We all are drivers of (climate) change

15 April, 2014 by (comments)

Has the tone changed in discussions about our climate? That of the latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published on 31 March certainly has. While the IPCC has repeatedly warned us about the risks related to climate change, this time around, the message sounds particularly urgent. The report confirms that human activities are responsible forRead More …

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Filed Under: Climate Change

Cassava: preparing for a perfect storm

18 August, 2011 by (comments)

Just one outbreak of a significant crop pest or disease is worrying enough for many farmers. But what about four at the same time? And what if that crop is both the third-most important food source in the tropics, as well as a crucial industrial crop grown by smallholders? New CIAT research just published in the journal Food Security revealsRead More …

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

World media has the hots for climate change report

3 June, 2011 by (comments)

The just-released “hotspots” report from CCAFS, highlighting the mounting threat of climate change to smallholder farmers across the tropics, has generated worldwide media interest today. The report comes at a crucial time – in the run up to the UN’s Bonn climate change conference, starting next week – where it is absolutely essential that the impact of climate change onRead More …

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Filed Under: Climate Change

Take the CIAT Photo Challenge – can you guess where this picture was taken?

21 January, 2011 by (comments)

Spend just 1 minute and 30 seconds to test your geography, with the CIAT Photo Challenge.

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Filed Under: Multimedia @en

Climate-smart crops get to the root of the problem

7 January, 2011 by (comments)

New climate-hardy beans that produce good yields in drought conditions and poor soils go, quite literally, to the root of the problem. The new bean lines developed by CIAT and its partners are resistant to aluminium toxicity and drought, two major causes of crop failure in acid soils during times of low rainfall. Aluminum toxicity causes the stunting ofRead More …

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Filed Under: Beans @en, Crop diversity, Crops @en

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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Filed Under: Africa @en, CIAT in the media, Regions