Agronoticias: Agriculture News from Latin America and the Caribbean


Corn crops in Argentina.

Argentina reduces up to 65% of its greenhouse gases

The production of bioethanol contributes to the reduction of the carbon footprint. Better equipment and humidity during the harvest contribute to process [...]
Ploughing with a yoke of horned cattle in Ancient Egypt. Painting from the burial chamber of Sennedjem, c. 1200 BC

World’s soils have lost 133 billion tonnes of carbon since the dawn of agriculture, study estimates

Amount of carbon released from the Earth is about the same as released by deforestation
Chickle Harvesting in a Mexican forest.

Supporting rural communities and stabilizing climate change: sustainable forest management in Mexico

A project supporting socio-economic development has already benefitted over 1,000 communities in Mexico, bringing the country a few steps closer to meeting [...]
Brazilian sugar/ethanol factory

Ethanol in Argentina: the silent power

Argentina has 14 ethanol plants, five of which are corn-based and nine use sugar cane, producing a total of 889,945 m3 in [...]
Cattle in Nicaragua

Nicaragua and Honduras promote the use of biogas

Central America is capacity-building to mitigate the effects of climate change and promote more sustainable agricultural production practices.
Woman collecting seaweed from a river in Guatemala

A large portion of surface water is wasted in Guatemala due to environmental pollution

High levels of pollution, even with heavy metals, render 95% of the water produced in Guatemala unusable.

Irrigation systems are vital for Dominican agriculture

Since 2012 the National Institute of Hydraulic Resources (INDRHI according to its acronym in Spanish) has invested RD$12.7049 billion, benefitting 2,513,440 irrigation [...]

Safeguarding the parrotfish in the Dominican Republic

Ydalia Acevedo, Deputy Minister of Coastal and Marine Resources, insists that this species is “fundamental for maintaining the coral reefs.”

World needs to pre-empt devastating drought impacts through better preparedness

Seminar at FAO seeks to rekindle international cooperation, wider use of existing tools and approaches.
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