Have you ever heard the word “beneficence”?

Have you ever heard the word “beneficence”?

By: Steve Prager and Maya Rajasekharan The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy characterizes beneficence as connoting an act of mercy, kindness, or that specifically promotes the good of others.  Research at CIAT is specifically done with the intent to benefit others....
Rao, the eternal legacy of a scientist-mentor

Rao, the eternal legacy of a scientist-mentor

This is the first time a protagonist of one of my profiles has told me he doesn’t want to be interviewed, not out of arrogance, but modesty. He prefers to shine the spotlight on the work of his team and on the people he has trained in his role as mentor throughout...
Big Data, the team that seldom rests

Big Data, the team that seldom rests

“Big Data is the best methodology for analyzing data and applying models that project a better future for farmers.” This is the conclusion that Luis Vargas, an agronomist with the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), reached after participating...

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