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Are high food prices good or bad for farmers?

In January, I spent an afternoon with these ladies who make a life out of the unforgiving climate and mean soils of the altiplano in Peru – ITC is working with Marc F. Bellemare and his team to measure the … Continue reading

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“Not paradise, but close to the heavens” – why gender and institutions matter in adapting to climate change in the Peruvian Andes

Farmers in the developing world are bearing the brunt of climate change. None more so than campesinos in the Peruvian Andes who already live and work in some of the world’s harshest conditions. Recent years have seen declining rainfall and … Continue reading

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Quarrels over Quinoa

Quinoa is an iconic crop for this century. It is resilient to salinity in the soil and thus can potentially withstand changes to the climate. It is also highly nutritious thus offering food security in a world that has to … Continue reading

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Is Quinoa trade good or bad for local communities?

Farming communities in the Andean Altiplano have traditionally produced the grain quinoa for local consumption. This year is the UN’s International Year of Quinoa. The declaration recognizes the grain’s high nutritional value and the Andean indigenous people who “through their … Continue reading

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