Progress and challenges of CIAT’s new strategic initiatives

26 February, 2015 by (comments)

Building an eco-efficient future is the title of  CIAT’s strategy 2014-2020 and even though it was launched only last February, we made a great deal of progress by the end of 2014, which inspires us to start 2015 off with good prospects. The progress comes directly from the concrete actions undertaken in less than a year to implement theRead More …

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Beans to the rescue in the fight against child malnutrition and school absenteeism in Madagascar

25 February, 2015 by (comments)

Twelve-year-old Branza has lived in an orphanage in Antananarivo, Madagascar’s capital, since 2010, because his parents cannot afford to feed him. Madagascar is known for its sunny beaches and scuba diving. What many don’t know is that nine out of ten Malagasy people live below the poverty threshold, according to a 2013 World Bank report. Madagascar is among theRead More …

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Women on the front line: resource control and the climate battle

5 February, 2015 by (comments)

This post first appeared on the CCAFS website.  Climate change has serious implications for food security. Chaotic weather patterns and more intense droughts or flooding events are impacting food availability and production in ways that farmers cannot predict. In this context, food and water sources become more unpredictable and scarce, and women face loss of income, harvest, and increased laborRead More …

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Filed Under: Africa @en, Asia @en, Climate Change, Gender, Latin America and the Caribbean