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

CIAT’s innovation helps Ugandan farmers go organic

25 October, 2010 by (comments)

A CIAT-pioneered research approach has been proven to develop business skills in smallholder farmers, helping them to build profitable agro-enterprises, according to a recent study. The study, carried out in Uganda, aimed to move farmers from conventional to organic agricultural production, which is increasingly popular in Africa due to its success in reducing poverty through higher yields and accessRead More …

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Ambitious cocoa project featured in Coffee & Cocoa International

29 March, 2010 by (comments)

The latest on an ambitious project involving CIAT and key partners to improve the livelihoods of West African cocoa farmers is featured in the current edition of trade magazine Coffee and Cocoa International. Early 2010 marks the halfway point in the four-year-long Ghana Fine Flavor Cocoa Project, which aims to link all stages of the cocoa value chain andRead More …

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CIAT’s new annual report – out now

19 March, 2010 by (comments)

We’re very pleased to announce that CIAT’s annual report 2009 is now available. An Eco-Efficiency Imperative for Tropical Agriculture elaborates CIAT’s commitment to sustainable, scientific solutions to hunger, as well as taking a closer look at some of the Center’s success stories from last year. You can view the online “flippable” version by clicking on either the link orRead More …

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Congo guinea pig count keeps rising

17 February, 2010 by (comments)

Mainstream international media interest in CIAT’s work to improve guinea pig production in war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo continues today. The BBC’s Spanish language site BBC Mundo gives a great write up of the news report, originally posted on the CIAT blog on Monday. The story has now been published over 140 times worldwide in the last 24 hours.Read More …

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