Progress in implementing the CGIAR’s policy on open access and open data

31 August, 2015 by (comments)

Five of the 13 proposals submitted by CGIAR centers for phase II of the CGIAR’s Research Programs (CRP) mention and clearly include the subject of open access and open data as a priority, which means the issue is hot and current. Specialists in managing knowledge, databases, statistics, and data from the International Potato Center (CIP), International Maize and WheatRead More …

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Initiative 20×20 Begins in 2015

2 March, 2015 by (comments)

Representatives of various partner institutions of the Initiative 20×20 came together at CIAT, Colombia, on 12 February this year. The CIAT Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) had organized a business plan meeting to articulate the enormous financial, political, and technical efforts needed to restore 20 million hectares of degraded land in LAC by year 2020. Among theRead More …

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Progress and challenges of CIAT’s new strategic initiatives

26 February, 2015 by (comments)

Building an eco-efficient future is the title of  CIAT’s strategy 2014-2020 and even though it was launched only last February, we made a great deal of progress by the end of 2014, which inspires us to start 2015 off with good prospects. The progress comes directly from the concrete actions undertaken in less than a year to implement theRead More …

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CIAT launches its 45th anniversary celebration

14 May, 2012 by (comments)

This year 2012 CIAT is celebrating 45 years working in tropical agricultural research in collaboration with hundreds of partners in Colombia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, and Asia—aimed at  generating positive impacts mainly for smallholder farmers. To celebrate it, six events are being organized to take place at CIAT’s headquarters in Colombia and elsewhere around the world toRead More …

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