Colombia’s fruit “revolution” begins

29 July, 2010 by (comments)

An ambitious new project that could help transform horticulture in Colombia – by the power of knowledge alone – is underway. From August 2010, fruit producers from all over the country will begin recording precise information about their farming practices. The aim is to build a detailed national knowledge bank to help them improve and increase production. TheSite-Specific AgricultureRead More …

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Amazon study fuels soybean debate

6 May, 2010 by (comments)

A recently-published study by a team of scientists at CIAT and McGill University in Canada suggests that increased soybean production could be indirectly causing deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon. Although the study, published last week in the journal Environmental Research Letters, makes no direct causal link between soy production and deforestation, it adds to a growing body of researchRead More …

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