It just so happens that today – World Food Day 2016 – coincides with the 10th anniversary of CIAT signing The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture.
Cooperative Leadership Event in Malawi: a platform to bridge research, capacity-building and policy-making
A recent five-day event in Uganda, aimed at strengthening agricultural cooperatives, closed with a resolution to establish a new cooperative bank to support farmers in Malawi among other achievements. The Cooperative Leadership Event (CLE), which took place from 26 to...
Sunny Mbeeta Abwooli knows how to whip up a delicious meal, especially when it involves one of her favorite ingredients: beans.
First solar-powered “bubble” driers promise more nutritious bean flour – and better prices for farmers
Kenya’s first solar-powered “bubble” drier, which improves bean quality and commercial value, retaining nutritious qualities before they are turned into a porridge flour, is here. It has been installed as part of a project to fight malnutrition among vulnerable urban...
CIAT researcher tells Cocoa industry actors “This is climate change: it is not the weather that is bad, but your expectations. You are maladapted to the new reality. You are no longer sourcing or producing in the optimal regions or using suitable production systems” at the European Cocoa Forum held on 15 and 16 September 2016 in Dubrovnik, Croatia
A group of 139 scientists have written a letter in response to what they describe as miselading comments about oil palm production on peatlands
In order to better understand the regional variability, complexity, and nearly infinite number of subtleties associated with cassava value chains, the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) GFSF Team invited cassava experts from around the world to a workshop held in Palmira, Colombia, from 24 to 26 August, 2016.
Fairtrade, FT, is a social movement that aims to connect disadvantaged producers and consumers, promote fairer trading conditions and empower producers to combat poverty, strengthen their position, and take more control over their lives (Fairtrade International).
Every second month, we release a synopsis of new CIAT publications, briefs, tools, and open datasets.
New vulnerability assessment shows how climate change could redraw the agricultural map of Central America
A new study published today in Climatic Change shows what’s in store for some of Central America’s most vulnerable farming communities – and how to respond.