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Livestock: climate menace or opportunity for change?

The CIAT team will present nine research posters at the Tropentag 2016 conference in Vienna, Austria, themed: “Solidarity in a competing world - fair use of resources,” from September 18 – 21 ...

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New study shows the value of natural habitat analysis on transportation infrastructure design and planning

Terra-i Paraguay
CIAT and the Terra-i team are pleased to announce the publication of a new study in Paraquaria Natural, the most prestigious journal in Paraguay dedicated to biodiversity and the conservation of Nature ...

BiblioCIAT, an alternative to foster reading and dialogue

Recently we launched at CIAT HQ a Free Little Library which we called “Biblio-CIAT”. We hope to stimulate conversation and engage readers of all nationalities. You can find Biblio-CIAT at the coffee shop ...

Livestock: climate menace or opportunity for change?

forages, Tanzania
The CIAT team will present nine research posters at the Tropentag 2016 conference in Vienna, Austria, themed: “Solidarity in a competing world - fair use of resources,” from September 18 – 21 ...

CIAT and partners focus on soil and land restoration in Paraguay

There is a first time for everything, as the saying goes. And for CIAT´s Soils Research Area, the project “Confronting the challenges of smallholder farming communities: Restoration of degraded agroecosystems,” provided the entry point for a new effort in Paraguay to enhance the livelihoods of smallholder producers through restoration of ...

Empowering the head to move the hands: A workshop at Heifer headquarters

Heifer’s management team dive into LINK, its official tool for promoting more inclusive businesses ...

LINK finds an echo with Heifer teams in South America and other regions

Inclusive business cases developed by Heifer in South America and other regions with small-scale producers ...

Cali, Colombia in contrast: Feast and famine

Photo by Melissa Reichwage/CIAT.
Colombia is suffering malnutrition and obesity simultaneously and Cali, the country's third largest city, is no exception. With support from Ford Foundation, CIAT is working with its host city to improve nutrition among the urban poor and to ensure a more just, equal, and peaceful future ...

Terra-i, new data – new look for the website

The Terra-i team has intensively worked on the renovation of Terra-i’s website since early of this year. A set of new features of the website provide interactive contents and facilitate the adaptation to mobile devices of our users ...

Spreading LINK with Heifer in Central America

3 inclusive business cases with small-scale farmers implemented by Heifer in Central America ...

Four decades of innovation in the forage entomology and pathology laboratory

For 40 years, team work has been the central pillar of the entomology and pathology laboratory in CIAT´s Tropical Forages Program. The team´s main task is to evaluate damage to pastures caused by an insect pest commonly known as the spittlebug and a disease whose scientific name is Rhizoctonia solani ...

Climate change drives cropping shifts from coffee to cocoa in Central America

Pic by Neil Palmer (CIAT). A farmer in Colombia's Nariño Department amongst her coffee bushes. CIAT has been working with Catholic Relief Services to improve the livelihoods of smallholder coffee farmers in the border area of Colombia and Ecuador through the production and sale of high-value, gourmet coffee.
As a researcher there are few moments more awkward than being corrected at a public event. At this years Specialty Coffee Association of America seminar series I experienced this first hand after presenting a slide showing the expected impact of climate change on coffee in Central America ...

The LINK Methodology spreads in the hands of Heifer International

Inclusive business methodology spreads through the world by hands of Heifer International ...

Interactive Stories

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

Cassava in Tanzania...all the way from South America, originally
The origins of over two-thirds of the grains, legumes, fruits, vegetables, and other agricultural crops countries grow and consume can be traced to ancient breadbaskets in distant parts of ...
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“Foreign” crops – from maize to mangoes – dominate national food consumption and farming practices worldwide

Filming on the farm
Handing over a video camera and equipment may not be your first thought, but it is a fascinating possibility that leads to learning on many levels ...
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Filming for change: When farmers get BEHIND the camera

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