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Food for tomorrow: thinking outside the box

Cassava is a crop that likes a challenge. It can tolerate drought, heat or infertile soils as agriculture intensifies and populations grow. It is a carbohydrate source for 500 million people globally and a staple in Africa, Asia and South America, Read More …

Addressing the need for seed… and what we can learn from Amazon.com

Researchers believe they have uncovered a promising opportunity for reaching smallholder farmers in developing countries with vital crops that could help them respond to a host of challenges including climate change and malnutrition. It could have Read More …

Honor for major food security contributions in Southeast Asia

Two scientists with a long history of collaboration with CIAT have been honored for contributions towards the world’s most widely grown cassava variety - now grown by 60 to 75 percent of all cassava farmers in Thailand and Vietnam - and a key food Read More …

Genome Editing: As Easy, Useful, and Safe as it Sounds?

Helping experts in crop biotechnology explain their work to non-specialists is a tough job – one to which I’ve dedicated a lot of time as a science writer/editor over the last 20 years. One rhetorical device that I’ve always found handy for Read More …

Beans and Other Paragons of Dietary Virtue

When the United Nations (UN) General Assembly designates an issue to be the focus of an international year, this is usually a tacit admission that people around the world tend to take the issue for granted, even though they shouldn’t. The Read More …

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Food for tomorrow: thinking outside the box

22 January, 2016 by (comments)

Cassava is a crop that likes a challenge. It can tolerate drought, heat or infertile soils as agriculture intensifies andRead More …

Addressing the need for seed… and what we can learn from Amazon.com

20 January, 2016 by (comments)

Researchers believe they have uncovered a promising opportunity for reaching smallholder farmers in developing countries with vital crops that couldRead More …

Honor for major food security contributions in Southeast Asia

19 January, 2016 by (comments)

Two scientists with a long history of collaboration with CIAT have been honored for contributions towards the world’s most widelyRead More …

A smart revolution: World Congress in Asia

13 January, 2016 by (comments)

If you’re on a diet in 2016, restricting your carb intake might be on your list of New Year’s resolutions.Read More …

Making the business case for climate-smart agriculture

18 December, 2015 by (comments)

If you’re a regular visitor to the CIAT blog, you’ll already know that climate change is expected to take aRead More …

Harvesting Results from the International Year of Soils

17 December, 2015 by (comments)

As 2015 draws to a close, so does the International Year of Soils. Research on soils is a critical pillarRead More …

Bovine Intervention: Colombia prepares to give unsustainable cattle production the hoof

15 December, 2015 by (comments)

An ambitious proposal from the Colombian government to make cattle production more sustainable could save over a billion tonnes inRead More …

Smart beans help farmers cope with global warming – CIAT on Deutsche Welle

10 December, 2015 by (comments)

The eyes of the world are on Paris as leaders from 195 countries continue to hammer out a global agreementRead More …

What’s in your noodle soup?

9 December, 2015 by (comments)

You may never have heard of it before. A globetrotting crop by all accounts, it’s thought to have been introduced intoRead More …

Not so dirt cheap

7 December, 2015 by (comments)

The coffee on your desk might never have arrived this morning. Deforestation rates in Ethiopia – one of the world’sRead More …

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