Africa

Bean power: Finger on the pulse of a drought-resilient future

Against a hilly backdrop, Daud Bukuku examines a handful of brown beans from a large basket. The open fields behind him have just been harvested: his plot is freshly harvested. But he’s lucky to have had a harvest at all – the beans he proudly shows us didn’t crop up for everyone.

Seeing is believing: the impact of soil management

For over a decade, CIAT has tested agronomic and soil management practices in Western Kenya. From minimum tillage to integrated soil fertility management, two trials, established in 2003, are the most comprehensive picture of tropical soil health that we have in...

CIAT in Africa

CIAT’s vision of the promise of tropical agriculture is especially relevant to sub-Saharan Africa. Nowhere does the well-being of so many people depend so much on a concerted effort to realize farming’s potential for reducing chronic hunger, opening pathways out of rural poverty, enhancing human nutrition, and improving the management of natural resources. CIAT works especially on the following topics:

  • Eco-Efficient Smallholder Farming
  • Bean Revolution
  • Soils and Sustainable Development
  • Feeding the Livestock Revolution

 

Contact

Debisi Araba

Debisi Araba

Regional Director

a.araba@cgiar.org

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