Agronoticias: Agriculture News from Latin America and the Caribbean


Belize coastline

Belize Is Ending All Offshore Oil Drilling In Its Waters

 The country first proposed this idea in late-2015 and they finally managed to pass the bill in the last week of 2017. [...]
A girl protects herself from the strong heat

Central America Weakens Forest Shield Against Future Droughts

“We work together with farmers because we want them to adapt to climate change, establish improved pastures, and change their mentality"
Alga Macrocystis pyrifera

Bioremediation: an alternative for recovering polluted bays

A project focused on algal bioremediation in Valparaíso, Chile, has been successful.
Jatropha curcas, a tropical perennial often grown to be used for biofuel

Study speeds transformation of biofuel waste into useful chemicals

A research team has demonstrated faster, more efficient ways to turn discarded plant matter into chemicals worth billions.
Satiny Parrot Snake

Rainforest fragmentation is forcing more species to the forest’s edge

Breaking up the rainforest into small, isolated patches is forcing more species to live at the forest edge and putting those that [...]
Image of Easter Island, Chile

The Pacific Islands, an inspiring example of conservation and sustainability

Many Pacific Island nations run along the coast of the North and South American continents.
Sugarcane crops

Expanding Brazilian sugarcane crops could reduce global CO2 emissions

Vastly expanding sugarcane production in Brazil for conversion to ethanol could reduce current global carbon dioxide emissions by as much as 5.6 [...]
Airplane fumigating crops

Uruguay conducts a scientific study to understand the effects of agrochemicals

The government is carrying out scientific research to understand the effects of using agrochemicals and adopting policies to regulate their use. 
Children holding their breath under the water

Water - Latin America's greatest economic and social investment

Achieving a more comprehensive, sustainable management of water means building a greater social and political consensus to overcome the multiple sectorial and [...]
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