Bean impact: making sense of 16%

12 July, 2013 by (comments)

Having had the chance to witness the spread of better beans in East Africa it was great to hear that the, well, bean counters had been sent in to do a formal impact assessment. The results will form part a series of studies known as the Diffusion and Impact of Improved Varieties in Africa (DIIVA). But at first glance,Read More …

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Uganda study provides compelling case for biofortification

8 August, 2012 by (comments)

New varieties of orange-fleshed sweet potatoes have helped provide “significant amounts of vitamin A to malnourished Ugandan children and women”, according to a study published today in the Journal of Nutrition. The findings provide compelling evidence for the ongoing efforts of HarvestPlus to improve the nutrient content of key staple food crops. Click the picture to read the wholeRead More …

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CIAT featured in Uganda TV coverage of GCP21 cassava conference

3 July, 2012 by (comments)

Click to watch Uganda’s national television network NTV’s coveage of the recent Global Cassava Partnership for the 21st Century (GCP21) conference in Kampala. CIAT climate change expert Andy Jarvis appears more than once.

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

New CIAT bean guide aims to boost yields and seed sales

8 February, 2011 by (comments)

Small-scale bean farmers could soon boost yields and develop high quality seed for sale, thanks to a new field guide produced by CIAT Africa. Bean disease and pest identification and management contains detailed photographs, descriptions and treatments for an exhaustive list of pests and diseases of common beans in Africa, from cut worms and pod borers to blights andRead More …

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Filed Under: Beans @en, Crops @en