CIAT workshop means Latin America is ready for REDD

27 May, 2011 by (comments)

Latin American governments are now better prepared for the next round of climate change negotiations, following a REDD-related workshop at CIAT’s headquarters in Colombia. The week-long event, funded by the Inter-American Development Bank, the German International Cooperation Agency (GIZ), UN-REDD and the World Bank, focused on ways to calculate the opportunity costs of land use change and deforestation. OverRead More …

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Filed Under: Climate Change, Latin America and the Caribbean, Regions

Voice of America reveals the secrets of CIAT “supergrass”

2 November, 2010 by (comments)

CIAT scientists feature in a new documentary about the environmental benefits of brachiaria, produced by US broadcaster Voice of America. Brachiaria – a nutritious forage grass – can drastically reduce the environmental impact of livestock production by inhibiting nitrification, the process by which soil nitrogen is converted into the potent greenhouse gas nitrous oxide. Continued research into brachiaria couldRead More …

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Filed Under: CIAT in the media, Crops @en, Latin America and the Caribbean, Regions, Tropical Forages

CIAT forages featured in New Agriculturist

8 July, 2010 by (comments)

CIAT’s pioneering research into the forage grass brachiaria is featured in the latest edition of the DFID-funded online development magazine New Agriculturist. The article looks at brachiaria’s powerful nitrification inhibition capacity, which could help to significantly reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from livestock production and improve the eco-efficient use of fertilizers. Click to read Brachiaria – grass roots answerRead More …

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Filed Under: CIAT in the media, Crops @en, Tropical Forages