Livestock insurance – a chance to outsmart drought?

24 October, 2011 by (comments)

New satellite-based scheme makes first payments to pastoralists What hits you when you get out of the truck at Ginda Village, in Northern Kenya, is the smell. Farmer Haro Sora’s land is littered with the carcasses of cattle and donkeys that have keeled over following an intense, prolonged drought. A skull here; half a ribcage there. In some placesRead More …

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Filed Under: Crops @en

Colombia faces multiple challenges in climate change adaptation

5 August, 2009 by (comments)

After another busy day at the National Dialogue about Climate Change event in Bogota, Colombia, CIAT’s Andy Jarvis provides a round-up. Today we presented our report on the priorities and opportunities for adaptation to climate change in Colombia. Our report looks at the importance of agriculture in the national economy, and attempts to identify some of the major vulnerabilities.Read More …

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Filed Under: Climate Change, Latin America and the Caribbean, Regions