A double win for CIAT scientists

29 September, 2015 by (comments)

Crossposted from: CIAT DAPA Blog. CIAT scientists are celebrating a double win after their new crowdsourcing approach to climate-smart agriculture (CSA) was selected for two ClimateCoLab awards. Organized by the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence, the awards recognize the innovative use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in Climate Change research. The CIAT system enables farmers and scientists toRead More …

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African agriculture on a journey of transformation

24 November, 2014 by (comments)

On 16 October, which coincidentally was World Food Day, Julius Byamukama, product manager of a food-processing company in Uganda’s southwestern Kabale District, travelled to the nation’s capital, Kampala, to put the finishing touches on an application for government certification of a new line of tasty and nutritious products. Once granted, this will open the door to national markets, greatlyRead More …

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

CIAT featured in Vietnam News

13 December, 2013 by (comments)

Vietnam’s National English Newspaper Vietnam News features an article to highlight a training initiative led by CIAT to raise awareness of new and invasive threats to cassava in the region. Top international experts from Finland, Colombia, Australia, the US and Southeast Asia discussed methods to control invasive mealybug infestation on cassava and other plants at a three-day workshop supported by theRead More …

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Filed Under: Asia @en, CIAT in the media

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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CIAT participates in global debate on gender issues

28 March, 2011 by (comments)

CIAT’s Participatory Research and Gender Analysis (PRGA) Initiative looks forward to working with the United Nations and other development agencies in positioning rural women and gender equality at the center of agricultural research, following the success of global discussions held as part of the 55th Meeting of the UN Commission of the Status of Women (CSW) held in NewRead More …

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Filed Under: Gender, Inside CIAT