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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Guaranteeing food security in times of (climate) change

25 September, 2013 by (comments)

Latin America and the Caribbean is known for its incredible diversity of people, plants, animals, and ecosystems , but despite a collective reputation for contrast and extremes, all countries in the region have one thing in common: the serious impact that climate change is likely to have on their rural populations and agricultural systems. Agriculture contributes importantly to foodRead More …

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Generating a climate conscience through south-south learning

4 September, 2013 by (comments)

What have Colombia and Senegal in common? Both are fighting (and winning) for a place in the World Cup next year. But perhaps of far more importance, both countries are taking a global lead in confronting climate challenges. Senegal is a country where for millennia farmers have learned to manage their climate. There is tremendous indigenous knowledge about indicatorsRead More …

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Filed Under: Climate Change, Climate Change website

Steadying the aim for crop breeders using target population environments

30 August, 2013 by (comments)

At times crop breeding can feel like steering a rudderless ship. There’s no such thing as a compass for climate change, for starters, and it’s hard to say whether crop varieties currently in development will still be adequate for conditions on the ground 10 years from now. So what do breeders have to aim at, exactly? For most cropRead More …

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Filed Under: Climate Change, Crop diversity

Launch of the book Eco-Efficiency: From Vision to Reality

17 July, 2012 by (comments)

Within the framework of the celebration of its 45th anniversary, CIAT launched the book Eco-Efficiency: From Vision to Reality, the first in a series of publications titled Issues in Tropical Agriculture. The publication, authored by a group of CIAT scientists and colleagues from 18 partner organizations, was presented to the Center staff on July 3rd. The book charts sixRead More …

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Filed Under: Africa @en, Agro-ecology and Economics @en, Asia @en, Latin America and the Caribbean, Regions

Impact of CIAT’s cassava research

15 May, 2012 by (comments)

Since CIAT’s establishment 45 years ago, its scientists have built up an extraordinary record of science, by researching and generating technologies, crop management practices, and new knowledge that better enable farmers, especially smallholders, to improve their crop production systems, increase their incomes and sustainably manage natural resources. In recent days, we released the first post about the Impacts of CIAT’sRead More …

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Filed Under: Asia @en, Cassava @en, Crop diversity, Crops @en, Regions

The impacts of CIAT’s collaborative research

14 May, 2012 by (comments)

Starting today and until next 5th of July—the date in which we will be celebrating the 45th anniversary of CIAT’s work in science in tropical agriculture, in collaboration with hundreds of partners who share our commitment in generating development impact—we will be presenting the Center’s main achievements since the late 1990s. Most of these impacts resulted from improved cropRead More …

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Filed Under: Crop diversity, Inside CIAT