Why markets need to be part of a climate-smart solution

14 December, 2013 by (comments)

This post appears originally on the CCAFS website. Be honest. When was the last time you looked in your fridge and decided that the contents would be better off in the bin? Well according to the Food and Agricultural Organization, it was probably not that long ago. The statistics would put you in pretty good company: roughly one thirdRead More …

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Cassava’s new dawn: 5,000 genotypes to be sequenced

16 December, 2011 by (comments)

Cassava is already one of the most important food crops in Africa, and probably the most important smallholder industrial crop in SE Asia. But a new project announced by CIAT and BGI to sequence no fewer than 5,000 cassava genotypes could unlock some of the crop’s as-yet undiscovered secrets, helping agricultural scientists find new cassava markets, and rise toRead More …

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World Food Prices – CIAT Analysis

17 January, 2011 by (comments)

CIAT’s economist Bernardo Creamer talks about the recent rises in world food prices, and compares the situation now with the world food price crisis of 2006-2008. He also raises the importance of improving agricultural research-and-development to improve crop productivity to reduce the impact of adverse weather and climate change on yields and therefore food prices.

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Filed Under: Agro-ecology and Economics @en