Rwanda Releases Iron-Rich Beans to Improve Public Health for Millions

20 June, 2012 by (comments)

Kigali, Rwanda / Washington D.C, June 20, 2012 The Rwanda Government today announced the release of five new iron‐rich bean varieties that could provide more iron in the diets of millions of Rwandese who eat beans every day. Iron deficiency is widely prevalent in sub-Saharan Africa. During childhood and adolescence, it lowers resistance to disease and impairs learning capacity. Read More …

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Filed Under: Africa @en, Beans @en, Crop diversity, Crops @en, 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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Kenya climate change photofilm – now online

17 January, 2011 by (comments)

The third in the series of the Two Degrees Up climate change photofilms – from Kenya – is now online. The story looks at farming systems in the country’s Mount Kenya region, and looks at some of the methods being employed by farmers to enable them to adapt to the problems caused by rising temperatures and increasingly unpredictable rains.Read More …

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Filed Under: Africa @en, Climate Change, Multimedia @en, Regions