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Vilma Rodríguez in Estelí, Nicaragua is using high-quality seeds and best practices to improve her bean crop yields. Credit: Danilo Valladares/IPS | by IPS Inter Press Service
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Vilma Rodríguez in Estelí, Nicaragua is using high-quality seeds and best practices to improve her bean crop yields. Credit: Danilo Valladares/IPS

Central America Looks to Sustainable Development

 

Danilo Valladares

 

GUATEMALA CITY, Mar 9 (IPS) Central America, a narrow tropical isthmus flanked by the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, suffered 259 extreme weather-related events between 1930 and 2009, while the cumulative effects of innumerable smaller-scale events have not even been recorded.

 

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Taken on November 16, 2011