Bovine Intervention: Colombia prepares to give unsustainable cattle production the hoof

15 December, 2015 by (comments)

An ambitious proposal from the Colombian government to make cattle production more sustainable could save over a billion tonnes in greenhouse gas emissions, while protecting forests, regenerating land and boosting farmer incomes. If funded, the work will contribute to the country’s commitments to tackle climate change agreed at COP21 in Paris last week. With around 23 million cattle grazingRead More …

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Filed Under: Climate Change, Latin America and the Caribbean

Colombian coffee: Storming the taste test

8 October, 2015 by (comments)

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Filed Under: Agro-ecology and Economics @en, Latin America and the Caribbean

Two Degrees Up climate change films published by Reuters AlertNet

19 June, 2012 by (comments)

The Two Degrees Up series of short films about the possible impact of climate change on smallholder agriculture has recently been published by Reuters AlertNet. The films, originally produced to coincide with the launch of the CGIAR’s Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) Research Program, take a look at what a two-degree Celsius increase in average temperature –Read More …

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Filed Under: Africa @en, CIAT in the media, Climate Change, Latin America and the Caribbean, Multimedia @en

“Rambo root” could beat climate change in Sub-Saharan Africa

27 February, 2012 by (comments)
Yuca Rambo

Cassava expected to “enjoy” climate change – could produce more food for millions of people A traditional root crop long neglected by modern science could be the best bet for farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa to beat climate change, according to a new study by a team of climate scientists. The research, published in a special edition of the scientificRead More …

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Filed Under: Crop diversity, Crops @en

Two Degrees Up video series – 10,000 online hits, and rising

5 May, 2011 by (comments)

If you still haven’t seen them, the recent series of Two Degrees Up climate change photofilms, released for the launch of the CGIAR’s Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) in December last year, are continuing to attract plenty of online viewers. This week they reached and breached the 10,000 hits mark. The films, jointly producedRead More …

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Filed Under: Africa @en, Climate Change, Latin America and the Caribbean, Multimedia @en, Regions

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

Climate change photo stories are now online

1 December, 2010 by (comments)

Farmer testimonials highlight the challenge of adapting agriculture to two degrees of global warming You hear a lot about “two degrees” nowadays. Conventional wisdom has it that if the international community can contain global temperature rises to within two degrees Celsius by 2050, it can prevent “runaway” global warming that can never be reined back in. But agricuture is highlyRead More …

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Filed Under: Climate Change, Multimedia @en