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Seismograph
09/01/2018

5.1 earthquake jolts Ecuador coast

In 2016, a massive earthquake of magnitude 7.8 struck Ecuador, causing widespread damage to lives and properties.
Compliance sign
08/01/2018

Ecuador and Nicaragua Strengthen Commercial Ties

Once fully applied, this agreement will open up markets on both sides as well as increase the stability and predictability of the trade.
Seeds
12/12/2017

INIAF confiscates 7.5 tons of illegal seeds in Bolivia and announces greater control

Facing the entrance of illegal seeds, the state entity will reinforce controls in various areas of the department in order to prevent [...]
Food supply shortage in Venezuela
11/12/2017

Venezuela only produces 30% of the food needed to maintain its population

The Confederation of Associations of Agricultural Producers of Venezuela (Fedeagro) warned that the new Law on Agreed Prices will lead to a further [...]
Alga Macrocystis pyrifera
30/11/2017

Bioremediation: an alternative for recovering polluted bays

A project focused on algal bioremediation in Valparaíso, Chile, has been successful.
Man in Santander, Colombia
28/11/2017

Improved formulas for land administration, a pathway to reactivate Colombian rural development

The measures adopted in the Peace Process have opened the door to revitalize the land administration system, reinforcing the rights and dignifying [...]
A man throwing food to the pelicans in Peru
15/11/2017

Fishing exports in Peru make a recovery, increasing by 48%

This data includes the first 9 months of the year. The anchovy is still one of the leading products. 
Garbage cans full of food
13/11/2017

Ecuador forms a network for the prevention and reduction of food waste

Representatives of government, international cooperation, academy and civil society participated in a workshop to exchange experiences with the goal of reducing food loss.  [...]
Child walking down the street in Potosí, Bolivia
10/11/2017

Bolivian government invests in the Potosí productive sector

This is part of the Territorial Economic Development with Inclusion project, which has provided support to the area since 2013 with an [...]
A mother in the indigenous community of Macedonia, in the Colombian Amazon teaching her son how to read and write
08/11/2017

Initial agreement forged between indigenous communities and the Colombian government

Indigenous groups cleared out of the Pan-American Highway, where they had been standing their ground for days, after reaching a preliminary agreement [...]