Colombian coffee takes a hit

20 January, 2011 by (comments)

Coffee farmers in Colombia are counting the cost of several consecutive seasons of unfavourable weather, which has affected crops across the country. As well as rains falling during flowering causing a drop in coffee yields, the increasing problems of coffee rust and infestations of the coffee pod borer have also ruined crops. Click to read Colombian coffee growers faceRead More …

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

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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WMO – 2010 was the warmest year on record

20 January, 2011 by (comments)

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has concluded that 2010 was the warmest year on record since global temperature records began in 1850. It found that 2010 was 0.53 degrees Celsius warmer than the average for the commonly-used baseline period of 1961-1990. While 2010 was marginally warmer that the other two warmest years on record – 1998 and 2005 –Read More …

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