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Evan Girvetz, who has been leading CIAT's climate-smart profiling project, talks about the biggest takeaways from and the future of the initiative ...

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Learning more about soil ecology

Learning more about soil ecology
Last April, the Soils and Landscapes for Sustainability Research Area at CIAT, in collaboration with the University of Minnesota (UMN) and the National University of Colombia at Palmira, held a training course entitled “Soil Ecology: Methodologies for the Assessment of Agroecosystems” ...

Climate-smart agriculture profiles: Successes, lessons and new frontiers

Climate-smart agriculture profiles: Successes, lessons and new frontiers
Evan Girvetz, who has been leading CIAT's climate-smart profiling project, talks about the biggest takeaways from and the future of the initiative ...

Agriculture across borders

Agriculture across borders
CATAS and CIAT Asia researchers held a 3-day joint workshop in April to prioritize key research areas, co-develop project concepts, and identify target funding sources. In the end, the new CATAS-CIAT cooperation portfolio came to include proposed projects on: 1) tropical crops such as cassava, forages, coffee, and tropical fruits; ...

How drone-assisted breeding can help stop rice hoja blanca disease

How drone-assisted breeding can help stop rice hoja blanca disease
CIAT and FLAR are collaborating to breed more rice varieties that are highly resistant to a virus that can cause up to 70 percent yield loss ...

In Nairobi summit, CIAT to officially launch Africa climate-smart agriculture profiles

In Nairobi summit, CIAT to officially launch Africa climate-smart agriculture profiles
At the Africa Climate Smart Agriculture Summit, CIAT is rolling out climate-smart agriculture (CSA) profiles for four additional African countries. This brings the total CSA country profiles focused on Africa to 11 ...

CIAT’s data team proves its capacity by winning the 2018 Syngenta Crop Challenge in Analytics

CIAT’s data team proves its capacity by winning the 2018 Syngenta Crop Challenge in Analytics
CIAT’s team took part this year in the Syngenta Crop Challenge in analytics. After intense work in preparing our submission, we couldn’t lower the error of our model anymore. But when the team submitted its proposal to the Challenge, back in March this year, we did not really know what ...

Time to talk Internet of Things and agricultural technology

Time to talk Internet of Things and agricultural technology
Wednesday, 23 May, between 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 m. (Colombian time), you will have a chance to join experts and take a close look at the rise of agritech and how green technology can enable more earth-friendly agriculture ...

Join us in supporting TNC regional strategy in Latin America

Join us in supporting TNC regional strategy in Latin America
We invite you to join The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in an unprecedented effort to collectively map agricultural expansion and land degradation in the Latin American region through an expert survey based on the input of many and diverse professionals, including you ...

CIAT and CCAFS launch Ethiopia Climate-Smart Agriculture Country Profile

CIAT and CCAFS launch Ethiopia Climate-Smart Agriculture Country Profile
At an event held on 27 March 2018 at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the recently developed Ethiopia Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) Country Profile was officially shared with national stakeholders and partners ...

Golden Cassava Prize awarded to a CIAT researcher

Golden Cassava Prize awarded to a CIAT researcher
Dr. Hernán Ceballos, a plant breeder at CIAT’s Cassava Program, and Alfred Dixon, IITA Director of the Development and Delivery Office, will receive the Golden Cassava Prize at the triennial Global Cassava Partnership for the 21st Century (GCP21) meeting to be held in Benin from 11 to 15 June ...

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 ...
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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

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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