Latin America and the Caribbean
Over the next 5 years, this initiative will seek to enhance the cocoa value chain – as part of Colombia’s post-conflict development strategy – by strengthening the public and private sector institutions that are key for production of this crop.
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.
To overcome a coffee production deficit, the government of Ecuador is stimulating the purchase of locally produced robusta beans, in the hope of creating a more favorable atmosphere for improved relations between the coffee industry and domestic growers.
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
Looking to share knowledge of environmentally friendly agricultural production technologies to increase the country’s farming systems’ resilience to climate change, CIAT researchers participated in the First International Congress on Agroecology in Managua, Nicaragua.
The Conference of Latin American and Caribbean Ecosystem Services: Healthy Ecosystems for Resilient Societies, which took place at the CIAT headquarters in Palmira, Valle del Cauca, from October 18 to 21.
Fairtrade, FT, is a social movement that aims to connect disadvantaged producers and consumers, promote fairer trading conditions and empower producers to combat poverty, strengthen their position, and take more control over their lives (Fairtrade International).
New vulnerability assessment shows how climate change could redraw the agricultural map of Central America
A new study published today in Climatic Change shows what’s in store for some of Central America’s most vulnerable farming communities – and how to respond.
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.
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.
South America and the Caribbean Regional Coordinator
Central America Coordinator (Managua)