Ana Maria Loboguerrero Rodriguez, CCAFS Regional Program Leader for Latin America, explains what climate-smart villages are, and what makes them a unique model for improving the lives of smallholder farmers.
Over the past few years, the Malawi tea industry has seen a decrease in production mainly because of erratic rainfall, which has led to either floods or droughts.
The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) will lead CGIAR’s Platform for Big Data in Agriculture, whose objective is to take advantage of the capacities of big data to accelerate and boost the impact of international agricultural research and foster equitable rural development.
Outlines what CIAT is doing with partners, to assess the impact of various soil conservation practices on Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from agricultural soils in India.
The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) will start its second phase in 2017, and Latin America is one of its five target regions for action. Taking advantage of CCAFS Director Bruce Campbell’s presence at CIAT headquarters, young researchers took the floor in a seminar, held on 17th November, for sharing key questions and challenging approaches learnt so far during CCAFS phase 1.
A spectacular theater play called “The glory of coffee” on the history of coffee in China was the highlight of the 26th International Conference on Coffee Science (ASIC 2016). Coffee+climate PostDoc Christian Bunn gave a keynote presentation on efficiently guiding forward-looking adaptation with a supply chain inclusive view.
A new decision-making toolkit is leading smallholder cocoa farmers, technicians and local organizations in Nicaragua through a learning journey on their farms, providing ways to plan interventions and track progress.
A new documentary about how climate change will affect both coffee producers in Colombia and consumers in the developed world will air on German television this weekend
New research shows that climate change is not only going to affect arabica coffee production, but also the taste of those prized beans
CIAT joined an interesting panel discussion on the position of the German Ministry for Cooperation on Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA). We pointed out that CSA does not mean to ignore alternative development objectives but a shift in development priorities.
About Climate-Smart Agriculture
Agriculture accounts for over a quarter of greenhouse gas emissions, in some countries even more. But as well as being a big contributor to climate change, agriculture can also be a major part of the solution. CIAT is helping shape a farming future that is cleaner, greener, more productive and more resilient.
Environmental Policy Specialist (Research Fellow).