Coffee farmers face a double threat from climate change and dropping prices. But a group of Costa Rican farmers are finding solutions and transforming their corner of the industry.
Costa Rican coffee farmers are shifting to citrus trees as climate change and declining coffee prices challenge their profitability. Some prime coffee-growing areas will become unsuitable within a few decades.
In Costa Rica, Liberia and Brazil advances in transparent, participatory governance are empowering citizens and ensuring better environmental and development outcomes.
We can turn an India-sized patch of degraded land green again, but only if we learn from early successes in Niger, Ethiopia and Costa Rica.
While Latin America and the Caribbean have lost an area of land the size of Mexico to deforestation and degradation, all hope is not lost. Restoration success stories from three nations point to a way forward.
Today, countries, states, and financial and civil society institutions have announced new restoration pledges for Latin American and Caribbean through Initiative 20x20, a country-led effort to bring degraded and deforested land into restoration by 2020
Los nuevos compromisos construyen a la Iniciativa 20x20, lanzada en COP 20 en Lima para restaurar bosques y mejorar la productividad agrícola de la tierra degradada en América Latina y el Caribe
La Iniciativa 20x20 reúne compromisos nacionales y regionales y US$365 millones en financiamiento privado para restaurar bosques y ecosistemas, mejorar la productividad agrícola y reducir la pobreza
Initiative 20x20 brings together national and regional commitments plus $365 million of private finance to restore forests and ecosystems, reduce poverty and improve agricultural productivity
Leaders from Latin American countries will announce a major new initiative to restore forests and agricultural lands during COP 20.
Imagine that we have the chance to cut greenhouse gas emissions, boost household incomes and increase crop yields, while making vulnerable areas more resilient to severe weather and improving the lives of people in some of the world’s poorest regions.
The fact is, we could do all this and more by restoring the world’s degraded landscapes to productive, sustainable use.