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How Can Ugandan Farmers Ease South Sudan Hunger Crisis?

How Can Ugandan Farmers Ease South Sudan...

Together with Uganda’s National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO), CIAT and partners including the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), have been working together to supply farmers with high yielding, drought and disease resilient beans ...

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Partners for the Amazon

Partners for the Amazon
The Partners for the Amazon platform was launch was last December 6 and 7 in Manaus, Brazil. The platform will provide its members a space to share and learn from experiences in social and environmental corporate responsibility ...

How Can Ugandan Farmers Ease South Sudan Hunger Crisis?

How Can Ugandan Farmers Ease South Sudan Hunger Crisis?
Together with Uganda’s National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO), CIAT and partners including the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), have been working together to supply farmers with high yielding, drought and disease resilient beans to boost production and improve nutrition among vulnerable refugees and ...

‘Preemptive’ breeding: More than a step ahead of crop disease outbreaks

‘Preemptive’ breeding: More than a step ahead of crop disease outbreaks
CIAT is now developing breeding lines of beans that will have resistance to emerging and future devastating viruses ...

Could messiness be a good thing?

Could messiness be a good thing?
In collaboration with Nguyen Hong Van, this research project sought to understand how Hanoians, especially low-income residents, respond to rapid urban development ...

Soil carbon sequestration – when aspirations and reality collide

Soil carbon sequestration – when aspirations and reality collide
This piece celebrates December 5, World Soils Day, and was first posted on the Thrive Blog, of the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems. Just a few weeks ago, we published a study stating that farm land soils, if managed properly, have the potential to sequester up to 7 ...

CIAT Library, an evolution that goes far beyond paper

CIAT Library, an evolution that goes far beyond paper
CIAT library, coordinated by Elizabeth Campillo and Carlos Saa, has not been the exception and it has also evolved at the pace of major changes brought by ICTs, bearing in mind the budgetary constraints of recent years ...

The Eyes of a Drone, an agronomic revolution at CIAT

The Eyes of a Drone, an agronomic revolution at CIAT
Last October, the CIAT Phenomics Platform Team from the Agrobiodiversity Area conducted the “Drones for Agriculture” course, with the purpose of training staff from different programs at the Center, who were interested in getting acquainted with the remote detection techniques that may be applied to agriculture through drones ...

CIAT work on nutrition sensitive value chains in East Africa showcased at FAO in Rome

CIAT work on nutrition sensitive value chains in East Africa showcased at FAO in Rome
CIAT staff invited by FAO Rome to present results on BMZ funded project on “Making Value Chains work for Nutrition in East Africa” ...

First Study Shows Eating High-Iron Beans Improves Memory and Attention Span in Female University Students in Rwanda

First Study Shows Eating High-Iron Beans Improves Memory and Attention Span in Female University Students in Rwanda
Eating beans bred to contain higher iron can boost memory and attention span in female university students in Rwanda, the study shows. Policy makers could consider including iron-biofortified beans as part of national strategies to overhaul food systems on the continent ...

DNA fingerprinting uncovers exactly who and why farmers use improved cassava

DNA fingerprinting uncovers exactly who and why farmers use improved cassava
A recently published study indicates the extent that farmers in Colombia's Cauca Department use improved cassava varieties. The research has also led to a discovery of new varieties of this staple crop ...

Opinion: How climate finance links forest conservation, peacebuilding, and sustainable food | Devex

Opinion: How climate finance links forest conservation, peacebuilding, and sustainable food | Devex
Dr. Augusto Castro explains the relationship between promoting peace, conserving forests, and achieving sustainable food production. An op-ed published on Devex ...

9 ways to get climate-smart agriculture to more people

9 ways to get climate-smart agriculture to more people
The process of getting better practices to more people – “scaling up” innovations to make agriculture more climate-smart - has baffled many development practitioners. Some approaches work on a small scale, but suddenly on a larger scale, everything changes. These are the challenges that the authors of these 9 briefs ...
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Five surprising ways people’s diets have changed over the past 50 years
Newly released interactive infographics show how the so-called “globalized diet” has emerged. They unearth a number of surprises about the foods we eat across the world. Who’d have thought ...
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Five surprising ways people’s diets have changed over the past 50 years

Cassava: Subsistence Crop or Trendy Commodity?
When many people hear the word cassava, they immediately think of a subsistence crop. Is this really the case? It depends on who you ask ...
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Cassava: Subsistence Crop or Trendy Commodity?

A commitment to inclusion in Honduras
In Honduras, members of the Asociación de Familias Agropecuarias Artesanales Intibucanas Lencas, ASOFAIL, strive to become the main characters in their own development. With the support of VECO MA ...
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A commitment to inclusion in Honduras

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