César Cardona Mejía: Goodbye to the man who didn’t mince words

21 June, 2013 by (comments)

“He was one of the most rigorous, sharply focused, and productive scientists CIAT has ever had. Like Tony Bellotti, he was a giant of CGIAR entomology and made a unique contribution to CIAT’s research in Colombia and Latin America.” With these comments, Joe Tohme, director of CIAT’s Agrobiodiversity Research Area, summed up the brilliant scientific career of César CardonaRead More …


Filed Under: Beans @en, Crops @en, Tropical Forages

“Game changing technologies” needed to fight cassava diseases

9 June, 2013 by (comments)

Alarming outbreaks of two devastating cassava diseases in Africa have prompted an alliance of experts to make an unprecedented international commitment to tackle them. Members of the Global Cassava Partnership for the 21st Century (GCP21) announced plans for the sweeping set of measures to impede the spread of the flesh-eating cassava brown streak disease (CBSD) and cassava mosaic diseaseRead More …

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Filed Under: Africa @en, Asia @en, Cassava @en, Crop diversity, Crops website, Latin America and the Caribbean

If chocolate is doomed, are we too?

4 June, 2013 by (comments)

If you had to name a crop that was absolutely essential to human survival you probably wouldn’t say cocoa straight off the bat. But the crop that’s the main raw ingredient in chocolate is one we should all be paying close attention to – and here’s why. Back in September 2011 CIAT scientists produced a report on the likelyRead More …

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Filed Under: Africa @en, Climate Change, Climate Change website