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

Last Sunday, government ministers from six Latin America countries joined a half dozen private investors at the Global Landscape Forum (held alongside the UN Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru) to launch Initiative 20x20. Led by the World Read More …

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Down to earth data

  “Diversity.” It’s not often you get a one word answer from researchers, given the complexity of their work, but that’s the answer CIAT’s soil scientist Rolf Sommer gave when asked his impression of Lushoto district nestling in Read More …

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Getting ahead of the trends in global diets

In agricultural research, time-frames are long and funding often short, so getting the priorities right is crucial. Scientific organizations must be doubly sure they’re focused on tomorrow’s challenges and not yesterday’s, if they expect to Read More …

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A powerful voice for climate-smart agriculture in the tropics

16 December, 2014 by (comments)

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

8 December, 2014 by (comments)

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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Down to earth data

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  “Diversity.” It’s not often you get a one word answer from researchers, given the complexity of their work, butRead More …

Farmer Kuria Samuel practices drip irrigation in the Tana River Basin, Kenya.

Could climate change spell trouble for Kenya’s largest river?

2 December, 2014 by (comments)

This post first appeared on the Thomson Reuters Foundation climate blog.  Ahead of the Global Landscape Forum in Peru, it helps toRead More …

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Getting ahead of the trends in global diets

28 November, 2014 by (comments)

In agricultural research, time-frames are long and funding often short, so getting the priorities right is crucial. Scientific organizations mustRead More …

The two-day media workshop brought journalists and researchers together to discuss climate change.

Brainstorming with the media on climate change in Vietnam

27 November, 2014 by (comments)

Twenty-seven journalists from a broad range of media outlets in Vietnam attended a two-day seminar in Hanoi recently, which aimedRead More …

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Tiny wasps make big news

25 November, 2014 by (comments)

When CIAT’s Kris Wyckhuys and Bogor Agricultural University’s Aunu Rauf unleashed around 3,000 tiny parasitic wasps into a field cageRead More …

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African agriculture on a journey of transformation

24 November, 2014 by (comments)

On 16 October, which coincidentally was World Food Day, Julius Byamukama, product manager of a food-processing company in Uganda’s southwesternRead More …

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