Sustainable Food Futures
As part of the initiative Cocoa for Peace, CIAT’s research team Linking Farmers to Markets (LFM), Purdue University, and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) visited cocoa-growing areas in northern Cauca, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, and various municipalities in the Santander department, among others.
With this latest shipment, the Center reached its goal of sending 90% of its bean and forages collections by 2016 for safekeeping in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, Norway.
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.
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...
The CIAT team will present nine research posters at the Tropentag 2016 conference in Vienna, Austria, themed: “Solidarity in a competing world – fair use of resources,” from September 18 – 21.
Colombia is suffering malnutrition and obesity simultaneously and Cali, the country’s third largest city, is no exception. With support from Ford Foundation, CIAT is working with its host city to improve nutrition among the urban poor and to ensure a more just, equal, and peaceful future.
Inclusive business methodology spreads through the world by hands of Heifer International
This new special issue focusing on soils presents soil management options which preserve the soil’s health, while allowing farmers to intensify their production and profits in an environmentally sound and climate-smart fashion.
Four scientists who worked to improve the nutritional content of staple crops through HarvestPlus, have won the 2016 World Food Prize.
Sessions at this week's Africa Agriculture Science Week this week (June 13-17) in Kigali included discussion on the potential of livestock forages to boost farm production and sequester carbon. At night, Rwanda’s capital Kigali is a sparkling carpet of lights. Yet the...
About Sustainable Food Futures
Food security is not enough to ensure a healthy future. We need new food production and distribution systems that ensure everyone has access to varied, nutritious foods produced with a minimal environmental footprint. From genes to beans to market chains to food waste, CIAT is helping shape the vision of a sustainable food system.
Senior Researcher & Theme Leader of Sustainable Food Systems