Advancing climate-smart agriculture: CCAFS Annual Report 2013 highlights the program’s main contributions to attaining food security in a changing climate

29 May, 2014 by (comments)

The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) is dedicated to putting climate-smart agriculture at the heart of farming practices and policy across the globe. CCAFS, whose research is closely integrated with capacity strengthening, partner engagement, and creative communications, presents impressive achievements over the last year in its Annual Report 2013, published earlier this month.Read More …

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PABRA: Agricultural transformation in Ethiopia and beyond

29 April, 2013 by (comments)

Published in the new CIAT Annual report 2012-2013. There is a revolution taking place in East Africa. At its center, lies the humble white pea bean – and a market-led approach that is transforming agriculture, stirring institutional change, and stimulating economic growth. At Tuka Langano village in Ethiopia’s Oromia region, Milko Bati sits on her veranda. She used toRead More …

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Filed Under: Africa @en, Beans @en

Hybrid rice for Latin America

23 April, 2013 by (comments)

Published in the CIAT Annual report 2012-2013, out now. A new public-private partnership across Latin America promises to boost rice productivity and could help bolster the region as an emerging food basket for the world. Launched in 2012, the Hybrid Rice Consortium for Latin America (HIAAL, by its Spanish acronym) brings CIAT researchers together with other rice scientists, traders,Read More …

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Filed Under: Crops @en, Crops website, Rice @en

Groundwork for Success – new CCAFS annual report out now

30 July, 2012 by (comments)

The 2011 annual report for  one of the CGIAR’s biggest Research Programs, CCAFS (Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security), has just been released. It documents the work undertaken during the first year of the program – jointly coordinated with the Earth System Science Partnership (ESSP) – to develop and promote climate-smart agriculture. Click to download Groundwork for Success (6Mb).Read More …

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Breaking Ground – the new annual report from HarvestPlus – out now

24 July, 2012 by (comments)

The 2011 annual report from HarvestPlus – the  initiative tasked with developing nutrition-rich staple crops for Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia – is now available. The announcement on the HarvestPlus website gives a tantalising taster of what’s inside: You can learn more about Benard, a farmer in Zambia who is testing vitamin A maize, and Alamgir, a plant breederRead More …

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Filed Under: Africa @en, Asia @en, Crops @en

CIAT’s new annual report – out now

19 March, 2010 by (comments)

We’re very pleased to announce that CIAT’s annual report 2009 is now available. An Eco-Efficiency Imperative for Tropical Agriculture elaborates CIAT’s commitment to sustainable, scientific solutions to hunger, as well as taking a closer look at some of the Center’s success stories from last year. You can view the online “flippable” version by clicking on either the link orRead More …

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Filed Under: Inside CIAT