Exploring new Canadian collaborations in Africa

21 May, 2015 by (comments)

To say that the Canadians are familiar with beans is an understatement. The Canadian government, through its former international development agency, CIDA, has supported CIATs bean research in Africa for several years. It is a successful collaboration that is hoped to continue. CIAT and the newly formed Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs Trade and Development (DFATD) are currently inRead More …

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Filed Under: Inside Africa, Inside CIAT

CIRAD and CIAT forge collaborative next-steps in Asia

14 May, 2015 by (comments)

It’s a shocking statistic that around one third of food produced globally is not consumed. It is one issue which CIAT and CIRAD both address in their work, specifically through tackling post-harvest loss. Already, joint initiatives under the Roots, Tubers and Bananas Program aim to reduce post-harvest loss and negative consequences of cassava processing in Asia through maximizing efficiency.Read More …

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Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in Southeast Asia

14 May, 2015 by (comments)

This week (May 12th – 14th) researchers from across the region will meet to prioritize gaps in climate change policy, research, capacity development, and knowledge management during the Umbrella Program on Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation for Southeast Asia 2015 – 2020 workshop, to develop a Climate Change Conceptual Framework for Southeast Asia. Co-organized by CIAT, the Climate Change,Read More …

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Counter-attacking human and pig disease in Asia

5 May, 2015 by (comments)

Lao PDR’s northern-most province lies among cloud-covered peaks between China to the west and Vietnam to the east. The mountains here, along the eastern edge of Phongsaly province, are cut by a narrow winding pass – a trade route with Vietnam becoming more popular amid rising demand for pig meat. Fuelled by affluent regional populations and population growth, demandRead More …

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

Lowell Hardin, a CIAT Founding Father

4 May, 2015 by (comments)

CIAT joins the family and many friends and colleagues of Lowell Hardin, professor emeritus at Purdue University, USA, in mourning his death on 28 April at the age of 97. While Hardin’s 70-year career of service to humanity reached many individuals and organizations, it had special significance for us at CIAT, as he figured prominently among the Center’s founders.Read More …

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