Agrosalud – new digital story coming this week on the CIAT blog

3 January, 2011 by (comments)

The groundbreaking work of the CIAT-based biofortification program AgroSalud will feature in a new digital story to be announced on the CIAT blog this week. While you wait, you can get a quick, visual overview of the program by checking out this photo essay published in New Agriculturist. Agrosalud develops, evaluates, promotes, and disseminates improved food crops in 14Read More …

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Land reform could end Colombia’s guerilla war – TIME

3 January, 2011 by (comments)

Did you know? Colombia has the second-highest number of internally displaced people in the world, after Sudan. This article in Time magazine takes a look at the Colombian government’s new land reform policy, which aims “to pacify the countryside and recharge the rural economy…to return ill-gotten acreage to small farmers and provide them with all-important land titles and loans.”

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Climate change photofilms – 5,000 hits and rising

3 January, 2011 by (comments)

CIAT’s Two Degrees Up climate change photofilms have been viewed over 5,000 times online, since their official launch last month. The films document the challenges of climate change to agriculture in Colombia and Ghana, to mark the launch of the CGIAR’s new multi-million dollar climate change research program (CCAFS), led by CIAT. A new photofilm from Kenya will beRead More …

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Welcome to CIAT in 2011

3 January, 2011 by (comments)

We’ll be bringing lots of new material to the blog this year, so stay tuned and spread the word. For a very informative overview of the year that just passed, see Sci-Dev’s The highs and lows of 2010 in the developing world. Their description of the CGIAR undergoing a “revolution” with the formulation of the organization’s new research programsRead More …

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