Costing the earth: who’s responsible?

17 November, 2014 by (comments)

Wielding a hammer, John Kabola steps back and surveys his day’s work. The quarry cut into the hills of Kenya’s Upper Tana watershed reveals deep layers of earth like a sliced cake. Quarry stones are in demand – the construction industry is thriving. That’s good news for Kabola, who has risen to quarry operator, investing his income in aRead More …

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Filed Under: Africa @en, Climate Change, Soils, Soils website

Transforming the global landscape

6 May, 2014 by (comments)

Like an aerial view, this is an example of where “top-down” works. Landscape approaches take the bigger picture, looking at the overall diversity of eco-systems within a landscape – an approach which has fast gained ground as the best way to ensure sustainable land use. Global demand for food, biofuel and fiber is transforming the global landscapes. Particularly in SoutheastRead More …

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Filed Under: Asia @en, Climate Change

We all are drivers of (climate) change

15 April, 2014 by (comments)

Has the tone changed in discussions about our climate? That of the latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published on 31 March certainly has. While the IPCC has repeatedly warned us about the risks related to climate change, this time around, the message sounds particularly urgent. The report confirms that human activities are responsible forRead More …

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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