CIAT and Colombia seize historic opportunity for a sustainable agricultural revolution

17 March, 2011 by (comments)

CIAT and the Colombian government have formalized an historic agreement that could trigger a revolution of sustainable agriculture of the country’s vast Orinoquia region, also known as the Llanos, or eastern plains. One of the flagship programs of the Colombian government is the sustainable development of the Llanos, and its transformation into a promising agricultural area to resettle smallholderRead More …

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Colombian president hears juicy details of CIAT-led fruit project

3 August, 2010 by (comments)

CIAT’s Andy Jarvis was delighted to get surprise chance to talk to Colombia’s president Alvaro Uribe about the organisation’s “revolutionary” new fruit project, last week. Uribe, who leaves office this week after completing two consecutive terms as president, visited CIAT and Asohofrucol’s exhibition stand at the Agro Del Pacífico 2010 trade fair at the three-day event in Cali onRead More …

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Filed Under: Crops @en, Inside CIAT, Latin America and the Caribbean, Regions, Tropical Fruits

Former CIAT board member leads race to become the next Colombian president

19 May, 2010 by (comments)

Ex-CIAT Board of Trustees (BOT) member Antanus Mockus is currently favourite to become the next president of Colombia, as the country gears up for national elections at the end of the month. The philosopher and mathematician, who is also leader of the Green Party, is known for his unconventional policies and publicity stunts. He served as an “ex-officio” memberRead More …

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