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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Colombian President Declares Support for New Land Restoration Initiative

In a strongly worded speech given in the plenary session of Wednesday’s UN Climate Summit, Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos affirmed his government’s support for the 20-by-20 Initiative, which aims to restore degraded agricultural land and Read More …

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CIAT and the Climate Chorus in NYC

As world leaders, environmental activists, scientists, and others gather for the more than 120 events taking place during Climate Week NYC (22-28 September), CIAT is there, adding its voice to the call for action on climate change. On Monday, Read More …

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Climate-proofing rice farming in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta

This post is part of a wider initiative to bring Climate-Smart Agriculture under the spotlight, spearheaded by the CGIAR's Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security program, led by CIAT.  Rice farmer Ho Thai Benam stands outside a noisy hall, Read More …

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

CGIAR scientists wielding big data tools to blunt the impacts of climate change on Latin America’s rice production have been named one of two winners of the Big Data Climate Challenge, to be awarded at the United Nations Climate Summit taking place Read 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

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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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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 …

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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