Exploring Eco-Efficient Agriculture

18 May, 2009 by (comments)

Joe Tohme opened the Eco-Efficient Agriculture session, offering several definitions of the term, ranging from one paragraph to two pages – you can find out more here: The highlights of the session as a whole included presentations and discussions about the benefits and impacts of eco-efficiency. Speakers also covered the abiotic constraints, pest and disease threats, the importance ofRead More …

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The importance of communication

18 May, 2009 by (comments)

Communicating research within CIAT, with its partners and beyond is important – and we need to do more of it. That was the resounding message from this afternoon’s session on Access and Availability of Research Results, which saw CIAT’s Edith Hesse give a presentation on the availability of CIAT research outputs. Then Enrica Porcari, Peter Ballanytyne and Simone StaigerRead More …

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The importance of eco-efficient agriculture

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Participants in Knowledge Sharing Week have been discussing the importance of eco-efficient agriculture – CIAT’s central operating principle. We will bring you more on what eco-efficiency means and why it is important soon – in the meantime, feel free to send us your comments on the day so far. Stay tuned CCC Team


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CIAT’s pin-ups pull in the crowds

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After weeks of preparation, the scientific poster session was well-received on the first morning of Knowledge Sharing Week 2009. The session gave KSW09 participants a chance to learn more about some of the important work going on within CIAT, while also giving them the opportunity to scutinize the work and have their questions answered by the scientists themselves –Read More …


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Knowledge Sharing Week 2009 is underway

18 May, 2009 by (comments)

CIAT’s Director-General Ruben Echeverria opens this year’s Knowledge Sharing Week with a discussion of the organization’s new Strategic Directions and Medium Term Plan. Delegates from around the world arrived in Colombia over the weekend to take part in the 8-day event. KSW09 aims to have a full scientific review of all of CIAT’s programs, develop the concept of eco-efficientRead More …


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