Climate Change

Climate Change: hail and freezing temperatures forecast for Puno and southern highlands

Climate change continues to wreck havoc in Peru’s southern altiplano, where the arrival of freezing temperatures since March — almost three months earlier than usual — have killed more than a dozen people.

Potato Science for the Poor: UN conference held in Cusco

More than 90 of the world’s leading authorities on the potato met in Cusco this week to discuss sustainable potato-based systems, in a four-day conference sponsored by the International Potato Center, CIP, and the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO. One of the expected outputs of the conference has been […]

García promotes desalinization of sea water for arid coast

President Alan García announced a national objective today to desalinate water from the Pacific Ocean for human consumption and to irrigate agriculture on Peru’s arid coast. He made the announcement during the inauguration of the “Desalination of Sea Water: A New Alternative,” a forum which includes Peruvian authorities and specialists […]