Ecosystem Action

BioTerra: The new biodiversity monitoring system being developed by USAID Natural Wealth Program

BioTerra es un sistema innovador de monitoreo de la biodiversidad y sus amenazas desarrollado por el Programa Riqueza Natural de la Agencia de los Estados Unidos para el Desarrollo Internacional (USAID), y sus socios locales—el Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT) y el Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humboldt—para apoyar al gobierno colombiano en el cumplimiento de las metas y compromisos de conservación de la biodiversidad. Este sistema busca complementar y aunar esfuerzos existentes de monitoreo de la biodiversidad y sus amenazas, a nivel nacional y regional.

Agrosilvopastoral systems, an alternative for ecological intensification and sustainability of livestock farming in Caquetá

The main objective of the Sustainable Amazonian Landscapes project (SAL) is to provide national environmental authorities and local farmers in Colombia and Peru science-based evidence that improves their capacity to mitigate and adapt to climate change, while improving the environmental services and socioeconomic benefits for the farmers.

Living soils and some surprising results

By Job Kihara, Peter Bolo, Michael Kinyua, John Mukalama, Rolf Sommer, and Andrew Margenot.   “Where farmyard manure has been added, there is living soil. But the soil is dead where there is only mineral fertilizer application”. This statement by Erest Omulama, a...

About Ecosystem Action

We all depend on complex forces of nature to provide soil, water and pollinators to help us produce food. CIAT is working to help conserve the integrity of these vital ecosystem services, and give them the recognition and, where necessary, the protection they require.

Contact

Marcela Quintero

Marcela Quintero

Theme Leader, Ecosystem Services, Decision and Policy Analysis Research Area

m.quintero@cgiar.org

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