A fight to the finish against climate change

25 June, 2014 by (comments)

This post was first published on the Inter-American Development Bank’s Partnerships for Development blog. When you go up against a tough opponent like climate change, you had best go in the company of heavyweights. This is the prudent thinking that prompted the Inter-American Development Bank and the Colombia-based International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) – a member of theRead More …

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Filed Under: Climate Change, Crops @en, Latin America and the Caribbean

Latin America and global food security: Helping the whole world learn to fish

22 April, 2014 by (comments)

In the global debate about food security, two key issues concerning Latin America are often overlooked: first, the continued vulnerability of some parts of the region to food and nutrition insecurity and, second, the enormous potential of the region as a whole to provide global solutions. Now, two organizations that are especially well placed to expound on these issuesRead More …

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Filed Under: Beans @en, Cassava @en, Crops @en, Latin America and the Caribbean, Regions

Can Colombia lead the way to the agriculture of the future?

28 February, 2014 by (comments)

Climate change adaptation is a big concept, one that doesn’t get any simpler when applied to agriculture. The sector is affected by a range of factors, from climate, to socio-economics, to international trade policy. What’s more, climate change is unprecedented and adaptation is thus a work-in-progress; there are very few – if any – past examples to learn from.Read More …

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Filed Under: Climate Change

Guaranteeing food security in times of (climate) change

25 September, 2013 by (comments)

Latin America and the Caribbean is known for its incredible diversity of people, plants, animals, and ecosystems , but despite a collective reputation for contrast and extremes, all countries in the region have one thing in common: the serious impact that climate change is likely to have on their rural populations and agricultural systems. Agriculture contributes importantly to foodRead More …

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