Raising the bar for Haiti’s agricultural development

19 December, 2013 by (comments)

CIAT’s partnership with Haiti has gained new strength, as a result of the recent visit of a delegation from the country’s Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Rural Development (MARNDR). Discussions and activities aimed at putting Haiti on a path toward eco-efficient agriculture began in August of this year, with a visit from Kanayo Nwanze, president of the InternationalRead More …

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Why markets need to be part of a climate-smart solution

14 December, 2013 by (comments)

This post appears originally on the CCAFS website. Be honest. When was the last time you looked in your fridge and decided that the contents would be better off in the bin? Well according to the Food and Agricultural Organization, it was probably not that long ago. The statistics would put you in pretty good company: roughly one thirdRead More …

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Action now, warn experts, as pests threaten Indonesia’s food security crop

14 December, 2013 by (comments)

If there’s one thing being at the top of the food chain affords you, it’s time. Time spent combating what could potentially wipe you out of existence can be much more productively spent on other things – like eating. And eating is what one major pest has done a lot of since it arrived in West Java, Indonesia. DiscoveringRead More …

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Filed Under: Asia @en, Cassava @en, Crops @en, Crops website

CIAT featured in Vietnam News

13 December, 2013 by (comments)

Vietnam’s National English Newspaper Vietnam News features an article to highlight a training initiative led by CIAT to raise awareness of new and invasive threats to cassava in the region. Top international experts from Finland, Colombia, Australia, the US and Southeast Asia discussed methods to control invasive mealybug infestation on cassava and other plants at a three-day workshop supported by theRead More …

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Climate-smart road map for global rice powerhouse

11 December, 2013 by (comments)

A climate-smart road map for Southeast Asia is now taking shape as researchers meet for a planning workshop in Thailand. Photo: UN Photo/M.Perret (view original) This post appears originally on the CCAFS website. A climate-smart road map for Southeast Asia is taking shape as researchers gather in Bangkok Thailand to hammer out an action plan and decide on target sites to exploreRead More …

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Filed Under: Asia @en, Climate Change, Climate Change website

SciDev.Net featured recent success in biofortified cassava research

6 December, 2013 by (comments)

SciDev.Net has published an article reporting on recent success in speeding the development of cassava with dramatically increased vitamin A content. The improved cassava promises to benefit millions of people in developing countries who depend on cassava for food but suffer from malnutrition related to vitamin A deficiency.   Read the article: New process ‘could develop biofortified cassava faster’Read More …


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Clamp-down launched on devastating threats to starch crop

3 December, 2013 by (comments)

Scientists are ramping up efforts to contain and clamp-down on serious pests and diseases threatening “devastating” impact on a leading food security, cash and bio-energy crop in Southeast Asia. In the region, cassava is the third largest source of calories after rice and maize, and an important food crop, particularly in Indonesia. The crop supports an estimated 40 millionRead More …

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Filed Under: Asia @en, Cassava @en, Crops @en, Crops website