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

New climbing beans featured in Sci-Dev

5 February, 2010 by (comments)

The recent release of 15 improved climbing bean varieties in Rwanda features in the latest edition of the online development magazine Sci-Dev. The beans, developed by the CIAT and its partner, the Rwandan Agricultural Research Institute (ISAR), are well-suited to rainy, high-altitude areas, and include varieties with disease resistance. Some could triple the yields of the more commonly grownRead More …

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Improved climbing beans offer a lifeline to African farmers

19 January, 2010 by (comments)

Farmers in Rwanda will soon benefit from new climbing bean varieties that promise significantly higher yields, and which could challenge the dominance of bush beans in the country. Extensive trials by CIAT and the Pan-Africa Bean Research Alliance (PABRA), have shown that the new varieties can quadruple the yields compared to the more commonly-grown bush beans. The varieties growRead More …

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Drought tolerant beans bring relief to farmers

8 January, 2010 by (comments)

Millions of farmers are set to benefit from a new drought-tolerant bean variety developed jointly by CIAT and the national agricultural research program of Nicaragua. The release of the hardy “INTA Sequia” common bean, which can survive extreme drought, coincided with last month’s United Nations COP15 Climate Change conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, where world leaders met to discuss waysRead More …

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Filed Under: Africa @en, Beans @en, Crops @en, Latin America and the Caribbean, Regions