Caity Peterson is a visiting researcher based at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) in Colombia, working in the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).
Reducing Guatemalan poverty through agroforestryBy Caity Peterson
"Forest heroine" Anne Hallum works to reverse deforestation and poverty
The right kind of helping hand for small farmersBy Caity Peterson
There's a lot smallholders can do for themselves to become more resilient to climate change, but targeted support is important too
A farmer's dilemma: To sell or to eat?By Caity Peterson
Small farmers must strike a balance between producing for the market and for their own consumption
Weaving a more climate-resilient futureBy Caity Peterson
In one Colombian town, goods woven from sisal fibre are proving popular with tourists, helping local growers earn more as the climate turns drier
Jorge Daza's marvellous biogas machineBy Caity Peterson
A Colombian farmer talks about how he installed a biodigester on his land to produce his cooking gas, but is the technology too expensive for most?
What’s the verdict on chemical fertilisers?By Caity Peterson, CIAT
Chemical fertilisers are often cast as the villain for their contribution to farm emissions, but they can help fight hunger
What women farmers want to knowBy Caity Peterson, CIAT
Women are the core of African farming, so why do they get less information about climate- smart practices than men?
"Soil power" comes in humble packagingBy Caity Peterson, CIAT
A Ghanaian farmer explains how he's adapting his practices to climate shifts, with impressive results
Vegetables for Ghana's vulnerableBy Caity Peterson, CIAT
Disabled villagers form group to start a dry-season garden
Fast-growing groundnuts keep Ghana's farmers afloatBy Caity Peterson, CIAT
But making improved seeds available to the poorest remains a challenge