Tiny wasps make big news

25 November, 2014 by (comments)

When CIAT’s Kris Wyckhuys and Bogor Agricultural University’s Aunu Rauf unleashed around 3,000 tiny parasitic wasps into a field cage in Indonesia in September, little could they have imagined the big news these tiny creatures would whip up. From the Financial Times, Bloomberg TV and the Wall Street Journal to local language outlets like Kompas, an international audience wanted to know what this “SWAT team”,Read More …

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New Emeritus in Asia: ceremony to welcome Dr. Bo

25 November, 2014 by (comments)

By Yen Le Hoang The former President of the Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Science (VAAS) and long-standing ally of CIAT’s agricultural research for development in Southeast Asia, Dr. Nguyen Van Bo, has been inaugurated as CIAT Emeritus on the evening of October 24. During the memorable ceremony in Thang Loi hotel, CIAT staff had the honor of welcoming Dr.Read More …

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Brown bag seminars: Nutrition and the double burden

25 November, 2014 by (comments)

By Yen Le Hoang The first-of-its-kind Brown-bag seminar was held at the Agricultural Genetics Institute (AGI) in Vietnam on October 24. This monthly lunch seminar series aims to foster research sharing, learning and collaboration among researchers from different CGIAR Centers, coordinated by Dr. Lisa Hiwasaki, coordinator of HumidTropics in Vietnam, and Dr. Dindo Campilan, regional director of CIAT Asia.Read More …

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