MSN and Reuters cover CIAT cassava work

22 May, 2012 by (comments)

Here’s some of the latest media coverage of CIAT’s cassava work from the last few days. The first, from MSN, brings in an interesting Nigerian perspective to the cassava “Rambo root” work. The second is last week’s International Year of Cassava post, which was republished by Reuters Alertnert, and in turn republished by AllAfrica:  

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Filed Under: Africa @en, Asia @en, Cassava @en, CIAT in the media, Climate Change, Crops @en, Latin America and the Caribbean, Regions

CIAT’s “Rambo root” research featured by Deutsche Welle

18 May, 2012 by (comments)

Germany’s international broadcaster Deutsche Welle has just run an interesting piece based on CIAT’s “Rambo root” cassava research paper from earlier this year, which championed the crop’s resilience to climate change. Take a look.

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Will 2012 be remembered as the unofficial Year of Cassava?

16 May, 2012 by (comments)

It might be an abuse of artistic license, but 2012 might well be remembered as the first International Year of Cassava – in all but name. That’s because this year has already witnessed a sea change in the way the world regards this long-neglected crop. And it’s about time really: cassava feeds half-a-billion people in Africa every day, andRead More …

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Filed Under: Africa @en, Asia @en, Cassava @en, Climate Change, Crop diversity, Crops @en, Latin America and the Caribbean, Regions

Climate change: a blessing in disguise for India’s apple farmers?

11 April, 2012 by (comments)

If you’d like a glimpse of what successful climate change adaptation looks like, this short photofilm is a good place to start. In the 1950s, apple production was booming in and around Kullu town, in Himachal Pradesh, northern India. But as temperatures began to rise, the area became too warm for apples, pushing the apple belt uphill to coolerRead More …

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“Rambo root” could beat climate change in Sub-Saharan Africa

27 February, 2012 by (comments)
Yuca Rambo

Cassava expected to “enjoy” climate change – could produce more food for millions of people A traditional root crop long neglected by modern science could be the best bet for farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa to beat climate change, according to a new study by a team of climate scientists. The research, published in a special edition of the scientificRead More …

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In case you missed it (Part 4) – the launch of Climate Analogues

18 January, 2012 by (comments)

If you ever wanted a glimpse of how climate change could affect agriculture by as early as 2030, now’s your chance. The Climate Analogues online tool, developed by scientists at CIAT, the CGIAR’s research program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), and two UK universities, shows how the climate – and therefore the optimal areas for theRead More …

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In case you missed it (Part 3) – CIAT article featured on Reuters Alertnet

17 January, 2012 by (comments)

Great news that the humanitarian news arm of the Reuters news agency re-published a CIAT blog article over the holiday period – about the burning of rice residues in Punjab, India. Tackling India’s burning desire appeared on their Climate Conversations pages. For the original article on the CIAT blog, click here. For the accompanying picture set, click here.

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Filed Under: Crops @en