Russia’s heat wave “not climate change”

11 March, 2011 by (comments)

Last year’s heat wave in Russia, which wiped out a third of the country’s wheat harvest and drove up global grain prices, was caused by natural weather variations, US scientists have found. They attributed it to the natural phenomenon of “atmospheric blocking”, Reuters reports, and not human-induced global warming as was initially thought. Nevertheless, extreme weather events like theseRead More …

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Climate change: expert scientists to lead calls for sustainable agriculture

11 March, 2011 by (comments)

A newly-formed team of expert scientists is to promote the critical role of sustainable agriculture in combating the effects of climate change on food production, aiming to influence major international policy debates in 2011. Led by the UK government’s chief scientific adviser Sir John Beddington, the Commission on Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change, brings together 13 leading senior scientistsRead More …


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CIAT Annual Report 2010 – now available

11 March, 2011 by (comments)

Dear colleagues, We are pleased to share the CIAT Annual Report 2010 with you. This year’s theme “From the New World to the Whole World” provides examples of CIAT research results in Latin America and the Caribbean, which are benefiting partners in Africa and Asia. Download the report Best regards, Ruben G. Echeverría Director General

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