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

Unlocking the potential of grassland

17 October, 2009 by (comments)

Better use of tropical grasslands could be as effective in the fight against hunger as investment in irrigation schemes, and could also help to protect the environment. The findings come from the first phase of the CGIAR-wide Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF), due to be completed in December 2009. The CPWF’s Basin Focal Projects studied water useRead More …

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Filed Under: Crops @en, Tropical Forages

Vice Minister supports CoCoon initiative at CIAT

22 September, 2009 by (comments)

Colombia’s Vice Minister of Environment, Housing and Territorial Development, Claudia Mora, was at CIAT today, to speak at the Conflict and Cooperation over Natural Resources (CoCoon) Matchmaking meeting. The two-day conference at CIAT’s headquarters in Palmira has brought together experts to help strengthen regional ties in Central and South America. The resulting regional consortium, along with those formed inRead More …

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Filed Under: Inside CIAT, Latin America and the Caribbean, Regions