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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
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

Journal Articles & Books
December 2015
Costa Rica
Central America

Bananas (Musa spp.) belong to the most important global food commodities, and their cultivation represents the world's largest monoculture. Although the plant-associated microbiome has substantial influence on plant growth and health, there is a lack of knowledge of the banana microbiome and its influencing factors.