UN awards big data project for confronting crazy weather in rice production

2 September, 2014 by (comments)

CGIAR scientists wielding big data tools to blunt the impacts of climate change on Latin America’s rice production have been named one of two winners of the Big Data Climate Challenge, to be awarded at the United Nations Climate Summit taking place on 23 September in New York City. The other winner is the World Resource Institute’s Global ForestRead More …

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Water scarcity = food insecurity? Think again

28 July, 2011 by (comments)

Award-winning team didn’t go with the flow As the world population edges closer to 7 billion this year, on-target for a projected peak of 9 billion by 2050, we won’t just need more food. We’ll need more water, in order to grow more food. Right? Actually, not quite. The prevailing wisdom – that population pressure will trigger a globalRead More …

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Jarvis and Colombia share a “true honor” at prize ceremony

7 October, 2009 by (comments)

CIAT’s Andy Jarvis has paid tribute to his Colombian colleagues during the Ebbe Nielsen Prize ceremony in Copenhagen, Denmark, yesterday. The annual award, granted by the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF), recognizes the innovative use of the latest computer technology in biodiversity research. Jarvis, a UK scientist who has worked for CIAT in Colombia since 2000, leads the organization’sRead More …

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CIAT and partners win best poster award at World Water Week

25 August, 2009 by (comments)

A CIAT poster detailing ways to improve rain water use has beaten 70 other contenders to scoop first prize during World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden, last week. The winning poster, titled “Improving the efficiency of rain water use on hillsides in the sub-humid tropics: agricultural & environmental benefits of Quesungual system” was presented by CIAT’s Visiting Researcher AracelyRead More …

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