” by rural households the troubled North and South Kivu districtsRead More …

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Vice Minister supports CoCoon initiative at CIAT

22 September, 2009 by (comments)

Colombia’s Vice Minister of Environment, Housing and Territorial Development, Claudia Mora, was at CIAT today, to speak at the Conflict and Cooperation over Natural Resources (CoCoon) Matchmaking meeting. The two-day conference at CIAT’s headquarters in Palmira has brought together experts to help strengthen regional ties in Central and South America. The resulting regional consortium, along with those formed inRead More …

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Filed Under: Inside CIAT, Latin America and the Caribbean, Regions