Grain legumes come out of the shadows with major research programme

12 February, 2013 by (comments)

A new multi-million dollar research programme aims to improve the livelihoods of up to 1 billion people by boosting the productivity of some of the most important – but long-neglected – smallholder food crops. Grain Legumes – one of the 16 multi-partner CGIAR Research Programs (CRPs) – will develop new varieties of chickpea, common bean, groundnut, lentil, soybean, pigeonRead More …

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Filed Under: Beans @en, Crops @en

Heat hits Colombian coffee production

14 March, 2011 by (comments)

The New York Times reports that coffee producers in Colombia are struggling with higher temperatures and unpredictable rains, contributing to a slump in yields. This is something we heard repeatedly from farmers in Colombia’s Cauca department, while recording material for the Two Degrees Up series of climate change photofilms. While The New York Times report makes the point thatRead More …

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Filed Under: Latin America and the Caribbean, Regions