Nicaragua: water harvesting work featured in New Agriculturist

8 May, 2012 by (comments)

If you’ve ever been to Nicaragua during the dry season, you’ll know why we’ve been getting very excited about some water harvesting rpojects there. For the latest on the work – by the CIAT-based Latin American Fund for Irrigated Rice (FLAR) – have a look at this feature, just published as part of a Climate Sustainable Agriculture special featureRead More …

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Filed Under: Agro-ecology and Economics @en, CIAT in the media, Climate Change, Latin America and the Caribbean, Regions

BBC photo gallery features six CIAT projects to mark Earth Day

7 May, 2012 by (comments)

The Spanish language news site BBC Mundo has featured six CIAT projects as part of a 12-picture photo gallery to mark Earth Day. The gallery covers CIAT work with water harvesting in Central America; biofortification, climate change resilience, site-specific agriculture, and gene bank conservation in Colombia. Click below to find out more – if your Spanish is up toRead More …

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Filed Under: Agro-ecology and Economics @en, Beans @en, Cassava @en, CIAT in the media, Crops @en, Latin America and the Caribbean, Regions, Rice @en, Tropical Fruits

Kenya: A glimpse of climate-smart agriculture

16 October, 2011 by (comments)

From “madman” to model farmer – perseverance pays off for Maurice There are many ways to describe Maurice Kwadha: farmer, entrepreneur, and climate-smart are some of them. But some in Kombewa, in western Kenya’s Nyando Basin, used to call him a madman. Once, when he was collecting discarded milk packets at the local market, he was physically attacked byRead More …

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Nicaragua water harvesting film – now in Spanish

23 September, 2011 by (comments)

As international interest in the CIAT-FLAR water harvesting project in Nicaragua continues to grow, you can now watch the accompanying photofilm in Spanish. And don’t worry – you can can still watch it in English. Related posts: Nicaragua water harvesting story on Reuters Alertnet Just Add Water – food production transformed in drought-prone Nicaragua

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Nicaragua water harvesting story on Reuters AlertNet

30 August, 2011 by (comments)

AlertNet, the arm of the Reuters news agency that exclusively covers humanitarian and development issues, has just published an article on their blog about a CIAT-FLAR project to harvest rainwater in drought-prone Nicaragua. The photofilm should be visible there too, any moment. In the meantime, click to read how Victor Beltran’s farm has been quickly transformed, allowing him toRead More …

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Sustainable intensification transforms landscapes and livelihoods – in one year

28 April, 2011 by (comments)

It could be the Holy Grail of eco-efficient agriculture – the sustainable transformation of arid land incapable of supporting food production, into green oases of rice, beans, and maize… …in just one year. Recent water harvesting pilot projects in Nicaragua have done just this. Coordinated by The Latin American Fund for Irrigated Rice (FLAR), based at CIAT‘s headquarters inRead More …

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