Guinea Pigs in DRC and beyond

19 May, 2011 by (comments)

In this short clip from our Annual Program Review in Nairobi, Kenya, last week, CIAT forages scientist Brigitte Maass gives a quick overview of her work in Africa, and the potential of particular forage crops for improving guinea pig production, improving rural nutrition and incomes, and empowering women in Democratic Republic of Congo. Click to watch.


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

Gearing up for climate change

18 May, 2011 by (comments)

CCAFS annual report lays the foundation for action The Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) Research Program of the CGIAR has just published its new annual report. The CIAT-led initiative is the world’s largest coalition of scientists working at the point where agriculture and climate change meet. The Annual Report 2010 covers the transition of CCAFS from aRead More …

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Filed Under: Crops @en

Gourmet guide gives a glimpse of the future of specialty coffee production

16 May, 2011 by (comments)

A new guide book to producing specialty coffee, and business models that will help improving coffee bean quality and boost farmers’ incomes, is due to be published imminently by the International Plant Nutrition Institute’s Southeast Asia Program. Click the cover image below to view chapter summaries and author profiles: While coffee is one of the most important commodities inRead More …

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Filed Under: Latin America and the Caribbean, Regions

A third of food produced goes in the bin each year

16 May, 2011 by (comments)

Globally we waste or lose approximately 1.3 billion tons of food each year – more than HALF of the world’s annual cereals crop – according to a new FAO-commissioned report. While in the developed world most of the food lost is through “wastage” – that is, good food is thrown away – in the developing world, food losses occurRead More …

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Filed Under: Crops @en

Cassava in SE Asia – the emerging threats

13 May, 2011 by (comments)

CIAT entomologist Tony Bellotti gives an illuminating update on the cassava mealybug situation in Southeast Asia, and shares his thoughts on the importance of developing an Integrated Pest Management strategy to protect cassava farmers from this and other emerging pest and disease threats in the region. Click to watch.

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Filed Under: Crops @en

Full set of CIAT Annual Program Review presentations now online

10 May, 2011 by (comments)

Nine presentations from today – day two of CIAT’s Annual Program Review in Nairobi – are now available for you to view online. These cover the highlights from CIAT’s work in Latin America, Africa and Asia, covering improved nutrition, climate change, cassava and tropical forages.

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Filed Under: Inside CIAT

CIAT Annual Program Review – DAPA presentation now online

10 May, 2011 by (comments)

As Day Two of CIAT’s annual program review in Nairobi, Kenya, draws to a close, we can bring you the presentation from Andy Jarvis, leader of the center’s Decision and Policy Analysis (DAPA) program. Click for an overview of DAPA’s achievements in 2010, and what’s to come in 2011 and beyond. Highlights of the DAPA program 2010-2011 View moreRead More …

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