CIAT Annual Report 2010 – now available

11 March, 2011 by (comments)

Dear colleagues, We are pleased to share the CIAT Annual Report 2010 with you. This year’s theme “From the New World to the Whole World” provides examples of CIAT research results in Latin America and the Caribbean, which are benefiting partners in Africa and Asia. Download the report Best regards, Ruben G. Echeverría Director General

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Coffee and climate change photofilm now in Spanish

1 March, 2011 by (comments)

Click to watch the Spanish version of Two Degrees Up – PART ONE: Colombia. The 6-minute photostory documents the experiences of smallholder coffee farmers in Colombia’s southwestern Cauca department, who are already feeling the effects of rising temperatures on their crucial, high-value cash crop. The English version on the story was shown at the recent United Nations COP16 ClimateRead More …

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Two Degrees Up on the Oxfam blog

10 February, 2011 by (comments)

Our friends at Oxfam International have posted a piece about Two Degrees Up on their From Poverty to Power blog. The Two Degrees Up series of photofilms, produced by CIAT, was unveiled at the United Nations COP16 climate change conference in Cancun in December, during the launch of the CGIAR’s Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) Research Program.Read More …

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CIAT’s first-ever video diary: Jarvis brings crop wild relatives in from the cold

3 February, 2011 by (comments)

In the first-ever video diary for the CIAT blog, Andy Jarvis gives us an update from a chilly Kew Gardens in London, UK. Andy is at Kew for a warm-up meeting relating to CIAT’s role in a new USD50m project from the Global Crop Diversity Trust, funded by the Norwegian government, to collect and conserve some of the world’sRead More …

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New videos bring agriculture and nutrition into focus

3 February, 2011 by (comments)

We recommend you take 3-and-a-half minutes to watch this new video from our friends at Farming First, about improving agriculture and nutrition. You’ll also see a few CIAT pictures from our Flickr page in there…and a very troubling countdown timer. Click to watch. Farming First Nutrition Video from Farming First on Vimeo. For more information on the project, checkRead More …

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Climate change film shows Bangladesh on the frontline

26 January, 2011 by (comments)

This photofilm produced by the International Institute of Environment and Development (IIED), in conjunction with Panos, is a telling account of Bangladesh’s struggle to overcome the threat of rising sea levels and increasing floods, and is a testimony to human resilience. Afloat: Bangladesh adapts to climate change, told in four parts, shows how communities are being forced to changeRead More …

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Take the CIAT Photo Challenge – can you guess where this picture was taken?

21 January, 2011 by (comments)

Spend just 1 minute and 30 seconds to test your geography, with the CIAT Photo Challenge.

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