CIAT staff invited by FAO Rome to present results on BMZ funded project on “Making Value Chains work for Nutrition in East Africa”.
First Study Shows Eating High-Iron Beans Improves Memory and Attention Span in Female University Students in Rwanda
Eating beans bred to contain higher iron can boost memory and attention span in female university students in Rwanda, the study shows. Policy makers could consider including iron-biofortified beans as part of national strategies to overhaul food systems on the continent.
A recently published study indicates the extent that farmers in Colombia’s Cauca Department use improved cassava varieties. The research has also led to a discovery of new varieties of this staple crop.
Dr. Augusto Castro explains the relationship between promoting peace, conserving forests, and achieving sustainable food production. An op-ed published on Devex.
The process of getting better practices to more people – “scaling up” innovations to make agriculture more climate-smart – has baffled many development practitioners. Some approaches work on a small scale, but suddenly on a larger scale, everything changes. These are the challenges that the authors of these 9 briefs just published set out to address.
At COP23, Dr. Julian Ramirez and Dr. Daniel Jimenez received one of the prizes of the coveted 2017 Momentum for Change Lighthouse Activities.
New study: Up to 7 billion tonnes of Carbon Dioxide can be removed from the atmosphere each year through better soil management on farm land
By better managing farmland soil, the amount of carbon stored in the top 30 centimeters of the soil could increase an extra 0.9 to 1.85 gigatons each year, say authors of a new study published today in Scientific Reports.
CIAT will remain an ally in the advancement of Colombia, and we will continue working together: President Santos
Palabras del Presidente Juan Manuel Santos en la celebración de los 50 años del Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical.
The scientific community does already have large amounts of data about what kinds of soils we have, but we need higher resolution data – especially in Africa – and better information about what hinders farmers from investing in soil conserving practices. Also, funding researchers to develop robust prediction models to determine hotspots of potential carbon sequestration that are applicable worldwide, would be a good start.
Out of 857 rice varieties released in Latin America and the Caribbean in the last 50 years, 377 have CIAT DNA in their pedigree. They constitute an invaluable legacy that has enabled the region to be more competitive. Where does the lineage come from? This is an acknowledgement to the Rice Program at CIAT and the hundreds of researchers who have contributed to it.