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 that Cameroonians officially consume the greatest variety of food crops, or that the global average diet looks a lot like what Cape Verdeans eat every day? These are just some of the nuggets you can explore in a new interactive website on the status and trends of the global diet.
Farmers in the Dry Corridor of Central America are using the Quesungual agroforestry system to maintain or increase their maize and bean yields, while improving ecosystem services and resilience.
The Sustainable Amazonian Landscapes Project (SAL), from the Decision and Policy Analysis (DAPA) Research Area (DAPA) at CIAT, which brings together scientists from other research areas such as Soil Health and the Forages research team, started the new year with its third annual meeting to follow up on activities carried out in 2016 and prepare work plans for 2017.
A new study published in Global Change Biology shows that tropical peatlands are much more extensive than previously thought. The study started by estimating total tropical and subtropical wetlands and the new estimate reaches 4.7 million km2. Several other studies...
CIAT’s work to demonstrate the power of big data in helping farmers adapt to climate change is showcased in a short film from the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN).
As more and more organizations in Asia undertake initiatives to address the consequences of a warming climate, our knowledge about climate change and how it affects agriculture in various countries has become vast. But the challenge – especially for decision makers in...
On March 20th to 22nd, a meeting was held at Embrapa Rice and Beans Research Center (CNPAF) in Goiania, Brazil, to strengthen the rice breeding alliance among CIAT, Cirad and Embrapa.
Over the past few years, the Malawi tea industry has seen a decrease in production mainly because of erratic rainfall, which has led to either floods or droughts.
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.