Congo guinea pig count keeps rising

17 February, 2010 by (comments)

Mainstream international media interest in CIAT’s work to improve guinea pig production in war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo continues today. The BBC’s Spanish language site BBC Mundo gives a great write up of the news report, originally posted on the CIAT blog on Monday. The story has now been published over 140 times worldwide in the last 24 hours.Read More …

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Agriculture R&D needs strong support

7 September, 2009 by (comments)

CIAT has welcomed a recent article in the journal Science, which calls for more funding for agricultural research to protect against food shortages and price hikes. The article notes that agricultural productivity and grain yields have been falling in recent years, and that without the right investment, this could have “profound implications for food price trends in the future.”Read More …

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Global Soil Map could transform agriculture

20 August, 2009 by (comments)

An ambitious new project to digitally map soils all over the world could transform agriculture. An article in the journal Science, describes how the GlobalSoilMap.net (GSM) initiative could help tackle pressing problems such as food insecurity, climate change and environmental degradation worldwide. The initiative follows the launch of African Soil Information Service (AfSIS) earlier this year, which will useRead More …

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Filed Under: Africa @en, Agro-ecology and Economics @en, Regions