Just add water: food production transformed in drought-prone Nicaragua

6 May, 2011 by (comments)

Following last week’s tantalising post about some very exciting water harvesting pilot projects in Nicaragua, today we can bring you a just-finished photofilm, documenting the work – and its potential for expansion across Central America, and beyond. The work, coordinated by FLAR, and financed by the Common Fund for Commodities, shows that farmers’ fortunes really can be transformed veryRead More …

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Filed Under: Latin America and the Caribbean, Regions

Climate change “catastrophe” for India’s farmers

4 January, 2011 by (comments)

The UK’s The Independent newspaper today reports on the deeply unsettling story of farmer suicides in India. Among the several complex issues addressed in India’s hidden climate change catastrophe, drought and changing weather patterns are mentioned as possible causes of farmers abandoning their land and migrating to urban slums, and sometimes even more desperate measures. As interviewee Alka AwastiRead More …

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Filed Under: Asia @en, Climate Change, Regions