Chinese high-yield millet to tackle hunger in Africa

14 March, 2011 by (comments)

A new hybrid variety of Chinese-bred millet has been doubling yields in Africa, following FAO-led pilot plantations in some countries, China’s state news agency, Xinhua reports. As a staple crop in many African countries, it is hoped this high-yield, drought-resistant millet, called ZHM, will help boost production. Thirty years in the making, ZHM has been well-received by several farmer communitiesRead More …

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Filed Under: Africa @en, Asia @en, Regions

Heat hits Colombian coffee production

14 March, 2011 by (comments)

The New York Times reports that coffee producers in Colombia are struggling with higher temperatures and unpredictable rains, contributing to a slump in yields. This is something we heard repeatedly from farmers in Colombia’s Cauca department, while recording material for the Two Degrees Up series of climate change photofilms. While The New York Times report makes the point thatRead More …

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Filed Under: Latin America and the Caribbean, Regions

CIAT cassava release featured in New Agriculturist

14 March, 2011 by (comments)

The recent release of a disease-resistant cassava variety in Nigeria features in the news section of the latest edition of the online development magazine New Agriculturist. The release follows long-term collaboration between CIAT and our partners in Nigeria. Click to read the full story: CIAT helps African cassava bridegroom find perfect match.

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Filed Under: Africa @en, CIAT in the media, Regions