Archive for the ‘Colombia’ Category

Avocado Farming Is Threatening Colombia’s Natural Water Factory

Via Mongabay, a report on the impact that avocado farming is having upon Colombia’s water supply: To satisfy the world’s ever-increasing appetite for the popular fruit, Colombia is risking the páramo, one of its key ecosystems. These rare environments provide fresh water to tens of millions of people — the majority of the Colombian population. […]

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Colombia: Rough Waters Ahead

Courtesy of STRATFOR (subscription required), analysis of how Colombia’s abundant water does not mean security: Colombia has made great strides in advancing peace talks with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), improving the prospect of peace with the guerrilla movement and finally settling the country’s longtime security threat. But another crisis of sorts is seeping through […]

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