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From observation to action: How Terra-i’s near-real time monitoring of forest cover loss will support conservation efforts in Southeast Asia

From observation to action: How Terra-i’...

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From observation to action: How Terra-i’s near-real time monitoring of forest cover loss will support conservation efforts in Southeast Asia

From observation to action: How Terra-i’s near-real time monitoring of forest cover loss will support conservation efforts in Southeast Asia
Terra-i produces a monthly report of high-resolution data and imagery refreshed every 16 days ...

Brazilian rice needs to toughen up for a dry future

Brazilian rice needs to toughen up for a dry future
Rice crop improvement needs to adjust for harsher droughts, a new study says ...

Producers from Caquetá in Colombia commit to conserving and restoring their natural landscapes and to improving the sustainability of their livestock raising systems

Producers from Caquetá in Colombia commit to conserving and restoring their natural landscapes and to improving the sustainability of their livestock raising systems
The Sustainable Amazonian Landscapes (SAL) project closed the year with a voluntary agreement with the producers who stand to benefit from the project for the conservation, protection, and restoration of forests and sources of water on their farms ...

At the vanguard of Big Data to defeat hunger in the world

At the vanguard of Big Data to defeat hunger in the world
The digital transformation of economies and societies in recent years has opened new, important possibilities for agriculture. In this context, we see the emergence of CGIAR’s Platform for Big Data in Agriculture, which aims to positively transform agricultural research, helping to generate powerful data management innovations that can revolutionize agriculture ...

Let’s not blame it on the cow!

Let's not blame it on the cow!
A research carried out in the Animal Nutrition Laboratories of CIAT studied forages that improve animal productivity and reduce methane emissions in two municipalities in central Nicaragua ...

Cupping Fair Trade Coffee Impact

Cupping Fair Trade Coffee Impact
We have prepared a policy brief highlighting our findings and recommendations regarding the effect of the Fair Trade Certified in the livelihoods and empowerment of coffee farm workers in large farms, and independent smallholder producers ...

In Bellagio, experts devise a global system to stop crop diseases in their tracks

In Bellagio, experts devise a global system to stop crop diseases in their tracks
CIAT scientist Monica Carvajal is convening a gathering of experts from around the globe and from various disciplines to develop a global crop disease surveillance system. The meeting will take place at the prestigious Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center in Lake Como, Italy ...

CIAT and CATIE join forces to strengthen agricultural development in Central America

CIAT and CATIE join forces to strengthen agricultural development in Central America
Seven different themes were identified by CIAT and CATIE (Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center) as possible areas of joint work in the Central American region, among which the following stand out: germplasm, cacao, coffee, sustainable livestock raising, climate change, access to markets, and Initiative 20x20 ...

New microbial biotechnology platform launched in Vietnam

New microbial biotechnology platform launched in Vietnam
The Common Microbial Biotechnology Platform inaugurated on February 1st 2018 in Hanoi, Vietnam, can help your business benefit from interactions between soil microbial communities and crops ...

CIAT research surprises Japanese delegation led by Minister

CIAT research surprises Japanese delegation led by Minister
Two hours were enough for Japan’s State Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications, Mr. Sakai Manabu, to ratify once again that the use of technologies and information is key to improve agricultural production systems ...

CIAT scientists innovate using GPR technology

CIAT scientists innovate using GPR technology
CIAT’s Phenomics Platform scientists can now study crop roots directly in the field using non-invasive technologies, that is, without a direct contact with the roots to avoid damage ...

Cooking up a sustainable diet for all

Cooking up a sustainable diet for all
The study of food systems involves investigation of the different activities, processes, infrastructures, and institutions involved in the production, processing, distribution, and consumption of food, and the various links between multiple actors: food producers, food-chain actors, policymakers, and consumers ...
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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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