Profiles on climate-smart agriculture presented to standing-room-only World Bank audience

Building on prior experience to confront new challenges is a basic precept of ancient folk wisdom, which has informed actions in every sphere of human endeavor throughout history. Now, it also serves, logically, as the guiding principle for a novel Read More …

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An African grass comes home for good – Part 2: Biodiversity to the rescue

Of all the efforts now underway to incorporate improved Brachiaria grass into Africa’s mixed farming (see part 1 in this blog series), the biggest and most successful was prompted less by its well-known value as livestock feed and more by another Read More …

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An African grass comes home for good – Part 1: Adding value to biodiversity

Ask any non-African what they usually associate with this continent – at least when a crisis like the current Ebola outbreak isn’t capturing everyone’s attention – and they’re likely to mention Africa’s spectacular big game. But what if Read More …

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Tiny killer wasps deployed in first phase to thwart food security threat in Indonesia

A team of around 3,000 tiny parasitic wasps have been released into a confined cage in Indonesia, in the first phase to stamp out a major pest afflicting cassava in Southeast Asia. Cassava is a key crop in Indonesia, which is among the world’s Read More …

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Profiles on climate-smart agriculture presented to standing-room-only World Bank audience

30 October, 2014 by (comments)

Building on prior experience to confront new challenges is a basic precept of ancient folk wisdom, which has informed actionsRead More …

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An African grass comes home for good – Part 2: Biodiversity to the rescue

23 October, 2014 by (comments)

Of all the efforts now underway to incorporate improved Brachiaria grass into Africa’s mixed farming (see part 1 in thisRead More …

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An African grass comes home for good – Part 1: Adding value to biodiversity

23 October, 2014 by (comments)

Ask any non-African what they usually associate with this continent – at least when a crisis like the current EbolaRead More …

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Open data’s contribution to better research for development: The example of RTBMaps

20 October, 2014 by (comments)

RTBMaps is a flagship online atlas developed by the CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB) that providesRead More …

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Tiny killer wasps deployed in first phase to thwart food security threat in Indonesia

25 September, 2014 by (comments)

A team of around 3,000 tiny parasitic wasps have been released into a confined cage in Indonesia, in the first phase toRead More …

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Colombian President Declares Support for New Land Restoration Initiative

24 September, 2014 by (comments)

In a strongly worded speech given in the plenary session of Wednesday’s UN Climate Summit, Colombian president Juan Manuel SantosRead More …

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CIAT and the Climate Chorus in NYC

22 September, 2014 by (comments)

As world leaders, environmental activists, scientists, and others gather for the more than 120 events taking place during Climate WeekRead More …

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Climate-proofing rice farming in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta

19 September, 2014 by (comments)

This post is part of a wider initiative to bring Climate-Smart Agriculture under the spotlight, spearheaded by the CGIAR’s ClimateRead More …

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Feeding Rwanda’s livestock revolution

8 September, 2014 by (comments)

More than 200,000 Rwandan farmers have received free cows under the Rwandan Governments’ One cow per poor family programme sinceRead More …

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UN awards big data project for confronting crazy weather in rice production

2 September, 2014 by (comments)

CGIAR scientists wielding big data tools to blunt the impacts of climate change on Latin America’s rice production have beenRead More …

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