Bruce Campbell of CCAFS writes in Scientific American

9 July, 2012 by (comments)

Have a look at the leader of the CGIAR’s Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security Research Program, Bruce Campbell’s opinion piece on the blog of Scientific American, the publication of which coincided with the last month’s United Nations Rio+20 conference on sustainable development in Brazil. And if you have four minutes to spare, here’s a short trailer played toRead More …

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Filed Under: CIAT in the media

Climate-smart agriculture is working – here’s some proof

3 December, 2011 by (comments)

If you want a quick crash course in climate-smart agriculture, this trailer will do it in 3 minutes. It was just shown at Agriculture and Rural Development Day (ARDD) – a side event at the COP17 climate change conference in Durban, South Africa, to introduce the day’s Learning Events, where delegates will find out the nitty gritty about howRead More …

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Livestock insurance – a chance to outsmart drought?

24 October, 2011 by (comments)

New satellite-based scheme makes first payments to pastoralists What hits you when you get out of the truck at Ginda Village, in Northern Kenya, is the smell. Farmer Haro Sora’s land is littered with the carcasses of cattle and donkeys that have keeled over following an intense, prolonged drought. A skull here; half a ribcage there. In some placesRead More …

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Launch of CGIAR climate change research program featured in New Agriculturist

7 January, 2011 by (comments)

The latest edition of online development magazine New Agriculturist features an article on the launch of the new CIAT-led and CGIAR-wide climate change research program, or CCAFS. The article focuses on the recent Two Degrees Up climate change photofilms, which highlight the impact of a two degree rise in temperature on small farmers in Colombia and Ghana. The caseRead More …

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Life after COP15 – agriculture is part of the solution

18 January, 2010 by (comments)

CIAT’s Andy Jarvis on why there are reasons to be optimistic after COP15. As the dust settles following the United Nations’ COP15 Climate Change summit last month, it is important to evaluate some of its small, but significant successes. CIAT was present in Copenhagen, contributing to a unified message from many like-minded institutions, that agriculture must be included inRead More …

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Filed Under: Inside CIAT, Latin America and the Caribbean, Regions