Colombian coffee: Storming the taste test

8 October, 2015 by (comments)

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Filed Under: Agro-ecology and Economics @en, Latin America and the Caribbean

Mi cassava es tu cassava

30 September, 2015 by (comments)

New research shows just how much different regions of the world rely on each other for the foods they know and love – and why it’s time to share This world is really messed up. Especially when it comes to food – and specifically the plants we eat. Take for example, a hearty British roast dinner. With close competitionRead More …

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Filed Under: Climate Change, Crop diversity

The evolution of CIAT in Africa – a brief history

2 September, 2015 by (comments)

The scene captured in this black and white photograph from March 1980 holds a special significance for the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT). The week that these people met in Lilongwe, Malawi, they made a piece of CIAT history. While the idea of CIAT branching out of Latin America to share its bean expertise in Africa had beenRead More …

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Filed Under: Inside Africa, Inside CIAT

APC-Colombia and CIAT, partners in fostering good agricultural practices

1 July, 2015 by (comments)

The Colombian Presidential Agency of International Cooperation (APC-Colombia) and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen sharing of good practices for South-South Cooperation (SSC) in agriculture, climate change adaptation, and rural entrepreneurship. In a first phase, the APC-Colombia and CIAT strategic partnership will undertake SSC activities involving technical assistance and knowledge sharingRead More …

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Filed Under: Inside CIAT, Latin America and the Caribbean

Asia’s prized climate-resilient cash crop

25 June, 2015 by (comments)

Seeds of change In Southeast Asia, cassava is grown by over eight million farmers as a primary source of income and calories, especially among poor, rural upland communities. Despite years of research neglect and stagnating yields during the 1980s, cassava has had a dramatic come-back as a popular cash crop – but it still needs to be coupled withRead More …

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Filed Under: Cassava @en, Climate Change, Climate Change website, Crops @en, Crops website

Fighting Asia’s alien invasions

4 June, 2015 by (comments)

Our global resource base is fragile. As demand for food, animal feed and fuel is on the rise, together with growing global populations, farmers need to produce more food on less land. The earth is struggling to keep up, as soil fertility and environmental health are degrading. Our environment can fight for itself. For thousands of years, complex ecosystems have evolved,Read More …

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Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in Southeast Asia

14 May, 2015 by (comments)

This week (May 12th – 14th) researchers from across the region will meet to prioritize gaps in climate change policy, research, capacity development, and knowledge management during the Umbrella Program on Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation for Southeast Asia 2015 – 2020 workshop, to develop a Climate Change Conceptual Framework for Southeast Asia. Co-organized by CIAT, the Climate Change,Read More …

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Filed Under: Inside Asia