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Inspired by the past, empowered for the future: CIAT looks forward to its next 50 years

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Officially unveiled today, our annual report, “Building a Sustainable Food Future: CIAT in Review 2017-2018,” features our primary actions and achievements over the past year. In addition to highlighting many of the pioneering efforts we have launched, the report examines ...

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Inspired by the past, empowered for the future: CIAT looks forward to its next 50 years

Inspired by the past, empowered for the future: CIAT looks forward to its next 50 years
Officially unveiled today, our annual report, “Building a Sustainable Food Future: CIAT in Review 2017-2018,” features our primary actions and achievements over the past year. In addition to highlighting many of the pioneering efforts we have launched, the report examines future directions for years to come ...

More cassava for less time

More cassava for less time
Dr. Michael Gomez Selvaraj and his colleagues at the CIAT Phenomics Platform are developing a technique that can identify the genes and factors that cause early bulking of roots, which can help establish how to shorten the growth cycle of cassava ...

CIAT’s data team reaches final stage of international agriculture data competition

CIAT’s data team reaches final stage of international agriculture data competition
The panel of experts for the 2018 Syngenta Crop Challenge in Analytics considers the entry of the CIAT data analytics team as among the five best ...

How to end the impasse in the heated sustainable agriculture debate

How to end the impasse in the heated sustainable agriculture debate
In a paper, Jonathan Mockshell proposes a new sustainable agriculture concept that harnesses the similarities of agroecological and sustainable agricultural intensification ...

CPT, a timely and reliable climate tool for Honduran farmers

CPT, a timely and reliable climate tool for Honduran farmers
Due to fluctuating weather patterns and climate variability, Honduran farmers need climate tools that will help project future seasonal patterns ...

Opinion: Private sector “A powerful ally toward climate change adaptation” | Medium

Farmer carrying sack of coffee beans. Photo credit: Neil Palmer (CIAT)
Farmer carrying sack of coffee beans. Photo credit: Neil Palmer (CIAT) The op-ed was originally posted on Medium. No matter what some may say about the private sector, one thing that is true is that when it commits to a cause, it can move mountains. Addressing climate change is one such cause, ...

I want to end malnutrition in Africa. That’s why I’m turning to big data and algorithms.

I want to end malnutrition in Africa. That’s why I’m turning to big data and algorithms.
Our lead Africa nutrition expert Mercy Lungaho talks about how big data and artificial intelligence can finally put a stop to food security crises in the only region in the world where malnutrition remains on the rise ...

Insights from the Nghia Tan Market

Insights from the Nghia Tan Market
Vietnam is one of the priority countries for research of the CGIAR Reserch Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH). As the country continues its transformation – from an impoverished, agrarian society into an urban-centered, low middle-income economy – so does the Vietnamese diet. A4NH researchers are trying to ...

3 questions we should answer on nutrition

3 questions we should answer on nutrition
Answering those questions would require further research, according to private, public and civil society leaders attending a recently held seminar by the CIAT-Africa office ...

Asia-Pacific countries identify priority action to build resilience of agriculture to natural disasters

Asia-Pacific countries identify priority action to build resilience of agriculture to natural disasters
At a session facilitated by CIAT at the FAO-organized Asia Pacific conference on strengthening resilient food and agriculture systems, participants emphasized the need for coherence in policies and investments across institutions, in order to effect a coordinated response towards reducing risk and strengthening resilience of crops against increasing frequency and ...

How can we measure the health of soil simply and cheaply?

How can we measure the health of soil simply and cheaply?
CIAT, in collaboration with Rothamsted Research, are looking for mechanisms to measure soil quality in a simple way and at a lower cost, so that they can be used by farmers themselves to evaluate the effect of different varieties of tropical forages and their management on the health of your ...

Experts lay the ground for a global system to protect the world’s most important crops

Experts lay the ground for a global system to protect the world’s most important crops
A proposed global surveillance system will consolidate best practices in preventing crop diseases ...
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Interactive Stories

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

On the trail of ancient treasure in Peru
What he’s looking for is something more ancient than the Incas, and potentially more valuable than all their silver and gold ...
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On the trail of ancient treasure in Peru

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?

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