Weathering the drought

15 January, 2010 by (comments)

An interview with CIAT’s spatial analyst Andy Farrow is featured on the CGIAR’s ICT-KM blog today. Andy describes the work of the recently-concluded Nodes of Growth project to improve legume seed networks in Kenya – and how the country’s recent drought brought some unexpected challenges. You can read the article Weathering the Drought: An interview with Andy Farrow here.

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Interactive Amazon map could help protect rainforest

13 January, 2010 by (comments)

A new online tool for studying land-use in the Amazon could help decision makers and researchers design incentive-based approaches for managing the region’s ecosystem services. Developed by CIAT and the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), the Amazon Initiative Interactive Map Server, is the first freely-available web-based application of its kind. By using satellite imagery and digital geographic information, it allowsRead More …

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Drought tolerant beans bring relief to farmers

8 January, 2010 by (comments)

Millions of farmers are set to benefit from a new drought-tolerant bean variety developed jointly by CIAT and the national agricultural research program of Nicaragua. The release of the hardy “INTA Sequia” common bean, which can survive extreme drought, coincided with last month’s United Nations COP15 Climate Change conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, where world leaders met to discuss waysRead More …

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Filed Under: Africa @en, Beans @en, Crops @en, Latin America and the Caribbean, Regions