CIAT Strategy launch makes a splash in Asia  

2 June, 2014 by (comments)

CIAT made a splash in Vietnam’s media this week as Director General Dr. Ruben Echeverría and Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Sciences (VAAS) President Dr. Nguyen Van Bo launched the global strategy in Hanoi. News of the strategy’s key message of promoting eco-efficiency in agriculture, in a region where economic growth and increasing urbanization have implications for environmental pollution, struck aRead More …

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Study on human diets whets the appetite of global media

17 March, 2014 by (comments)

A new study about the increasing homogeneity of global food supplies has produced, well, a gut reaction in mass media around the world. The study was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA (PNAS) by scientists with CIAT, the Global Crop Diversity Trust, and several university partners. They report that, over the pastRead More …

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Witches’ broom – a curse on cassava

3 February, 2014 by (comments)

The online magazine New Agriculturist recently published the article: Witches’ broom – a curse on cassava, outlining CIAT’s renewed efforts to contain and clamp-down on emerging pests and diseases threatening cassava production with partners in Southeast Asia. A key threat, cassava witches’ broom disease, threatens up to 40 million smallholder farmers in the region who depend on the crop for theirRead More …

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CIAT featured in Vietnam News

13 December, 2013 by (comments)

Vietnam’s National English Newspaper Vietnam News features an article to highlight a training initiative led by CIAT to raise awareness of new and invasive threats to cassava in the region. Top international experts from Finland, Colombia, Australia, the US and Southeast Asia discussed methods to control invasive mealybug infestation on cassava and other plants at a three-day workshop supported by theRead More …

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SciDev.Net featured recent success in biofortified cassava research

6 December, 2013 by (comments)

SciDev.Net has published an article reporting on recent success in speeding the development of cassava with dramatically increased vitamin A content. The improved cassava promises to benefit millions of people in developing countries who depend on cassava for food but suffer from malnutrition related to vitamin A deficiency.   Read the article: New process ‘could develop biofortified cassava faster’Read More …


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Reuters Alertnet features a major advance in crop biofortification

16 October, 2013 by (comments)

It is especially fitting that on World Food Day, with its “sustainable food systems for food security and nutrition” theme, Reuters Alertnet has featured a CIAT blog post reporting a fourfold boost in the vitamin A content of cassava. The improved cassava could provide a solution to millions of Africans suffering from malnutrition related to vitamin A deficiency. ReadRead More …

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Gorilla beans featured in The Guardian

22 July, 2013 by (comments)

UK Newspaper The Guardian has published a picture feature on Gorilla Beans in its Global Development section today. The beans – rich in iron and zinc – were developed by HarvestPlus, a joint programme of CIAT and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). They’re proving popular with farmers in eastern DR Congo, where micronutrient malnutrition is widespread. ForRead More …

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Filed Under: Africa @en, Beans @en, CIAT in the media