Farmer carrying sack of coffee beans. Photo credit: Neil Palmer (CIAT) The op-ed was originally posted on Medium. No matter what some may say about the private sector, one thing that is true is that when it commits to a cause, it can move mountains. Addressing climate...
Our lead Africa nutrition expert Mercy Lungaho talks about how big data and artificial intelligence can finally put a stop to food security crises in the only region in the world where malnutrition remains on the rise.
Vietnam is one of the priority countries for research of the CGIAR Reserch Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH). As the country continues its transformation – from an impoverished, agrarian society into an urban-centered, low middle-income economy – so does the Vietnamese diet. A4NH researchers are trying to find ways to help ensure that the dietary shift and changes lean towards nutritious, safe, and affordable, for the food consumers and producers alike. The Nghia Tan market is a place that can offer important insights as to why the Vietnamese eat as they do, which could also help explain the incidence rates in certain diseases among the Vietnamese population.
Answering those questions would require further research, according to private, public and civil society leaders attending a recently held seminar by the CIAT-Africa office.
Asia-Pacific countries identify priority action to build resilience of agriculture to natural disasters
At a session facilitated by CIAT at the FAO-organized Asia Pacific conference on strengthening resilient food and agriculture systems, participants emphasized the need for coherence in policies and investments across institutions, in order to effect a coordinated response towards reducing risk and strengthening resilience of crops against increasing frequency and severity of natural hazards.
CIAT, in collaboration with Rothamsted Research, are looking for mechanisms to measure soil quality in a simple way and at a lower cost, so that they can be used by farmers themselves to evaluate the effect of different varieties of tropical forages and their management on the health of your own soil.
A proposed global surveillance system will consolidate best practices in preventing crop diseases.
In an op-ed published on Devex, Augusto Castro-Nuñez, Marcela Quintero, Matthias Jäger and Mark Lundy propose an approach that goes beyond transforming supply chains to achieve zero deforestation and low-carbon development.
For International Women’s Day, CIAT presents a series of opinion pieces where some of its female researchers share their views and stories about how they are empowering women and men in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
On Open Day DAy 2018, Chief Data Officer Leroy Mwanzia says that to create big data, we first need to have open data. And this data needs to be reusable.