Heat hits Colombian coffee production

14 March, 2011 by (comments)

The New York Times reports that coffee producers in Colombia are struggling with higher temperatures and unpredictable rains, contributing to a slump in yields. This is something we heard repeatedly from farmers in Colombia’s Cauca department, while recording material for the Two Degrees Up series of climate change photofilms. While The New York Times report makes the point thatRead More …

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Coffee and climate change photofilm now in Spanish

1 March, 2011 by (comments)

Click to watch the Spanish version of Two Degrees Up – PART ONE: Colombia. The 6-minute photostory documents the experiences of smallholder coffee farmers in Colombia’s southwestern Cauca department, who are already feeling the effects of rising temperatures on their crucial, high-value cash crop. The English version on the story was shown at the recent United Nations COP16 ClimateRead More …

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Climate change film shows Bangladesh on the frontline

26 January, 2011 by (comments)

This photofilm produced by the International Institute of Environment and Development (IIED), in conjunction with Panos, is a telling account of Bangladesh’s struggle to overcome the threat of rising sea levels and increasing floods, and is a testimony to human resilience. Afloat: Bangladesh adapts to climate change, told in four parts, shows how communities are being forced to changeRead More …

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Introductory Two Degrees Up climate change photofilm is online

20 January, 2011 by (comments)

A short piece introducing the recently completed Two Degrees Up series of climate change photofilms is now online. Narrated by CIAT’s Andy Jarvis, the video outlines the Two Degrees Up concept, and gives an overview of three case studies that look at the impact of climate change on smallholder farmers in Colombia, Ghana and Kenya. The Two Degrees UpRead More …

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Kenya climate change photofilm – now online

17 January, 2011 by (comments)

The third in the series of the Two Degrees Up climate change photofilms – from Kenya – is now online. The story looks at farming systems in the country’s Mount Kenya region, and looks at some of the methods being employed by farmers to enable them to adapt to the problems caused by rising temperatures and increasingly unpredictable rains.Read More …

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Filed Under: Africa @en, Climate Change, Multimedia @en, Regions