Visualizing evolving global diets: National Geographic puts CIAT’s data into an interact...

Earlier this year, CIAT published a study in PNAS, which addresses the increasing homogeneity of global food supplies and the implications for food security. It revealed that diets worldwide have become more similar by an average of 36% in the last Read More …

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Changing the backstory of smallholder coffee production

Discriminating coffee enthusiasts expect a lot from their espressos, cappuccinos, and lattes.  These consumers want a “mind-blowing” coffee, which not only has an extraordinary taste but also comes with an upbeat backstory about its origins. Read More …

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Transforming gender norms in agriculture for greater development impact

The CGIAR has embarked on a global study of gender norms to increase the development impact of its research programs. The study intends to further our understanding of influential gender dynamics, so that programs can be better targeted and Read More …

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A fight to the finish against climate change

This post was first published on the Inter-American Development Bank's Partnerships for Development blog. When you go up against a tough opponent like climate change, you had best go in the company of heavyweights. This is the prudent thinking Read More …

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Visualizing evolving global diets: National Geographic puts CIAT’s data into an interactive graphic

1 September, 2014 by (comments)

Earlier this year, CIAT published a study in PNAS, which addresses the increasing homogeneity of global food supplies and theRead More …

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Social media in Southeast Asia: new platforms for sharing

31 July, 2014 by (comments)

This post was first published on the CGIAR website. Social Media is a powerful way to disseminate information – personal or professionalRead More …

Recently, cassava in Southeast Asia has been threatened by new pests and diseases spreading rapidly. Mealybugs are one of them. Credit: Georgina Smith / CIAT

New video: Managing mealybugs in cassava

24 July, 2014 by (comments)

Across the world, cassava is grown for its edible, starchy tubers. In Asia, cassava has been free from major problemsRead More …

Farmers and their concerns should be at the forefront of the Alliance. Credit: Georgina Smith / CIAT

Getting climate-smart talk on the top agenda

22 July, 2014 by (comments)

This post was first published on the CCAFS blog. “If climate change were a language, we’re currently all speaking different dialects,”Read More …

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Changing the backstory of smallholder coffee production

8 July, 2014 by (comments)

Discriminating coffee enthusiasts expect a lot from their espressos, cappuccinos, and lattes.  These consumers want a “mind-blowing” coffee, which notRead More …

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Transforming gender norms in agriculture for greater development impact

27 June, 2014 by (comments)

The CGIAR has embarked on a global study of gender norms to increase the development impact of its research programs.Read More …

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A fight to the finish against climate change

25 June, 2014 by (comments)

This post was first published on the Inter-American Development Bank’s Partnerships for Development blog. When you go up against aRead More …

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Mitigating climate change – every little bit helps

25 June, 2014 by (comments)

If only we could put a little bit of extra carbon into our soils – that could save the planetRead More …

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Chocolate? Sure, as long as it’s 55% shade

16 June, 2014 by (comments)

I personally like dark chocolate, with 70% cocoa or more. But if my chocolate can also be climate friendly, evenRead More …

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Smart development in 5 questions

11 June, 2014 by (comments)

Customer service is at the heart of business. Companies tirelessly survey and sound out their clients, and adapt their strategiesRead More …

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