The release in Rwanda of five new, nutritionally-improved climbing bean varieties, has been covered by news network AllAfrica. The high-iron beans were developed by the Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB) using seeds from CIAT’s gene bank in Colombia, as part of the HarvestPlus program. Take a look:
Filed Under: Africa, Beans, CIAT in the media
News network IRIN has featured CIAT’s “Rambo root” research on cassava and climate change, as part of its coverage of the Global Cassava Partnership conference in Kampala, Uganda, this week.
Filed Under: Africa, Cassava, CIAT in the media, Climate Change, Events
Warmer winters are contributing to a dangerous build-up of crop pests in the cassava-producing region of southern Brazil, according to scientists at CIAT. Potentially devastating pests such as the cassava mealybug, whitefly, lacebug and green mite – which were normally kept in check by occasional frosts and crop management practicesRead More …
Filed Under: Africa, Cassava, Climate Change, Latin America and the Caribbean
A new global alliance of crop and climate scientists could help boost research into one of the most promising, climate-smart crops – cassava. Research published by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and the CGIAR’s Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) Research Program earlier this year found thatRead More …
Filed Under: Africa, Cassava, Climate Change
The Two Degrees Up series of short films about the possible impact of climate change on smallholder agriculture has recently been published by Reuters AlertNet. The films, originally produced to coincide with the launch of the CGIAR’s Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) Research Program, take a look atRead More …
Filed Under: Africa, CIAT in the media, Climate Change, Latin America and the Caribbean, Multimedia
Germany’s international broadcaster Deutsche Welle has just run an interesting piece based on CIAT’s “Rambo root” cassava research paper from earlier this year, which championed the crop’s resilience to climate change. Take a look.
Filed Under: Cassava, CIAT in the media, Climate Change
It might be an abuse of artistic license, but 2012 might well be remembered as the first International Year of Cassava – in all but name. That’s because this year has already witnessed a sea change in the way the world regards this long-neglected crop. And it’s about time really:Read More …
Filed Under: Africa, Asia, Cassava, Climate Change, Crops, Latin America and the Caribbean, Regions