Toronto Star features CIAT/CCAFS cassava & climate change work

6 August, 2012 by (comments)

The Toronto Star – Canada’s largest daily newspaper – has just published a piece about the great potential of cassava as a climate-smart crop. The article which features research from the “Rambo root” scientific article by CIAT & CCAFS earlier this year.

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Filed Under: Africa @en, Cassava @en, CIAT in the media

CIAT’s director general Ruben Echeverría speaks to Australia’s ABC Radio

30 July, 2012 by (comments)

CIAT’s director general talks to Australia’s ABC radio’s PM program, about CIAT, the “perfect storm” of challenges facing smallholder farmers in Africa, Asia and Latin America, and how these can be overcome through scientific research. You can listen and read the transcript here.

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Filed Under: Africa @en, Asia @en, CIAT in the media, Latin America and the Caribbean

Groundwork for Success – new CCAFS annual report out now

30 July, 2012 by (comments)

The 2011 annual report for  one of the CGIAR’s biggest Research Programs, CCAFS (Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security), has just been released. It documents the work undertaken during the first year of the program – jointly coordinated with the Earth System Science Partnership (ESSP) – to develop and promote climate-smart agriculture. Click to download Groundwork for Success (6Mb).Read More …

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Filed Under: Climate Change

Bruce Campbell of CCAFS writes in Scientific American

9 July, 2012 by (comments)

Have a look at the leader of the CGIAR’s Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security Research Program, Bruce Campbell’s opinion piece on the blog of Scientific American, the publication of which coincided with the last month’s United Nations Rio+20 conference on sustainable development in Brazil. And if you have four minutes to spare, here’s a short trailer played toRead More …

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Filed Under: CIAT in the media

The Female Face of Farming – new infographic

8 March, 2012 by (comments)

Today is International Women’s Day – and if you’re still unclear about the central role of women in food production around the world, this great new infographic from Farming First should help to bring the issue sharply into focus. It covers clearly, simply, and very elegantly, the gender differences that exist in access to agricultural inputs, education, credit, marketsRead More …

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Filed Under: Agro-ecology and Economics @en, Gender

CIAT’s work on drought tolerance and aluminium toxicity featured in New Agriculturist

7 March, 2011 by (comments)

CIAT’s work to improve the performance of essential smallholder crops under conditions of drought and acid soil is featured today in the online development magazine New Agriculturist. Click to read more. The article focuses on the center’s work to tackle the problem of aluminium toxicity, which causes root stunting and, during drought, prevents crops from accessing residual water deepRead More …

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Filed Under: Agro-ecology and Economics @en, CIAT in the media, Crops @en, Tropical Forages