World Water Day: Tapping the potential of H2O

22 March, 2011 by (comments)

On World Water Day 2011, an occasion for raising awareness about the sustainable use of one of the world’s most precious resources, you can calculate your water footprint here to check if you’re a water saver or a water waster. The FAO has marked world water day by calling for greater investment in water management innovations, including improved agriculturalRead More …

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Filed Under: Agro-ecology and Economics @en, Inside CIAT

The seven billion people quandry

4 March, 2011 by (comments)

By the end of 2011 the global population is going to reach seven billion – a number so big it would take two hundred years just to count to out loud! Growth is occurring at a rapid rate – the population has more than doubled in the last 50 years. So what does 7 million people mean for the land we occupy? ForRead More …

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Filed Under: Agro-ecology and Economics @en

Unlocking the potential of grassland

17 October, 2009 by (comments)

Better use of tropical grasslands could be as effective in the fight against hunger as investment in irrigation schemes, and could also help to protect the environment. The findings come from the first phase of the CGIAR-wide Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF), due to be completed in December 2009. The CPWF’s Basin Focal Projects studied water useRead More …

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Filed Under: Crops @en, Tropical Forages

Jarvis quoted in The Guardian

14 October, 2009 by (comments)

CIAT’s Andy Jarvis is quoted in the UK newspaper The Guardian. Andy’s comments appear in the article How will the world feed itself in 40 years’ time?, which takes a look at the predictions for global population growth and climate change, and the implications for food security. While parts of the article make for fairly grim reading, it alsoRead More …

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Filed Under: CIAT in the media, Latin America and the Caribbean, Regions