Posted on 23 November 2010 by admin
Maize is a food staple in Guatemala's "Dry Corridor," which has been hit by both drought and flood. Credit:Danilo Valladares/IPS.
By Danilo Valladares*
GUATEMALA CITY, Nov 23, 2010 (TierramÃ©rica/TerraViva) – “Many people still believe that water is a gift from God.” This statement from a Guatemalan scientist alludes to Central America’s neglect of its water resources – and the subsequent impact on agriculture. Continue Reading
Posted on 18 November 2010 by admin
A cloud forest in Costa Rica. Credit:GermÃ¡n Miranda/IPS.
By Daniel Zueras*
SAN JOSÃ‰, Nov 18, 2010 (IPS/IFEJ/TerraViva) – For many, Costa Rica embodies the notion of a country committed to taking care of its natural environment. But Costa Rican activists beg to differ, and have a list of the actions that contradict the country’s green “for-export” image.