Women as drivers of positive change

In many developing countries, women play a major role in agricultural activity. They can be responsible for growing and selling crops and livestock, in addition to taking care of the household and all the members of the family. As a result of Read More …

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From field to lab: whose priorities count?

Making decisions in the lab about what crop traits to improve over others, already assumes that one trait is more desirable than another. Increasingly, involving communities is essential for researchers to ensure that improvements to crop varieties Read More …

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Beans to the rescue in the fight against child malnutrition and school absenteeism in Mada...

Twelve-year-old Branza has lived in an orphanage in Antananarivo, Madagascar’s capital, since 2010, because his parents cannot afford to feed him. Madagascar is known for its sunny beaches and scuba diving. What many don’t know is that nine Read More …

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Engendering bigger impact: making the other half count

Gelia Castillo has had her fair share of challenges as a female scientist. Now aged over 80, she remembers when, as one of the earliest pioneers of the social sciences in the patriarchal agricultural system, she was greeted by astonished colleagues: Read More …

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A powerful voice for climate-smart agriculture in the tropics

An interview by Margaret Zeigler, Executive Director of the Global Harvest Initiative, with Ruben G. Echeverría, Director General of the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT). With hundreds of millions of smallholder farmers Read More …

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Cutting down on Amazon deforestation: Watch, think, and act

Reducing deforestation in the Amazon is possible – Brazil has done it. Now it’s the turn of other Amazon countries to do something. With Terra-i and other Global Forest Watch contributors, let’s start by monitoring land cover changes in the Read More …

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Women as drivers of positive change

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In many developing countries, women play a major role in agricultural activity. They can be responsible for growing and sellingRead More …

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From field to lab: whose priorities count?

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Making decisions in the lab about what crop traits to improve over others, already assumes that one trait is moreRead More …

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Beans to the rescue in the fight against child malnutrition and school absenteeism in Madagascar

25 February, 2015 by (comments)

Twelve-year-old Branza has lived in an orphanage in Antananarivo, Madagascar’s capital, since 2010, because his parents cannot afford to feedRead More …

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Women on the front line: resource control and the climate battle

5 February, 2015 by (comments)

This post first appeared on the CCAFS website.  Climate change has serious implications for food security. Chaotic weather patterns and moreRead More …

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Engendering bigger impact: making the other half count

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Gelia Castillo has had her fair share of challenges as a female scientist. Now aged over 80, she remembers when,Read More …

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Rethinking gender and the destructive process

20 January, 2015 by (comments)

  When the CGIAR Gender and Agriculture Research Network met this week, little did they know that destruction would actuallyRead More …

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A powerful voice for climate-smart agriculture in the tropics

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An interview by Margaret Zeigler, Executive Director of the Global Harvest Initiative, with Ruben G. Echeverría, Director General of theRead More …

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Cutting down on Amazon deforestation: Watch, think, and act

10 December, 2014 by (comments)

Reducing deforestation in the Amazon is possible – Brazil has done it. Now it’s the turn of other Amazon countriesRead More …

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Initiative 20×20: Getting large-scale land restoration on track

9 December, 2014 by (comments)

Last Sunday, government ministers from six Latin America countries joined a half dozen private investors at the Global Landscape Forum (heldRead More …

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Emergency taskforce to tackle cassava curse in Cambodia

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Efforts to contain and control a devastating threat facing cassava farmers and industry in Cambodia will be ramped up this week.Read More …

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