Global research centers unite for bigger impact  

18 December, 2015 by (comments)

A major national consultation took place in Hanoi, Vietnam this week, to unite key players in agricultural research and define a collaborative road-map to deliver impact. The meeting comes during a crucial phase in CGIAR restructuring, as a second phase of Center Research Program (CRP) themes are further refined to be rolled out next year. Inputs from national participantsRead More …


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Michigan State University delegation to Southeast Asia

20 November, 2015 by (comments)

Michigan State University and CIAT kicked off a series of seminars and meetings across Southeast Asia on November Saturday 7th. The delegation of researchers from MSU met with CIAT’s local partners in Vietnam for a two-day seminar to discuss potential collaboration before travelling to Cambodia and other countries in the region. During discussions in Ho Chi Minh City, delegates discussed regionalRead More …

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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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Three-month research stipend in Vietnam

11 August, 2015 by (comments)

A short-term, three-month postdoc stipend is available for a pilot project led by Dr. Abigail Walter of SLU and Dr. Kris Wyckhuys of CIAT. The project will examine tritophic interactions involving cassava, invasive pathogens and herbivores, and the native insect herbivore and natural enemy communities. Lead researchers are looking for a postdoc for a three-month field work project, collecting and identifyingRead More …


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Ecosystems services research in Asia: future possibilities

3 August, 2015 by (comments)

Today’s brown bag seminar – a monthly lunch-seminar series for information-sharing between CGIAR researchers in Southeast Asia – was presented by Marcela Quintero, Ecosystem Services theme leader at the Decision and Policy Analysis Research Area of CIAT. Her presentation: “CIAT’s Ecosystem Services Strategic Initiative; ongoing work in Latin America and opportunities for consolidation in Asia,” showcased a success story from Peru, and outlinedRead 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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Sharpening the focus on CIAT’s role in the restoration of degraded lands and soils

23 June, 2015 by (comments)

Soils matter! We all agree. An important session of CIAT’s Annual Program Review celebrated the International Year of Soils (IYS) and gathered input from CIAT scientists in diverse disciplines on how to sharpen the focus of our soils research agenda.   The soils team first highlighted attractive and successful innovations in communicating soil science during IYS. These include aRead More …

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