“Window of opportunity” for climate change adaptation

3 October, 2011 by (comments)

Good news, finally. And I don’t mean for dentists. A new compendium of research released today outlines the best options for “climate-proofing” some of the world’s most important food crops. It features significant contributions from scientists at CIAT, and the CGIAR-wide program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). While climate change means farmers will need to dealRead More …

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CIAT and partners toast new BREAD project

10 August, 2011 by (comments)

A pioneering initiative by scientists at CIAT, our sister center the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and the University of California-Davis, could significantly speed-up the improvement of cassava and banana crops, and help to transform breeding and production systems. It was one of just six projects to be approved in this year’s highly competitive round of prestigious BREADRead More …

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LAC Biotechnology platform : A regional consortium to integrate, catalyze, and empower!

20 May, 2009 by (comments)

The morning discussion about partnerships in the Reaching End User session linked nicely into Joe Tohme’s presentation about a Latin American and Caribbean Biotechnology platform. Joe concedes the idea is not new, having been discussed for several years but it has now been pushed forward in the new strategic plan, based on broad consultation with regional partners like Foragro,Read More …

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