Can Colombia lead the way to the agriculture of the future?

28 February, 2014 by (comments)

Climate change adaptation is a big concept, one that doesn’t get any simpler when applied to agriculture. The sector is affected by a range of factors, from climate, to socio-economics, to international trade policy. What’s more, climate change is unprecedented and adaptation is thus a work-in-progress; there are very few – if any – past examples to learn from.Read More …

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Why markets need to be part of a climate-smart solution

14 December, 2013 by (comments)

This post appears originally on the CCAFS website. Be honest. When was the last time you looked in your fridge and decided that the contents would be better off in the bin? Well according to the Food and Agricultural Organization, it was probably not that long ago. The statistics would put you in pretty good company: roughly one thirdRead More …

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Climate-smart road map for global rice powerhouse

11 December, 2013 by (comments)

A climate-smart road map for Southeast Asia is now taking shape as researchers meet for a planning workshop in Thailand. Photo: UN Photo/M.Perret (view original) This post appears originally on the CCAFS website. A climate-smart road map for Southeast Asia is taking shape as researchers gather in Bangkok Thailand to hammer out an action plan and decide on target sites to exploreRead More …

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The world in 2050: on the front line

12 November, 2013 by (comments)

Devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan, with thousands dead, has left the Philippines reeling. As the typhoon headed across the South China Sea towards Vietnam, more than 600,000 people were evacuated from regions at risk by the authorities. The country escaped major disaster, but the threats posed by extreme climate conditions are ever present. “Recent extreme weather events taking place in Southeast Asia are a starkRead More …

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Thinking out of the box on climate change

7 November, 2013 by (comments)

Picture this. Floods in the Mekong Delta brew trouble in Southeast Asia, as agricultural land is submerged. Suddenly, private sector investment sparks mass buying of agricultural land – and what follows is a decline in critical biodiversity, combined with wildlife smuggling as poor farmers struggle to make a living from dwindling natural resources. Then climate change kicks in. SeaRead More …

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Framing the bigger picture: climate change in SE Asia

6 November, 2013 by (comments)

One thing is clear – thrashing out the big picture on climate change is not easy. Day one of the Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security and Food and Agriculture Organization’s Economics and policy Innovations for Climate-Smart Agriculture (EPIC)* program’s Southeast Asian workshop: “Scenarios for Future Food Security, Environments and Livelihoods in Southeast Asia,” is over, and culminated in some heatedRead More …

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Decision makers to debate climate threats in Southeast Asia

31 October, 2013 by (comments)

Leading decision makers and researchers from Southeast Asia will meet in Vietnam to debate how future climate, environmental, political and socio-economic factors could impact food security across the region. Experts will gather at the workshop from November 5-7, in Halong City, Vietnam, entitled: “Scenarios for Future Food Security, Environments and Livelihoods in Southeast Asia.” Currently targeting Cambodia, Lao and Vietnam, theRead More …

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