Social media in Southeast Asia: new platforms for sharing

31 July, 2014 by (comments)

This post was first published on the CGIAR website. Social Media is a powerful way to disseminate information – personal or professional – with networks spanning the globe and connecting people with similar interests, strengths and goals. To nurture dialog on agricultural issues and increase local understanding of activities and research carried out by CGIAR centers and Research Programs (CRP), twoRead More …


Filed Under: Asia @en, CIAT in the media, Inside CIAT, Multimedia @en

New video: Managing mealybugs in cassava

24 July, 2014 by (comments)

Across the world, cassava is grown for its edible, starchy tubers. In Asia, cassava has been free from major problems for a long time. But recently, the crop has been threatened by new pests and diseases spreading rapidly. Mealybugs are one of them. Mealybugs first appeared in Thailand in 2009 and provoked drastic yields reduction in infested fields. Indeed,Read More …

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Getting climate-smart talk on the top agenda

22 July, 2014 by (comments)

This post was first published on the CCAFS blog. “If climate change were a language, we’re currently all speaking different dialects,” said Debisi Araba, Technical Advisor on Environmental Policy to Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development. His observations at the Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture (ACSA) consultation held in Hanoi, Vietnam, echoed others among the 140 delegates, who met in late JuneRead More …

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

Changing the backstory of smallholder coffee production

8 July, 2014 by (comments)

Discriminating coffee enthusiasts expect a lot from their espressos, cappuccinos, and lattes.  These consumers want a “mind-blowing” coffee, which not only has an extraordinary taste but also comes with an upbeat backstory about its origins. Collaborative CIAT research in Guatemala, Mexico, and Nicaragua has helped reveal what the backstory of smallholder coffee production really is, how it has changedRead More …

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Filed Under: Climate Change, Latin America and the Caribbean