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Women farmers take on climate change

Women farmers take on climate change

Sep 18, 2012

A new study, “Women Farmers Adopting to Climate Change,” highlights how the phenomenon affects men and women differently – and can exacerbate already existing gender inequalities.

Melting Peruvian glaciers threaten water supplies

Melting Peruvian glaciers threaten water supplies

Mar 06, 2010

Less and less glacial water spells trouble for Peruvian farmers.

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About Peru
  • Population: 29.2 million (UN, 2009)
  • Capital: Lima
  • Area: 1.28 million sq km (496,225 sq miles)
  • Major languages: Spanish, Quechua, Aymara
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 71 years (men), 76 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 nuevo sol = 100 centimos
  • Main exports: Fish and fish products, copper, zinc, gold, crude petroleum and by-products, lead, coffee, sugar, cotton
  • GNI per capita: US $3,990 (World Bank, 2008)