Climate change and tea: Wake-up call for Uganda

2 August, 2011 by (comments)

A new CIAT climate change report – released today – has found that rising temperatures could seriously affect tea production in Uganda. Tea is a major export crop in the country, with the majority of the leaves destined for high-value and Fairtrade markets, predominantly in the UK, but also elsewhere in Europe, and the Middle East. The report revealsRead More …

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Filed Under: Africa @en, Climate Change, Regions

Making REDD work – CIFOR story doesn’t dodge the difficult questions

1 August, 2011 by (comments)

If you remember the series of photos I shot in the Amazon back in April, you’ll probably be interested in this article – just published on the Huffington Post’s HuffPost Green website. The pictures were to accompany a project by CIAT’s CGIAR sister center CIFOR (International Center for Forestry Research), to document the ongoing efforts to implement the conceptRead More …

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Filed Under: Latin America and the Caribbean

An important step forward for CGIAR climate change research

1 August, 2011 by (comments)

The CGIAR Consortium of International Agricultural Research Centers and CIAT have signed an agreement that advances the implementation and financing of the CGIAR Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), developed in collaboration with Earth System Science Partnership (ESSP). Referred to as a “performance implementation agreement,” this is the first such accord to be signed by theRead More …

Filed Under: Climate Change