Cassava and CGIAR prominent in Bill Gates’ call for more agricultural innovation

25 January, 2012 by (comments)

Great to see cassava featuring prominently in this year’s annual open letter from Bill Gates, on behalf of The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Cassava, a crucial smallholder crop is often eclipsed in international research by the big staples like rice, wheat and maize – but it’s a CIAT priority crop. Up to one billion people, mostly in sub-SaharanRead More …

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In case you missed it (Part 4) – the launch of Climate Analogues

18 January, 2012 by (comments)

If you ever wanted a glimpse of how climate change could affect agriculture by as early as 2030, now’s your chance. The Climate Analogues online tool, developed by scientists at CIAT, the CGIAR’s research program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), and two UK universities, shows how the climate – and therefore the optimal areas for theRead More …

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In case you missed it (Part 3) – CIAT article featured on Reuters Alertnet

17 January, 2012 by (comments)

Great news that the humanitarian news arm of the Reuters news agency re-published a CIAT blog article over the holiday period – about the burning of rice residues in Punjab, India. Tackling India’s burning desire appeared on their Climate Conversations pages. For the original article on the CIAT blog, click here. For the accompanying picture set, click here.

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In case you missed it (Part 2) – CIAT, chocolate and climate change featured in the Daily Telegraph

16 January, 2012 by (comments)

There’s no doubt that CIAT’s report predicting the serious impact of climate change on smallholder cocoa producers in West Africa caught the interest of many when it was first released in September last year. Over the Christmas period – a time of great indulgence in chocolate in many developed countries – the story appeared again, several times. This write-upRead More …

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In case you missed it (Part 1) – CIAT Photo Series in Huffington Post

16 January, 2012 by (comments)

Just before the Christmas break, in the wake of the United Nations COP17 conference in South Africa, the USA’s Huffington Post published a series of CIAT pictures, illustrating some of the agricultural challenges presented by climate change – and how institutions like CIAT and its partners are responding. Great to see that at the time of writing, 368 peopleRead More …


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