Making the business case for climate-smart agriculture

18 December, 2015 by (comments)

If you’re a regular visitor to the CIAT blog, you’ll already know that climate change is expected to take a big bite out of chocolate production. A storm is brewing for coffee too. You’ve probably also been hearing that climate-smart agriculture (CSA) can help farmers big and small prepare for and respond to climate change – not just forRead More …

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EATxCali: Hungry for a Sustainable Food System

26 October, 2015 by (comments)

  When I grew up, poor people were thin. Books, films and news coverage of famines perpetuated the stereotype. But today, poor people are increasingly likely to be overweight. Now it’s often the rich who are the thin ones. It’s especially the case in cities, where most of humanity lives. There, wealthy folks might be packed into yoga hallsRead More …

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Filed Under: Latin America and the Caribbean, Regions

A third of food produced goes in the bin each year

16 May, 2011 by (comments)

Globally we waste or lose approximately 1.3 billion tons of food each year – more than HALF of the world’s annual cereals crop – according to a new FAO-commissioned report. While in the developed world most of the food lost is through “wastage” – that is, good food is thrown away – in the developing world, food losses occurRead More …

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Filed Under: Crops @en