Water wars? Changing climate spells trouble in East Africa

2 May, 2011 by (comments)

Rising temperatures and dwindling rainfall have caused the retreat of the northern shores of Lake Turkana from Ethiopia into Northern Kenya. As this stunning and troubling film shows, this has resulted in violent disputes between neighbouring tribes as they try ensure their access to water. Clocking in at over 16 minutes, When the water ends is pretty long forRead More …

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Filed Under: Africa @en, Climate Change, Regions

A chance meeting with one of CIAT’s “founding fathers”

2 May, 2011 by (comments)

From CIAT Director-General Ruben Echeverría: In October 1966, Dr. Lewis M. Roberts from the Rockefeller Foundation and Dr. Lowell S. Hardin from the Ford Foundation wrote “A Proposal for Creating an International Institute for Agricultural Research and Training”. A year later, the Government of Colombia, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Ford Foundation and soon thereafter the Kellogg Foundation, agreed toRead More …

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Filed Under: Inside CIAT