CIAT and USDA forging new links

18 February, 2011 by (comments)

Dr Jonathan Lundgren, research entomologist with the Agricultural Research Service of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA-ARS), is visiting CIAT for the next three months to develop collaborations between USDA and CIAT. Here he talks about the background and objectives of his visit. Over the years, CGIAR and USDA-ARS have collaborated on several research projects. In June 2010,Read More …

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Algae and agave, partners in the plight for clean fuel

18 February, 2011 by (comments)

Two new novel forms of producing biofuel may prove helpful on the road to reducing carbon emissions and adapting to climate change. Scientists at the Rochester Institute of Technology have produced biodiesel out of algae grown in wastewater. Algae reduce the bacteria and toxins in the water therefore have a two-fold benefit: the cheap, fast production of renewable energyRead More …

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Filed Under: Agro-ecology and Economics @en