Issue of December, 08, 2008
Coffee plantation workers in Los Cacaos, a southern community of the Dominican Republic.
Credit: Valeria Vilardo/IPS
A Place for Eco-Coffee in the Dominican South
By Valeria Vilardo
air trade, organic production, gender equality and education form part of the strategies of thousands of coffee-growers for escaping poverty in the south of the Dominican Republic.
Credit: Courtesy of IFAD
Urgent Seeds for Haiti
Sabina Zaccaro interviews KANAYO NWANZE
aiti's food security requires the availability of seeds and improvements in harvests and irrigation, asserts IFAD vice-president Kanayo Nwanze in this Tierramérica interview.
Credit: Fabricio Vanden Broeck
Climate Change and Tomorrow's Losers
By Marcel Claude
lobal warming creates an opportunity to induce the necessary changes for a better world order, and for the poor, who -- with or without climate change -- are otherwise tomorrow's losers, says Chilean economist Marcel Claude in this column for Tierramérica.
GLOBAL: Climate Debate Cool in Poland
The United Nations conference on climate change, Dec. 1-12 in Poznan, Poland, faces the task of agreeing a plan of action for negotiations in 2009 for an obligatory pact for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
VENEZUELA: Mangroves Cut Down to Protect Lagoon
Venezuela's Environment Ministry began cutting down hundreds of meters of mangroves in Las Peonías lagoon, the core of a 2,100-hectare park near Maracaibo (600 km west of Caracas), despite regulations that protect mangrove ecosystems.
CHILE: Anti-Pesticide Groups Take On the Government
The Alliance for a Better Quality of Life and the Latin American Anti-Pesticide Action Network (RAP-AL) of Chile staged a protest outside the government's Agriculture and Livestock Service (SAG) headquarters about the continuation of aerial fumigation.
BRAZIL: Affordable Eco-Housing
A low-cost home that can be built in five days from recycled material only and equipped to use solar energy and rainwater is a social and environmental solution that is gaining ground in Brazil.
CUBA: Energy Collaboration in the Caribbean
Eleven countries of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) are benefitting from a program promoted by Cuba for saving energy, the island nation's deputy foreign minister, Alejandro González, said ahead of the regional summit Monday.
Lessons From a Unique Decade
José Graziano da Silva *
Rio+20 and Beyond: Together for a Sustainable Future
José Graziano da Silva *
Why Inclusive Green Growth Can Sustain Recent Gains in Latin America
The Global Food Crisis and the Latin American Paradox
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CDs Become Weapon in Political Armoury
Private Interests Infiltrate G20 Summit
Pakistanis Blame CIA for Fresh Polio Cases
Setting Goals to Protect Half the Planet
Defining Green Economy May Stymie Rio Summit
"We All Have to Start Being City Changers"
Tension Around Possible Islamic State in Northern Mali
Health Warnings Loud and Clear on Cigarettes in Argentina
Biggest Economies Still Lagging on Renewables
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