CIAT’s new annual report – out now

19 March, 2010 by (comments)

We’re very pleased to announce that CIAT’s annual report 2009 is now available. An Eco-Efficiency Imperative for Tropical Agriculture elaborates CIAT’s commitment to sustainable, scientific solutions to hunger, as well as taking a closer look at some of the Center’s success stories from last year. You can view the online “flippable” version by clicking on either the link orRead More …

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Filed Under: Inside CIAT

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

Unlocking the potential of grassland

17 October, 2009 by (comments)

Better use of tropical grasslands could be as effective in the fight against hunger as investment in irrigation schemes, and could also help to protect the environment. The findings come from the first phase of the CGIAR-wide Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF), due to be completed in December 2009. The CPWF’s Basin Focal Projects studied water useRead More …

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Filed Under: Crops @en, Tropical Forages

Agriculture R&D needs strong support

7 September, 2009 by (comments)

CIAT has welcomed a recent article in the journal Science, which calls for more funding for agricultural research to protect against food shortages and price hikes. The article notes that agricultural productivity and grain yields have been falling in recent years, and that without the right investment, this could have “profound implications for food price trends in the future.”Read More …

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

Climate change mitigation must involve smallholders

4 August, 2009 by (comments)

CIAT’s Andy Jarvis has been in the thick of the action at the National Dialogue about Climate Change in the Colombian capital Bogota. He writes after the conclusion of the second day of the three-day event, organised by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Here’s what the press are saying about it. Over to Andy for his summary ofRead More …

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