Farmers debate their options in a changing climate

31 July, 2015 by (comments)

From cold snaps to intense rainfall, changing weather in the last two decades has not gone unnoticed by residents of Ma climate-smart village in Vietnam’s Yen Bai province. But weighing up options to adapt to changes and build resilience on village farms is not straight-forward. “This water used to be a stream flowing from the mountains,” said one farmer, pointingRead More …


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On the donor trail in Southern Africa

23 July, 2015 by (comments)

As long standing members of the Pan-Africa Bean Research Alliance (PABRA), CIATs work in Zambia and Zimbabwe has, up until now, mostly focussed on beans. But a recent trip to meet with donors and national partners in each country revealed strong interests in research into forages, soils and climate change, exposing new and exciting opportunities for future partnerships. TheRead More …

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Cassava mealybug awareness campaign launched in Vietnam

15 July, 2015 by (comments)

By Yen Le Hoang A campaign to raise awareness about the destructive cassava mealybug has been launched in Phu Yen Province, Vietnam. Organized by the local Plant Protection Sub-Department (PPSD) and the national Agricultural Extension Center, the launch was attended by representatives from departments of Agriculture and Rural Development, Extension and Plant Protection, the Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT),Read More …

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Data Management Community of Practice Workshop

13 July, 2015 by (comments)

CIAT’s data and information management team strives towards becoming the knowledge hub for scientists. The group also aims for CIAT staff to embrace an open science culture and becoming 100% compliant with Open Access goals without compromising quality of work. In July 2015 a group of 30 data managers from CIAT HQ gathered for the first time to understandingRead More …


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APC-Colombia and CIAT, partners in fostering good agricultural practices

1 July, 2015 by (comments)

The Colombian Presidential Agency of International Cooperation (APC-Colombia) and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen sharing of good practices for South-South Cooperation (SSC) in agriculture, climate change adaptation, and rural entrepreneurship. In a first phase, the APC-Colombia and CIAT strategic partnership will undertake SSC activities involving technical assistance and knowledge sharingRead More …

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