CIRAD and CIAT forge collaborative next-steps in Asia

14 May, 2015 by (comments)

It’s a shocking statistic that around one third of food produced globally is not consumed. It is one issue which CIAT and CIRAD both address in their work, specifically through tackling post-harvest loss. Already, joint initiatives under the Roots, Tubers and Bananas Program aim to reduce post-harvest loss and negative consequences of cassava processing in Asia through maximizing efficiency.Read More …

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Progress and challenges of CIAT’s new strategic initiatives

26 February, 2015 by (comments)

Building an eco-efficient future is the title of  CIAT’s strategy 2014-2020 and even though it was launched only last February, we made a great deal of progress by the end of 2014, which inspires us to start 2015 off with good prospects. The progress comes directly from the concrete actions undertaken in less than a year to implement theRead More …

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Reuters Alertnet features a major advance in crop biofortification

16 October, 2013 by (comments)

It is especially fitting that on World Food Day, with its “sustainable food systems for food security and nutrition” theme, Reuters Alertnet has featured a CIAT blog post reporting a fourfold boost in the vitamin A content of cassava. The improved cassava could provide a solution to millions of Africans suffering from malnutrition related to vitamin A deficiency. ReadRead More …

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