Latin America and the Caribbean

CIAT and partners focus on soil and land restoration in Paraguay

There is a first time for everything, as the saying goes. And for CIAT´s Soils Research Area, the project “Confronting the challenges of smallholder farming communities: Restoration of degraded agroecosystems,” provided the entry point for a new effort in Paraguay to enhance the livelihoods of smallholder producers through restoration of soils and landscapes that are degraded, and conservation of those that are still in good health.

Cali, Colombia in contrast: Feast and famine

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.

Agricultural research, an ally for Colombia at peace

Claudia Navas, an advisor to Colombia´s High Commission for Post-Conflict Recovery, visited CIAT headquarters on 17-18 August with a clear objective: to gain a deeper knowledge of the Center´s experience in applied research and “identify effective interventions for territorial development that could be implemented during the first 18 months after the referendum on the peace agreement,” Navas said.

CIAT’s research boosts development of Nicaragua’s livestock sector

To share experiences that will increase the productivity of Nicaragua’s livestock sector and improve the quality and efficiency of the country’s cattle production, the Nicaraguan Institute for Agricultural Technology (INTA) organized the “First International Congress on Challenges and Opportunities to Increase National Livestock Productivity” in Managua.

CIAT in Latin America

Through our work in one of the most ecologically and agriculturally diverse regions on the planet, we aim to ensure that the whole world benefits from agricultural innovations developed in Latin America and the Caribbean.

With its wealth of natural resources, wide pool of human talent, and strong record of technological innovation, the region has great potential for achieving sustainable agricultural development as well as for strengthening global food security.

Contact

Carolina Navarrete

Regional Coordinator

c.navarrete@cgiar.org

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