Improving access to seed

10 August, 2009 by (comments)

Easy access to good quality seed is essential for farmers in many parts of the tropics. You can find out more about CIAT’s work to determine the best locations for bean seed outlets to help optimise distribution networks in East Africa here.

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Filed Under: Africa @en, Regions

The power of cassava

10 August, 2009 by (comments)

The first vehicle completely powered by a biofuel made from cassava roots is already on the move in the department of Valle del Cauca, Colombia. The test run is being carried out using a CIAT pick-up truck. CIAT, together with Clayuca, a consortium that supports cassava research and development in Latin America and the Caribbean, recently inaugurated a pilotRead More …

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Filed Under: Cassava @en, Crops @en

World waking up to coffee threat

10 August, 2009 by (comments)

CIAT’s work to document the threat of climate change to coffee producers in Latin Amercia is starting to the get wide coverage it deserves. Coffee is crucial to smallholder farmers in the tropics – but the crop has very limited climatic range. Rising temperatures and unpredictable rains are already beginning to wreak havoc on production of one of theRead More …

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Filed Under: Latin America and the Caribbean, Regions