Over 80% of the Latin American population now lives in urban areas. Many of them are poor and have limited access to healthy food at affordable prices.
There is no doubt that big data has become a valuable commodity for this century. A recent article in The Economist entitled Fuel of the future: Data is giving rise to a new economy states that data has become to this century what oil was to the previous one.
Purdue University and CIAT developed, over the course of a year or so, an analysis of the cacao production chain in Colombia, commissioned by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), in the context of the Cacao for Peace, financed by USAID.
Using Big Data and Machine Learning to Power a Nutrition Early Warning System (NEWS) for Africa Since at least the 1970s, food crises have seemed to strike sub-Saharan Africa with depressing frequency They often require complex and costly international responses and...
The New Urban Agenda adopted by the UN General Assembly on 23 December 2016 is centered on sustainability and equity. The vision of the declaration is one of ‘cities for all, referring to the equal use and enjoyment of cities and human settlements, seeking to promote inclusivity (…) [and] where all persons are able to enjoy equal rights and opportunities’.
El Rolo, as he is affectionately known by his co-workers, is saying goodbye to CIAT today, after 37 years of work.
Science now offers an option to boost crop productivity and dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to the authors of a report that will appear this week in the journal Plant Science.
The CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture is launched today. It plans to disrupt food production across the developing world, with the aim of making it more productive, efficient and resilient – all through the power of information.
When we published about the increasing homogeneity in global food supplies, we hadn’t yet found a good way to make the underlying national level data readily visible to interested readers. This is why the publication of our new Changing Global Diet website is exciting. It provides interactive visuals for 152 countries over the past 50 years. We that hope you enjoy your investigations through time. Perhaps you can tell us where you think the changing global diet is headed.
This opinion piece first appeared in Kenya's Business Daily Newspaper on May 1st. As this week’s Nairobi Burger Festival draws to a close, we revisit the underlying cause of a spike in milk prices and draw attention to an issue which could bring us fewer burgers to...