Minding the gaps: scientists hail major advance in adapting food crops to climate change

31 July, 2013 by (comments)

Global efforts to adapt staple foods like rice, wheat and potato to climate change have been given a major boost as new research reveals the details and whereabouts of their “wild relatives” – their undomesticated distant cousins that could contain secrets to making food crops more productive and resilient. Some of these wild and weedy species have evolved toRead More …

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Filed Under: Africa @en, Asia @en, Climate Change, Climate Change website, Crop diversity, Latin America and the Caribbean

The Climate Reality Project – Colombian coffee on the frontline

19 December, 2012 by (comments)

It was probably only a matter of time before the names Andy Jarvis, Peter Laderach and Al Gore appeared in the same sentence. So it’s great to see that a recent documentary about climate change and smallholder coffee production in Colombia finally unites these two beacons of CIAT’s climate change research with the former US Vice President, Nobel LaureateRead More …

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

Toronto Star features CIAT/CCAFS cassava & climate change work

6 August, 2012 by (comments)

The Toronto Star – Canada’s largest daily newspaper – has just published a piece about the great potential of cassava as a climate-smart crop. The article which features research from the “Rambo root” scientific article by CIAT & CCAFS earlier this year.

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Filed Under: Africa @en, Cassava @en, CIAT in the media

CIAT featured in Uganda TV coverage of GCP21 cassava conference

3 July, 2012 by (comments)

Click to watch Uganda’s national television network NTV’s coveage of the recent Global Cassava Partnership for the 21st Century (GCP21) conference in Kampala. CIAT climate change expert Andy Jarvis appears more than once.

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Filed Under: Africa @en, Cassava @en, CIAT in the media