Counter-attacking human and pig disease in Asia

5 May, 2015 by (comments)

Lao PDR’s northern-most province lies among cloud-covered peaks between China to the west and Vietnam to the east. The mountains here, along the eastern edge of Phongsaly province, are cut by a narrow winding pass – a trade route with Vietnam becoming more popular amid rising demand for pig meat. Fuelled by affluent regional populations and population growth, demandRead More …

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Filed Under: Asia @en, Crops @en, Tropical Forages

Initiative 20×20: Getting large-scale land restoration on track

9 December, 2014 by (comments)

Last Sunday, government ministers from six Latin America countries joined a half dozen private investors at the Global Landscape Forum (held alongside the UN Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru) to launch Initiative 20×20. Led by the World Resources Institute and supported by CIAT, the initiative aims to get the restoration of 20 million hectares of degraded land on track by 2020.Read More …

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

CIAT Annual Report 2013-2014 now available

12 May, 2014 by (comments)

Titled Building an Eco-Efficient Future, the new report puts the spotlight on CIAT Strategy 2014-2020 by briefly summarizing its key messages, reporting key advances on which the CIAT strategy will build through collaborative research for development, and by inviting partners and donors to join us in the collective effort to make tropical agriculture more eco-efficient in the years to come.Read More …

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Rio+20 Call to Action Resonates in Colombia

23 May, 2012 by (comments)

A call to action prepared by CGIAR for the upcoming United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, got a favorable hearing in Colombia this week, as government officials, development experts, and business leaders gathered for the Colombia Green Economy Congress in Bogotá. The Congress was designed to foster debate on the green economy concept andRead More …

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War for food, war for space – the future for Central Africa?

25 October, 2011 by (comments)

When you fly into the Rwandan capital Kigali, one thing is abundantly clear: land is in short supply. Is seems as though every inch of this hilly country is under cultivation. So it is with some justification that some experts are concerned that Rwanda and neighbouring Burundi could be the epicentre of a population time-bomb. Small and landlocked, withRead More …

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

CIAT prepares for first ever annual review on African soil

4 May, 2011 by (comments)

CIAT launches its annual review meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, next week, with a keynote address from Dr. Namanga Ngongi, President of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA). The event, held for the first time on African soil – will see senior scientists from CIAT’s headquarters in Colombia, and regional office in Southeast Asia, join their colleaguesRead More …

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Filed Under: Africa @en

A chance meeting with one of CIAT’s “founding fathers”

2 May, 2011 by (comments)

From CIAT Director-General Ruben Echeverría: In October 1966, Dr. Lewis M. Roberts from the Rockefeller Foundation and Dr. Lowell S. Hardin from the Ford Foundation wrote “A Proposal for Creating an International Institute for Agricultural Research and Training”. A year later, the Government of Colombia, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Ford Foundation and soon thereafter the Kellogg Foundation, agreed toRead More …

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Filed Under: Inside CIAT