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

Drought tolerant beans bring relief to farmers

8 January, 2010 by (comments)

Millions of farmers are set to benefit from a new drought-tolerant bean variety developed jointly by CIAT and the national agricultural research program of Nicaragua. The release of the hardy “INTA Sequia” common bean, which can survive extreme drought, coincided with last month’s United Nations COP15 Climate Change conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, where world leaders met to discuss waysRead More …

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Filed Under: Africa @en, Beans @en, Crops @en, Latin America and the Caribbean, Regions

Jarvis on climate change adaptation

7 December, 2009 by (comments)

CIAT’s Andy Jarvis has been interviewed for Colombian National TV News about the threats and opportunities posed by climate change in the country. The feature was broadcast on Noticias Uno on Friday 4th December. Andy, who is currently attending the COP15 UN Climate Change Conference 2009 in Copenhagen, Denmark, discusses the challenges to one of Colombia’s most important cashRead 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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Poor countries need “hundreds of billions” to fight climate change

15 September, 2009 by (comments)

The World Bank says hundreds of billions of dollars is needed to help poor countries combat climate change – and industrialized countries should foot the bill. The figures, published in today’s World Development Report 2010: Development and Climate Change, comes in the run-up to the COP15 UN climate change summit in Copenhagen in December, which will see world leadersRead More …

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