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  • ECLAC/FAO: Bioenergy Poses Both Risks and Opportunities / CEPAL/FAO: Bioenergía Ofrece Oportunidades y Riesgos

    Wednesday, May 9th, 2007

    The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC, known in Spanish as CEPAL) have just released a joint “study” (actually more of a short analysis with recommendations) on the potential impacts of bioenergy production on food security for consideration by the FAO’s Committee […]

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    A “Rural Productivity” Loan for Panama with Environmental Dimensions / Un prestamo para la productividad rural en Panamá con aspectos ambientales

    Wednesday, March 21st, 2007

    From the World Bank:
    World Bank Approves US$39.4 Million to Enhance Rural Productivity in Panama
    The World Bank’s Board of Directors approved today a US$39.4 million loan for Panama to increase productivity among rural small-scale farmers while protecting important forest, mountain and marine-costal ecosystems.
    “Achieving improvements in rural income and well-being will require increased productivity among small-scale farmers. […]

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