While the Colombian peace agreement is making slow progress and has faced several drawbacks due to the political situation and lack of will from the current government, the situation of Colombia’s environment and local communities has deteriorated.
The aim with the event is to draw international attention on these issues. While the peace agreement is making slow progress and has faced several drawbacks due to the political situation and...
The slippery question of whether to ban the controversial commodity, or work with the producers.
Valle del Cauca is where the jungle foothills of the Andes splash into the piercing green basin of the Cauca River. It is a captivating landscape. The land here is the most fertile in the entire...
Climate change, volatile prices, changing consumption patterns, and increasing competition for agricultural land makes the hard business of farming even more challenging. How do we make our farming systems sustainable and resilient? In search for the answer to this question, we tend to focus on inputs and outputs, forgetting about the people who are at the center of the issue.
Presented at the Agri4D 2013 conference at the session on Transforming Gender Roles in Agriculture: - Ways Forward
A gender lens was applied to a wide range of agricultural research topics in one of the parallel sessions on Thursday morning (Sep 26th). As is often the case at the gender related discussions, a female dominated audience filled the room and speakers and facilitator were all women. However, as the session commenced about a quarter of seats were occupied by men.