MSN and Reuters cover CIAT cassava work

22 May, 2012 by (comments)

Here’s some of the latest media coverage of CIAT’s cassava work from the last few days. The first, from MSN, brings in an interesting Nigerian perspective to the cassava “Rambo root” work. The second is last week’s International Year of Cassava post, which was republished by Reuters Alertnert, and in turn republished by AllAfrica:  

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Filed Under: Africa @en, Asia @en, Cassava @en, CIAT in the media, Climate Change, Crops @en, Latin America and the Caribbean, Regions

CIAT’s “Rambo root” research featured by Deutsche Welle

18 May, 2012 by (comments)

Germany’s international broadcaster Deutsche Welle has just run an interesting piece based on CIAT’s “Rambo root” cassava research paper from earlier this year, which championed the crop’s resilience to climate change. Take a look.

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Filed Under: Cassava @en, CIAT in the media, Climate Change

Global nutrition program to revitalize efforts in Latin American and Caribbean

15 May, 2012 by (comments)

An exciting announcement from our partners, HarvestPlus: Latin American countries (LAC) are about to benefit from a renewed effort to improve nutrition and public health. AgroSalud, a program that has been developing more nutritious staple food crops for LAC has been integrated into HarvestPlus, a global program that improves nutrition by developing food crops rich in minerals and vitaminsRead More …

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Filed Under: Crop diversity, Latin America and the Caribbean, Regions

“Rambo root” could beat climate change in Sub-Saharan Africa

27 February, 2012 by (comments)
Yuca Rambo

Cassava expected to “enjoy” climate change – could produce more food for millions of people A traditional root crop long neglected by modern science could be the best bet for farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa to beat climate change, according to a new study by a team of climate scientists. The research, published in a special edition of the scientificRead More …

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Filed Under: Crop diversity, Crops @en

In case you missed it (Part 3) – CIAT article featured on Reuters Alertnet

17 January, 2012 by (comments)

Great news that the humanitarian news arm of the Reuters news agency re-published a CIAT blog article over the holiday period – about the burning of rice residues in Punjab, India. Tackling India’s burning desire appeared on their Climate Conversations pages. For the original article on the CIAT blog, click here. For the accompanying picture set, click here.

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Cassava: preparing for a perfect storm

18 August, 2011 by (comments)

Just one outbreak of a significant crop pest or disease is worrying enough for many farmers. But what about four at the same time? And what if that crop is both the third-most important food source in the tropics, as well as a crucial industrial crop grown by smallholders? New CIAT research just published in the journal Food Security revealsRead More …

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Filed Under: Africa @en, Asia @en, Cassava @en, Crops @en, Latin America and the Caribbean, Regions

Sri Lanka: one-third of rice “completely destroyed”

8 February, 2011 by (comments)

Heavy monsoon flooding in the second-half of January has cut Sri Lanka’s staple rice crop by 35%, the country’s Ministry of Agriculture announced today. Reuters reports that the Ministry estimates that more than 300,000 hectares of rice has been “completely destroyed”, and while commodity traders expect the impact on world prices to be minimal, it nevertheless equates to theRead More …

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Filed Under: Asia @en, Crops @en, Regions, Rice @en