A new study shows that Rwanda’s One Cow per Poor Family program can significantly cut food insecurity – and with improved cattle feeding, it can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions intensity too.
The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) conducted the research project “Measuring and assessing impacts of Fair Trade for All on farmers, farmworkers, and the overall Fair Trade market system.” After the third year of the project, we analyzed the data collected to assess the impact of certification on farmworkers’ welfare and empowerment in Brazil and Nicaragua. We created two multi-dimensional indexes in order to evaluate the influence that certification has on several aspects of workers’ life.
Fifty years of CIAT. Five decades of collective enthusiasm to improve farmers’ livelihoods and food security in the tropics. Everyone at CIAT has been involved in the goal of advancing each day in fulfilling the institutional mission, some take longer, others less....
The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) will lead CGIAR’s Platform for Big Data in Agriculture, whose objective is to take advantage of the capacities of big data to accelerate and boost the impact of international agricultural research and foster equitable rural development.
Pastureland is like a leaky toilet when it comes to nitrogen, but fixing the leak could be one of the next big things in sustainable agriculture.
New studies released by CIAT and partners show that, given the vast amount of carbon stored our soils, small management changes could have tremendous impacts, offsetting greenhouse gas emissions.
Now, Jarita, as he is known by his friends and colleagues, is retiring from the Center after working in the Bean Program and specifically in the Pathology Laboratory, where one of his greatest achievements was defining the differential kinds of angular leaf spot disease, which served to identify resistance genes for the creation of improved bean varieties.
CIAT’s 2016 publication Origins of food crops connect countries worldwide has hit a major Altmetric milestone! It has become the highest-scoring output ever for its publisher, Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences.
The spotlight of fame shone on Dr. Rosling in 2006, when he presented his first, and legendary TED Talk titled, “The best stats you’ve ever seen,” where, through analytical data, he questions the myths around developing countries. But Rosling was already recognized in the scientific world much earlier for his studies of cassava toxicity and food security in Africa. This brought him to CIAT in the early 1990s.
Improved bean varieties are now commercially available, through licensing of released varieties to private companies.