Harvesting Results from the International Year of Soils

17 December, 2015 by (comments)
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As 2015 draws to a close, so does the International Year of Soils. Research on soils is a critical pillar of CIAT’s work, as Center staff demonstrated throughout the year, in a global campaign that put soils at the forefront of issues ranging from food security and climate to biodiversity and water. Finishing off the year in style, soilRead More …

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Impatient with Hunger

13 October, 2015 by (comments)
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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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Initiative 20×20: Getting large-scale land restoration on track

9 December, 2014 by (comments)
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Last Sunday, government ministers from six Latin America countries joined a half dozen private investors at the Global Landscape Forum (held alongside the UN Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru) to launch Initiative 20×20. Led by the World Resources Institute and supported by CIAT, the initiative aims to get the restoration of 20 million hectares of degraded land on track by 2020.Read More …

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Filed Under: CIAT in the media, Climate Change, Latin America and the Caribbean

Latin America and global food security: Helping the whole world learn to fish

22 April, 2014 by (comments)
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In the global debate about food security, two key issues concerning Latin America are often overlooked: first, the continued vulnerability of some parts of the region to food and nutrition insecurity and, second, the enormous potential of the region as a whole to provide global solutions. Now, two organizations that are especially well placed to expound on these issuesRead More …

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Filed Under: Beans @en, Cassava @en, Crops @en, Latin America and the Caribbean, Regions

The Passing of Tony Bellotti

6 March, 2013 by (comments)
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It is with deep sadness that I announce the passing of Dr. Anthony Bellotti at his retirement home in Naples, Florida, after a battle with cancer that lasted several months. Tony was a dear friend and a scientist of the highest caliber, who dedicated his entire working life to the pursuit of development impact through agricultural research. His longRead More …

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