Brainstorming with the media on climate change in Vietnam

27 November, 2014 by (comments)

Twenty-seven journalists from a broad range of media outlets in Vietnam attended a two-day seminar in Hanoi recently, which aimed to stimulate better information sharing between agricultural researchers and the media. A panel of experts from CGIAR Centers and national partners shaped the discussions, with an introductory speech by Vice Minister of the Ministry of Agriculture, and Rural Development, Dr.Read More …

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Filed Under: Asia @en, CIAT in the media, Climate Change, Climate Change website, Multimedia @en, Regions

Tiny killer wasps deployed in first phase to thwart food security threat in Indonesia

25 September, 2014 by (comments)

A team of around 3,000 tiny parasitic wasps have been released into a confined cage in Indonesia, in the first phase to stamp out a major pest afflicting cassava in Southeast Asia. Cassava is a key crop in Indonesia, which is among the world’s major cassava producers. More than one million hectares of cassava is planted every year, half of whichRead More …


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Climate-proofing rice farming in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta

19 September, 2014 by (comments)

This post is part of a wider initiative to bring Climate-Smart Agriculture under the spotlight, spearheaded by the CGIAR’s Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security program, led by CIAT.  Rice farmer Ho Thai Benam stands outside a noisy hall, looking over at the on-going workshop keenly. Asked why the interest, she says: “I have children studying in the cityRead More …

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Filed Under: Asia @en, Climate Change, Crops @en, Regions, Rice @en

Social media in Southeast Asia: new platforms for sharing

31 July, 2014 by (comments)

This post was first published on the CGIAR website. Social Media is a powerful way to disseminate information – personal or professional – with networks spanning the globe and connecting people with similar interests, strengths and goals. To nurture dialog on agricultural issues and increase local understanding of activities and research carried out by CGIAR centers and Research Programs (CRP), twoRead More …


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New video: Managing mealybugs in cassava

24 July, 2014 by (comments)

Across the world, cassava is grown for its edible, starchy tubers. In Asia, cassava has been free from major problems for a long time. But recently, the crop has been threatened by new pests and diseases spreading rapidly. Mealybugs are one of them. Mealybugs first appeared in Thailand in 2009 and provoked drastic yields reduction in infested fields. Indeed,Read More …

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Getting climate-smart talk on the top agenda

22 July, 2014 by (comments)

This post was first published on the CCAFS blog. “If climate change were a language, we’re currently all speaking different dialects,” said Debisi Araba, Technical Advisor on Environmental Policy to Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development. His observations at the Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture (ACSA) consultation held in Hanoi, Vietnam, echoed others among the 140 delegates, who met in late JuneRead More …

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CIAT Strategy launch makes a splash in Asia  

2 June, 2014 by (comments)

CIAT made a splash in Vietnam’s media this week as Director General Dr. Ruben Echeverría and Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Sciences (VAAS) President Dr. Nguyen Van Bo launched the global strategy in Hanoi. News of the strategy’s key message of promoting eco-efficiency in agriculture, in a region where economic growth and increasing urbanization have implications for environmental pollution, struck aRead More …

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