Sustainable Food Futures
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...
Why getting the right food on the table is central not just to the health of our children, but to the health of our continent
Dr. Robin Buruchara, Director for Africa for the International Center for Tropical Agriculture, talks about need to tackle malnutrition at the Africa Agriculture Science Week this week (June 13-17) in Kigali. We are in the midst of an emerging crisis. Now is the time...
“Foreign” crops – from maize to mangoes – dominate national food consumption and farming practices worldwide
The origins of over two-thirds of the grains, legumes, fruits, vegetables, and other agricultural crops countries grow and consume can be traced to ancient breadbaskets in distant parts of the world, according to an exhaustive peer-reviewed report published today.
We build the fundamentals of sustainable food futures The world has never produced or consumed so much food. We cannot, however, ignore the pressure that food production is putting on the environment and the ecosystem services we all depend on. We cannot ignore either...
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.
Agricultural Economist, Decision and Policy Analysis Research Area