Addressing the need for seed… and what we can learn from

20 January, 2016 by (comments)

Researchers believe they have uncovered a promising opportunity for reaching smallholder farmers in developing countries with vital crops that could help them respond to a host of challenges including climate change and malnutrition. It could have important implications for the way seed sales and distribution are organised, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. For decades, scientists have developed new crop varietiesRead More …

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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

Tortillas on the Roaster – climate change threatens one million maize and bean farmers in Central America

24 October, 2012 by (comments)

Tortillas on the Roaster, a new climate change study from CIAT, CIMMYT and Catholic Relief Services, has found that climate change is likely to cause serious problems for two of Central America’s most important staple food crops: maize and beans. According to the report, around one million smallholder farmers and their families could find themselves in the danger zone,Read More …

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Filed Under: Beans @en, Climate Change, Latin America and the Caribbean

Haitian mangoes ripe for export – new study

23 September, 2011 by (comments)

A new report has found that targeted mango production in Haiti could be one way to help smallholder farmers boost their incomes. Produced by CIAT in partnership with Catholic Relief Services, the report looks at opportunities for developing the mango value chain in the Caribbean nation, which is struggling to recover from last year’s devastating earthquake. It identifies opportunitiesRead More …

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Filed Under: Crops @en, Latin America and the Caribbean, Regions, Tropical Fruits

CIAT’s innovation helps Ugandan farmers go organic

25 October, 2010 by (comments)

A CIAT-pioneered research approach has been proven to develop business skills in smallholder farmers, helping them to build profitable agro-enterprises, according to a recent study. The study, carried out in Uganda, aimed to move farmers from conventional to organic agricultural production, which is increasingly popular in Africa due to its success in reducing poverty through higher yields and accessRead More …

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Filed Under: Africa @en, Agro-ecology and Economics @en, Regions

In the news: Reuters covers CIAT’s work on coffee and climate change

19 May, 2010 by (comments)

CIAT’s Peter Laderach is quoted by leading news agency Reuters today, in an article about the threats and challenges of climate change to coffee production in Central America. Laderach, of CIAT’s Decision and Policy Analysis (DAPA) program, has been working with partner Catholic Relief Services (CRS) on the Coffee Under Pressure project to assess the risks to arabica coffeeRead More …

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Filed Under: CIAT in the media, Climate Change, Latin America and the Caribbean, Regions