CIAT and ICRAF are “good news” for Africa – The Economist

27 November, 2009 by (comments)

The work CIAT and its CGIAR sister-center the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) to digitally map African soils has drawn praise from leading current affairs magazine, The Economist. The article Harvest Moon describes some novel uses of satellite technology to analyze and improve agricultural productivity. It explains how satellites can record electromagnetic radiation reflected by farmland to establish a “radiationRead More …

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Hi-tech tool reveals extent of deforestation

23 November, 2009 by (comments)

Shocking new statistics on natural habitat loss released by CIAT’s Decision and Policy Analysis (DAPA) program have been picked up by the Colombian newspaper Semana. DAPA has been working on a system of near real-time monitoring of land cover across Latin America, using a new PARASID tool, jointly developed by CIAT and The Nature Conservancy, which combines satellite imageryRead More …

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Quesungual, Cambio Andino and cassava breakthrough featured in New Agriculturist

19 November, 2009 by (comments)

CIAT once again features in the latest edition of the online development magazine New Agriculturist. CIAT’s visiting researcher Aracely Castro talks about the importance of the Quesungual Slash and Mulch Agroforestry System (QSMAS) in the article Ancient lesson in agroforestry – slash but don’t burn. The traditional, eco-efficient system, from Honduras, recently received wide acclaim as a model forRead More …

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Filed Under: Agro-ecology and Economics @en, CIAT in the media, Latin America and the Caribbean, Regions