Este libro es parte de una campaña de divulgación realizada por Clima y Café, un proyecto que apoya la adaptación al cambio climático, particularmente en la región cafetera de Colombia. Nuestro equipo escribió, produjo y distribuyó este libro infantil para escuelas rurales en la región cafetera de Colombia. Está dirigido a niños de 10 a 13 años, pero es apropiado para lectores de muchas edades. Imprimimos 1.000 ejemplares y los distribuimos a tres municipios de Colombia para sus escuelas rurales (Santuario, Pereira, Santa Rosa de Cabal).
This book is part of an outreach campaign conducted by Clima y Café, a project that raises awareness for and supports climate change adaptation, particularly in the Colombian coffee growing region. In order to reach rural populations with climate change adaptation content, our team wrote, produced and distributed this children’s book for rural schools in the coffee-growing region of Colombia. It targets 10 – 13-year-olds, but is appropriate for readers of many ages. We printed 1,000 copies and distributed them to three municipalities in Colombia for their rural schools (Santuario, Pereira, Santa Rosa de Cabal). The book is now available online in Spanish and English.
My research team and I conducted a systematic review of climate change communication research over the past 25 years. This post shares our findings and access to the full white paper and conference paper. Our primary findings show that we need immediate, practical research into adaptation and mitigation within local communities. Additionally, we need to make sure we are researching equitably; that all areas of the world are receiving attention.
“Unseen Guardians: Rural Colombian Women and the Earth” showcases women coffee growers from Risaralda, Colombia, who are facing climate change. The photo exhibit highlights the complexity and humanity of these women and pays tribute to their unseen labor and role in both food security and responding to the challenges posed by climate change to their livelihoods and families.
I near the end of my PhD program at Purdue University and am happy to invite you to join my virtual dissertation defense. This is a culmination of my research in Colombia on climate change adaptation for the past three years. I welcome you to join!
Covid-19 is an extremely urgent crisis. Climate change is an extremely important one. What is the difference? And how do we approach and learn from them?
El cambio climático es una amenaza real para la cadena de suministro de café colombiano. Hay más de 300,000 caficultores en Colombia cuyos medios de vida se ven amenazados por un clima cada vez más caótico, y adicional a eso, el sector cafetero en Colombia proporciona empleo a más de 2 millones de personas. Llevamos a cabo una investigación con una comunidad en particular, los caficultores de Colombia, para comprender cómo conceptualizan el cambio climático y cómo comunican sus experiencias con él desde su perspectiva y en sus propias palabras.
Climate change is a real threat to the Colombian coffee supply chain. There are more than 300,000 coffee farmers in Colombia whose livelihoods are being threatened by an increasingly chaotic climate, and the coffee sector in Colombia provides jobs for over 2 million people. We conducted research with coffee farmers in Colombia to understand how they conceptualize climate change and how they communicate their experiences with it from their perspective and in their own words.
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.