Tortillas on the Roaster – climate change threatens one million maize and bean farmers in Central America

24 October, 2012 by (comments)

Tortillas on the Roaster, a new climate change study from CIAT, CIMMYT and Catholic Relief Services, has found that climate change is likely to cause serious problems for two of Central America’s most important staple food crops: maize and beans. According to the report, around one million smallholder farmers and their families could find themselves in the danger zone,Read More …

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Filed Under: Beans @en, Climate Change, Latin America and the Caribbean

The Bible, revisited – Cassava in the Third Millennium

12 October, 2012 by (comments)

This is a second coming in more ways than one. The recently published Cassava Handbook gave a thorough overview of forty years of cassava research with particular reference to work undertaken in Southeast Asia. Now, the just published Cassava in the Third Millennium  – another landmark title about this vital root crop – summarizes the accumulated knowledge and experienceRead More …

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Filed Under: Cassava @en, Crops @en