Climate change: Arabica coffee faces a roasting

27 October, 2015 by (comments)

Scientists pinpoint the world’s most vulnerable coffee zones New research gives fresh insights into which of the world’s arabica coffee-producing zones will bear the brunt of climate change. The biggest losers will be in hotter areas with long dry seasons, such as parts of Brazil and Central America. There, almost 80% of land currently used to grow arabica coffeeRead More …

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Filed Under: Climate Change

EATxCali: Hungry for a Sustainable Food System

26 October, 2015 by (comments)

  When I grew up, poor people were thin. Books, films and news coverage of famines perpetuated the stereotype. But today, poor people are increasingly likely to be overweight. Now it’s often the rich who are the thin ones. It’s especially the case in cities, where most of humanity lives. There, wealthy folks might be packed into yoga hallsRead More …

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Filed Under: Latin America and the Caribbean, Regions

Recognition, a road to organizational success

23 October, 2015 by (comments)

Every day, people work hard at their jobs to attain their objectives and hope that their work will be appreciated and their efforts recognized. It is a question of basic human needs, of the recognition and appreciation we all need because human beings, by their very nature, like to feel important, that they are being taken into consideration, andRead More …

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Filed Under: Inside CIAT

Southeast Asia’s best cassava breeders form network

19 October, 2015 by (comments)

A network of Southeast Asia’s cassava breeders, who have achieved some of the best progress in breeding history worldwide, met in Hanoi, Vietnam on October 9th and 10th to discuss research milestones and next steps. Around two million hectares of cassava are planted to Southeast Asia’s breeding programs, said Dr. Clair Hershey, CIAT’s cassava program leader in his opening remarks.Read More …

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Filed Under: Inside Asia, Inside CIAT

Impatient with Hunger

13 October, 2015 by (comments)

In adopting the sustainable development goals (SDGs) at the United Nations summit held last month in New York City, world leaders made it very clear what agricultural research must accomplish in the years to come. By 2030, this research must, among other things, help reach goal 2 – “end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainableRead More …

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Filed Under: Crop diversity, Crops @en

Colombian coffee: Storming the taste test

8 October, 2015 by (comments)

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Filed Under: Agro-ecology and Economics @en, Latin America and the Caribbean

CIAT strengthens partnership with Kenya

8 October, 2015 by (comments)

Kenya isn’t just home to CIAT’s operations in Africa, it is home to a longstanding and successful partnership with the Kenya Agriculture and Livestock Research Organisation (KALRO) (formerly KARI). Over the years, the partners have generated major agricultural research successes for the benefit of Kenyan farmers. It is against this backdrop that KALRO and CIAT cemented their commitment toRead More …

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Filed Under: Inside Africa, Inside CIAT