In Colombia, ‘climate-smart’ villages could show future of farming


A country of vivid beauty, Colombia is home to vast swathes of fertile land producing everything from coffee and sugarcane to bananas, cocoa and rice.

In Cauca, a department in the southwest of the country, efforts are underway to develop farming practices that it’s hoped will be both sustainable and resilient to future challenges.

Ana María Loboguerrero is head of global policy research at the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security. One of the schemes she’s involved in is the Cauca Climate-Smart Village project.

According to CGIAR – a “global agricultural innovation network” that’s received funding from organizations including the European Commission,…


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