A Statement of Intent between the CIAT and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) promises to boost resilience to climate change and improve the livelihoods of thousands of smallholder farmers around the world.
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The pastures that cattle graze also act as their “toilets”. This is because, as cattle eat grass, they periodically urinate and, therefore, randomly deposit urine on the soil surface. Once in the soil, the deposited urine results in the creation of patches that are generally characterized by high concentrations of nitrogen.
Opinion piece: Dr. Robin Buruchara, Director of the Pan-Africa Bean Research Alliance (PABRA).
A backstopping workshop was organized early December 2016 in Nepal to review and adjust the first results from Heifer, as well as to provide recommendations and guidelines for further steps. The workshop was the opportunity to dive into the cases and provided space for peer reviews between Heifer countries.
As global development objectives increasingly call for interdisciplinary action to respond to gender, policy, and community needs, CIAT through CCAFS and Humidtropics used Participatory Video with groups of Nicaraguan rural women and youth to promote inclusive agricultural research for development.
To address all the SDG’s, we’re going to need to think like farmers. That means taking a systems approach that includes all kinds of agro-ecological farm systems. This mantra echoed through all the sessions at the Ecosystem Services Partnership Conference: Ecosystem Services for SDGs in Africa. Goals, 2, 5, 6, and 15 were in the spotlight, and to meet them, we have to think broadly and holistically.
Madhusudana Idupulapati Rao, or simply Rao, as he is affectionately known to friends and colleagues, has shown many people that the work accomplished as a team is more valuable than what one achieves individually.
Capacity building on LINK and Value Chain for Nutrition in Normandy, France, in September 2016 (ACF-CIAT).
When Harriet Aber entered the LovePulses Showcase competition with her special bean-amaranth energy bar, she never imagined it would take her from Uganda to Chicago.