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    Brazil Defends Sugarcane Ethanol / Brasil defende etanol de cana-de-açúcar

    Friday, November 21st, 2008

    From Brazil’s Nation Development Bank (BNDES):
    BNDES publishes book with unprecedented mapping of the ethanol sector
    Brazil is one of the most advanced countries in technology and productivity in all stages of the sugarcane ethanol production chain. The Brazilian experience shows that sugarcane bioethanol has become one of the most important responses to the growing need to […]

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    Carbon Financing for Sustainable Farming / Financiación del carbono para estimular la agricultura sostenible

    Thursday, November 6th, 2008

    From the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO):
    Harnessing carbon financing to boost sustainable farming
    Win-win-win for development, climate efforts
    Some 100 experts from five continents meet today to chart the way to harnessing a large new flow of funding – carbon finance – to agricultural development and to improving the lives of poor farmers the world over.
    Billions […]

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    More LAC Nations Covered by Forest Carbon Partnership Facility

    Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

    Temas Note: When the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility was first officially announced by the World Bank a few months ago, only five Latin American nations (Bolivia, Costa Rica, Guyana, Mexico, Panama) were to participate. Because of strong interest in the Facility, it has been decided recently to expand its developing country participants, and as […]

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    Promoting Organic Produce in Developing Countries / Facilitar la agricultura orgánica en los países en desarrollo

    Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

    Temas Note: I have been preparing an upcoming series of posts on organic production in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), which is much more complex and multi-layered an issue than you might think.  This news is timely and welcome for LAC, since the region has become one of the biggest producers of organic produce […]

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    FAO Calls for Review of the Risks & Opportunities of Biofuels / La FAO pide nueva revista de los riesgos y oportunidades de los biocombustibles

    Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

    From the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO):
    Annual report weighs opportunities and risks of biofuels
    Biofuel policies and subsidies should be urgently reviewed in order to preserve the goal of world food security, protect poor farmers, promote broad-based rural development and ensure environmental sustainability, FAO said today in a new edition of its annual flagship publication […]

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    A New Tool to Combat Soil Degradation and Climate Change

    Saturday, August 9th, 2008

    Last month I posted about the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) disturbing report about soil degradation and what it says regarding Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).
    A couple of weeks later the FAO and several partner organizations — the European Commission, the private Dutch foundation World Soil Information (ISRIC), the private Austria-based International […]

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    The Challenge of Land Degradation / El desafio de la degradación del suelo

    Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

    I must admit that, just as was the case with deforestation, in the past I paid very little attention to the issue of land degradation. I won’t bore you with the explanations and excuses as to why, just suffice it to say that it was not high enough on my list of priority environment […]

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    Farm Animal Production and Climate Change

    Monday, June 23rd, 2008

    The May issue of Environmental Health Perspectives, the peer-reviewed monthly research journal of the US National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), featured an article* on the contribution of farm animal production to climate change. Although the article does not focus just on Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), given the importance of farm […]

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    LAC Environmental Trivia, Revisited

    Thursday, June 19th, 2008

    The United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) recently published the latest edition (covering up to 2007) of its annual statistical yearbook for the region. As in recent years, one section covers natural resources and the environment.
    If you are seeking a basic set of comparative environmental data for the region, […]

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    FAO Slide Show on Climate Change

    Monday, June 9th, 2008

    I found this slide show regarding climate change on the website of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), offering a slightly different perspective than the one usually hears (which tends to center more on industry, transport and energy generation and consumption.

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