Quesungual, Cambio Andino and cassava breakthrough featured in New Agriculturist

19 November, 2009 by (comments)

CIAT once again features in the latest edition of the online development magazine New Agriculturist.

CIAT’s visiting researcher Aracely Castro talks about the importance of the Quesungual Slash and Mulch Agroforestry System (QSMAS) in the article Ancient lesson in agroforestry – slash but don’t burn. The traditional, eco-efficient system, from Honduras, recently received wide acclaim as a model for sustainable food production and natural resource management. Testing the suitability of the system has been part of the CGIAR-wide Challenge Program for Water and Food.

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In the same edition of New Agriculturist, you can see a picture feature on CIAT’s work on participatory bean breeding. The DFID-funded Cambio Andino project is helping CIAT develop varieties of high yielding, nutritionally-improved bush and climbing beans, with the help of small farmers in Darien, Southwestern Colombia.

In the news section, the article Cassava discovery could solve problem of root storage picks up on CIAT’s possible breakthrough in tackling post-harvest physiological deterioration (PPD) cassava roots. You can read the full press release here.

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