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No.19   9/11/2006 05     
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Forests, Protected Areas and Biodiversity
Modernization and Competitiveness of Latin American Cacao Plantations
Coffee: Quality, Profitability and Diversification
Center for the Competitiveness of Eco-enterprises
Global Change
Integrated Watershed Management
Livestock and Environmental Management
Management and Sustainable Use of Plant Genetic Resources
Socio-economics of Environmental Goods and Services
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Fight against desertification and drought in Central America
In order to improve the quality of information regarding the status of natural resources in Mesoamerica and strengthen institutional, governmental and private capacities to combat desertification and drought, a technical cooperation agreement was signed last June between Christian Mersmann, managing director of Global Mechanism (GM), and Pedro Ferreira, director general of the Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE).
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Educational experiences for European and North American students
Since 2001, nearly 15 universities have visited CATIE’s headquarters located in Turrialba, Costa Rica. The objective of these visits is to learn about the work in research, education and technical cooperation being conducted at the campus in conjunction with partner institutions in CATIE’s member countries.
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More value for coffee in northern Nicaragua
As part of the actions being conducted by the Multi-sectoral Innovation Systems projects that is being implemented in Nicaragua and Honduras with the support of the Norwegian government and technical work by CATIE, work began at the beginning of 2006 to innovate value chains in order to produce and sell quality coffee from the highlands of Nicaragua and Honduras.
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Improving communication between science and forest policy
More than 22 participants representing 10 Latin American countries attended the workshop “Working Effectively in the Interface between Forest Science and Forest Policy.
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In Search of Academic Excellence
More than 50 international universities were present for the Student Expo 2006, which took place in Bogotá, Barranquilla, Cali and Medellin.
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Arias calls for peace with nature
Videoconference on International Environmental Conventions
Honduran Secretariat of Natural Resources and Environment and CATIE strengthen relations
Tom Miller, the president of The Tropics Foundation, announces the appointment of five new board member
Donation of Land by Weyerhaeuser
Resolutions of CATIE’s Board of Directors
CATIE’s Governing Council
Human footprint too big for nature
Cooperation agreement in Bolivia
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