A Clearer Picture of Farms and Forests at Rio+20

20 June, 2012 by (comments)

Though farms and forests are often described in terms of black and white, shades of grey would appear to be the more appropriate palette for depicting the complex links between these two sectors. Two events taking place this week alongside Rio+20 drove home that message. One was a science discussion panel on forests, energy, food, and income, which formedRead More …

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Filed Under: Agro-ecology and Economics @en, Inside CIAT

Rwanda Releases Iron-Rich Beans to Improve Public Health for Millions

20 June, 2012 by (comments)

Kigali, Rwanda / Washington D.C, June 20, 2012 The Rwanda Government today announced the release of five new iron‐rich bean varieties that could provide more iron in the diets of millions of Rwandese who eat beans every day. Iron deficiency is widely prevalent in sub-Saharan Africa. During childhood and adolescence, it lowers resistance to disease and impairs learning capacity. Read More …

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Filed Under: Africa @en, Beans @en, Crop diversity, Crops @en, Regions