IFAD and CIAT: Taking the fast track to development impact

14 August, 2013 by (comments)

A new chapter in CIAT’s partnership with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has begun, as the result of a visit to Center headquarters in Colombia by IFAD President Kanayo Nwanze, heading a high-level Fund delegation. The visit formed part of a wider mission to Colombia and Peru. Coming on the eve of CIAT’s Annual Program Review, theRead More …

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Bean impact: making sense of 16%

12 July, 2013 by (comments)

Having had the chance to witness the spread of better beans in East Africa it was great to hear that the, well, bean counters had been sent in to do a formal impact assessment. The results will form part a series of studies known as the Diffusion and Impact of Improved Varieties in Africa (DIIVA). But at first glance,Read More …

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On the trail of DR Congo’s purple “gorillas”

11 July, 2013 by (comments)

We’ve travelled about an hour north of Bukavu, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, against the flow of UN trucks, to pull up at a thronging crossroads in Mita village. On the dusty traffic island are indicators that we’re not far from one of the few refuges of the endangered eastern lowland gorilla: a dilapidated tourist sign for Kahuzi-Biega NationalRead More …

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