Nicaragua: water harvesting work featured in New Agriculturist

8 May, 2012 by (comments)

If you’ve ever been to Nicaragua during the dry season, you’ll know why we’ve been getting very excited about some water harvesting rpojects there. For the latest on the work – by the CIAT-based Latin American Fund for Irrigated Rice (FLAR) – have a look at this feature, just published as part of a Climate Sustainable Agriculture special featureRead More …

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Bangladesh: Freak surge in fish supply “alarming”

9 February, 2011 by (comments)

Fisherman in Bangladesh are reporting unusually abundant catches of their national fish, Hilsa, at a time of year when supplies are normally quite lean, and scientists are saying climate change is a contributing factor. While a win for local fishermen, this disturbance in the breeding cycle may be connected to a series of environmental interruptions, and is symptomatic of anRead More …

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Wild fish stocks remain in troubled waters

1 February, 2011 by (comments)

As global fish consumption reaches an all-time high, fish farming and tighter control of the fisheries industry is crucial to maintaining supplies, according to a new report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). Billions of people worldwide depend on fish as a vital source of protein, and while production from fish farming is set to overtakeRead More …

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Filed Under: Agro-ecology and Economics @en