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July 2016
Central America

Central America is undergoing an
important transition, with urban populations increasingat
accelerated speeds, bringing pressing challenges as well as
opportunities to boost sustained,inclusive and resilient
growth. Today, 59 percent of Central America's

Reports & Research
Policy Papers & Briefs
July 2016
Tanzania
Japan
Malaysia
Madagascar
China
Namibia
Indonesia
Australia
Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Argentina
Republic of Korea
Sri Lanka
Brazil
New Zealand
Central America
Northern America
Oceania

To meet carbon emissions targets, more than 30 countries have committed to boosting production of renewable resources from biological materials andconvert them into products such as food, animal feedand bioenergy. In a post-fossil-fuel world, an increasingproportion of chemicals, plastics, textiles, fuels and electricity will have to come from biomass, which takesup land.

Journal Articles & Books
June 2016
Paraguay
Central America
South America

This study analyzes the past, current and potential future deforestation resulting from the improvement of the road segment between San Juan Nepomuceno and the 6th route (PR-L1080) in Southeastern Paraguay. For the purpose of the analysis, the study used satellite images to detect deviations from the usual pattern of vegetation and thus identify anthropogenic change.

Journal Articles & Books
June 2016
Paraguay
Central America
South America

This study analyzes the past, current and potential future deforestation resulting from the improvement of the road segment between San Juan Nepomuceno and the 6th route (PR-L1080) in Southeastern Paraguay. For the purpose of the analysis, the study used satellite images to detect deviations from the usual pattern of vegetation and thus identify anthropogenic change.

Journal Articles & Books
June 2016
Central America
South America

Women’s land rights are increasingly advocated as an empowerment tool to spur development outcomes. However, empirical evidence of this relationship is limited. In this study we use data from peasant communities in rural Peru to explore the effect of the intra-household allocation of inherited land on women’s empowerment.

January 2016
Central America

Twenty million people in Central America
cook with biomass using open fires or rudimentary stoves.
The number of people using biomass for cooking in the region
will remain significant for a long time due to high
incidence of poverty, high Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) prices

Policy Papers & Briefs
January 2016
Uruguay
Central America
South America

The climate-smart agriculture (CSA) concept reflects
an ambition to improve the integration of agriculture
development and climate responsiveness. It aims to achieve
food security and broader development goals under a
changing climate and increasing food demand. CSA initiatives
sustainably increase productivity, enhance resilience, and

Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2015
Trinidad and Tobago
Caribbean
Central America
South America

This policy brief describes work carried out by CIAT in partnership with the University of the West Indies (UWI), which used climate predictions and crop suitability models to assess the likely impact of climate change on crops grown in Trinidad & Tobago. Key policy recommendations are provided.

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