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

Tom Hargrove remembered

26 January, 2011 by (comments)

With deep sadness CIAT received the news of the passing of Dr. Thomas Hargrove, Head of Communications at CIAT from 1992 to 1995. An amazing writer and exceptional colleague, Tom revitalized public information at the Center and promoted the production of the first institutional videos directed toward external audiences. On 24 September 1994, on his daily trip to CIATRead More …

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“Sustainable intensification” – what is it?

26 January, 2011 by (comments)

Well, according to UK chief scientific adviser John Beddington, it is the only way we’re going to significantly increase the amount of food produced on the same amount of farmland to meet the challenges of a booming world population. Beddington oversaw the Foresight think-tank’s Global Food and Farming Futures report, which we blogged about yesterday, and which calls forRead More …

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Filed Under: Agro-ecology and Economics @en