The Conversation: Colombia's coffee industry is at risk due to unpredictable seasons, floods, landslides, droughts and pests. Farmers say they want to learn to adapt to these environmental changes but don't know how.
On the plane down to Colombia yesterday, I reviewed notes from my first research trip several months ago. I was surprised to find that every day I diligently wrote a reflection. Here is a redacted version of those notes, spanning eight days of research.
Ten years ago, a Colombian biologist was startled to hear a knock on his office door. He opened it to find a beautiful, unknown woman staring at him. With great determination, Johanna Drews explained that she needed help with the reforestation of the land she had inherited from her wealthy grandparents. The way I found this woman’s [...]