||December 10, 2015 |
The costs of Peru’s farming boom
The fight began early one morning on a sandy dirt road between fields of lima beans, where farmers discovered an excavator machine digging a trench for a water pipe. Infuriated that the pipe would carry water pumped from beneath their farms, a crowd gathered and drove away the crew of workers in a fit of shouts.
||October 21, 2015 |
Terrace Farming – an Ancient Indigenous Model for Food Security
Terrace farming as practiced from time immemorial by native peoples in the Andes mountains contributes to food security as a strategy of adaptation in an environment where the geography and other conditions make the production of nutritional foods a complex undertaking.
||October 17, 2015 |
Native Women Green the Outskirts of the City, Feed Their Families
The hands of women who have migrated from rural areas carefully tend to their ecological vegetable gardens in the yards of their humble homes on the outskirts of Sucre, the official capital of Bolivia, in an effort to improve their families’ diets and incomes.
||August 27, 2015 |
Latin America water security depends on curbing use by agriculture - experts
Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean must rein in their thirsty agriculture sector to ensure water security, as extreme weather takes a toll on the region's growing cities, experts said.
||August 14, 2015 |
Drought Causes Food Crisis for Nearly 1 Million in Guatemala
Nearly 1 million people in Guatemala are struggling to feed themselves as poor rainfall has led to drought and shrunken harvests, worsening hunger among the poor, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization said. Linked to the El Nino weather phenomenon, this year's drought has been very hard on subsistence farmers living in Central America's dry corridor that runs through parts of Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua.
||July 30, 2015 |
Edward Pulver: Searching for the heart of yield
Dr. Pulver is a scientist with a global mission: improve farmers’ lives by raising crop yields. His accomplishments range from increasing Peru’s national rice production, to developing a system for evaluating rice resistance to blast in Colombia. From reducing yield gaps in the irrigated rice production of Venezuela and Brazil, to improving agricultural productivity in Nicaragua and Mexico.
||May 5, 2015 |
Central America: Local Solutions for Adaptation and Development
In 2014, GWP Central America with key partners put into place five pilot projects that demonstrate that water security and IWRM are fundamental to adaptation to climate change. Two of the projects are already proving the point.