Biofortification: CIAT in the spotlight

8 August, 2011 by (comments)

If you happened to pick up a copy of The Seattle Times this morning, you might recognise CIAT’s Steve Beebe and Hernan Ceballos on the front page. The lead article The quest for a bean to fight world hunger looks at the role of organisations like CIAT and the HarvestPlus initiative in developing nutritionally-improved crops. Click to read theRead More …

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CIAT’s genebank featured in The Seattle Times

8 August, 2011 by (comments)

Pest resistance. Climate change adaptation. Improved nutrition… If you still need to be convinced of the global importance of plant genetic conservation, take a look at a second article published today in The Seattle Times. It features CIAT’s Genetic Resources program leader Daniel Debouck, and makes a strong case for the role of conservation in helping farmers and cropRead More …

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Gender & climate change: the challenge ahead

8 August, 2011 by (comments)

Climate change will disproportionately affect women and marginalised groups, and adaptation will reinforce discrimination and inequality unless decisive action is taken, according to a report commissioned by CIAT and the Pan-Africa Bean Research Alliance (PABRA). Climate Change and Gender, by Valerie Nelson of the National Resources Institute at the UK’s University of Greenwich, compiles a wide range of recentRead More …

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Filed Under: Crops @en, Gender