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9 ways to get climate-smart agriculture to more people

9 ways to get climate-smart agriculture ...

The process of getting better practices to more people – “scaling up” innovations to make agriculture more climate-smart - has baffled many development practitioners. Some approaches work on a small scale, but suddenly on a larger scale, everything changes. These ...

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9 ways to get climate-smart agriculture to more people

9 ways to get climate-smart agriculture to more people
The process of getting better practices to more people – “scaling up” innovations to make agriculture more climate-smart - has baffled many development practitioners. Some approaches work on a small scale, but suddenly on a larger scale, everything changes. These are the challenges that the authors of these 9 briefs ...

In Bonn, CIAT scientists collect prestigious UN award

In Bonn, CIAT scientists collect prestigious UN award
At COP23, Dr. Julian Ramirez and Dr. Daniel Jimenez received one of the prizes of the coveted 2017 Momentum for Change Lighthouse Activities ...

New study: Up to 7 billion tonnes of Carbon Dioxide can be removed from the atmosphere each year through better soil management on farm land

New study: Up to 7 billion tonnes of Carbon Dioxide can be removed from the atmosphere each year through better soil management on farm land
By better managing farmland soil, the amount of carbon stored in the top 30 centimeters of the soil could increase an extra 0.9 to 1.85 gigatons each year, say authors of a new study published today in Scientific Reports ...

CIAT’s most distinguished ‘offspring’ in Latin America

CIAT's most distinguished ‘offspring’ in Latin America
Out of 857 rice varieties released in Latin America and the Caribbean in the last 50 years, 377 have CIAT DNA in their pedigree. They constitute an invaluable legacy that has enabled the region to be more competitive. Where does the lineage come from? This is an acknowledgement to the ...

Climate-smart agriculture profiles: A peek into 2050 and what can be done for Asia’s most at-risk countries

Climate-smart agriculture profiles: A peek into 2050 and what can be done for Asia’s most at-risk countries
The latest CSA profiles offer recommendations on how farmers in Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Nepal can adapt to and mitigate climate change ...

Sweet deliverance by sweetpotato

Sweet deliverance by sweetpotato
Like many of his neighbors, Nguyen Duc Du relied on government food aid when typhoons – which regularly visited Tan Tien village in Quang Binh province – destroyed their rice crops. Except one time, nearly a decade ago, when the valley got flooded and no relief teams could get in ...

Sharing data wasn’t cool, but neither were we – how WorldClim changed my life

Sharing data wasn't cool, but neither were we – how WorldClim changed my life
Some scientists believe their careers rely on keeping their data private. WorldClim proves precisely the opposite ...

The power of open data: Innovation, improved agriculture, impact

The power of open data: Innovation, improved agriculture, impact
Sharing data is not about giving it away but about giving it back, says Data and Information Manager Leroy Mwanzia ...

Where in the world is there a cassava virus? This new app can show you.

Where in the world is there a cassava virus? This new app can show you.
PestDisPlace can serve as an early warning system for pests and diseases in crops ...

Open in order to stop malnutrition in Africa

Open in order to stop malnutrition in Africa
CIAT is using big data and machine learning to develop a Nutrition Early Warning System (NEWS) for Africa ...

“Communication is a task for us all”

"Communication is a task for us all"
Sylvia Pineda, a member of the internal communications team at CIAT, visited the Central American regional office in Managua, Nicaragua, on October 16-20. During her visit, topics related to the work carried out by the internal communications team, its achievements, and future prospects for the region were discussed ...

Strength in diversity: How cassava intercropping benefits the crops, the farmer, and the environment

Strength in diversity: How cassava intercropping benefits the crops, the farmer, and the environment
The just-published journal article, On-farm diversity offsets environmental pressures in tropical agro-ecosystems: A synthetic review for cassava-based systems, concludes that intercropping cassava with maize, other crops belonging to the grass family, grain legumes, or trees, provides largely positive effects on various key ecosystem services, and can help strike a balance ...
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Five surprising ways people’s diets have changed over the past 50 years
Newly released interactive infographics show how the so-called “globalized diet” has emerged. They unearth a number of surprises about the foods we eat across the world. Who’d have thought ...
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Five surprising ways people’s diets have changed over the past 50 years

Cassava: Subsistence Crop or Trendy Commodity?
When many people hear the word cassava, they immediately think of a subsistence crop. Is this really the case? It depends on who you ask ...
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Cassava: Subsistence Crop or Trendy Commodity?

A commitment to inclusion in Honduras
In Honduras, members of the Asociación de Familias Agropecuarias Artesanales Intibucanas Lencas, ASOFAIL, strive to become the main characters in their own development. With the support of VECO MA ...
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A commitment to inclusion in Honduras

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