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Big Data in Agriculture Convention of 2017: An Alliance for a Data Revolution

Big Data in Agriculture Convention of 20...

The CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture is hosting its first annual congress, taking place in Cali, Colombia, 19 to 22 September 2017 ...

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Climate-smart village: What it is – and isn’t

Climate-smart village: What it is – and isn’t
Ana Maria Loboguerrero Rodriguez, CCAFS Regional Program Leader for Latin America, explains what climate-smart villages are, and what makes them a unique model for improving the lives of smallholder farmers ...

Cassava program, a team without borders

Cassava program, a team without borders
The second annual meeting of the cassava program was held at CIAT last Wednesday, 30 August. For the first time, the entire Cassava team from Asia and CIATHQ met here to learn how the research projects are advancing ...

Coffee, climate change and what it means for bees

Coffee, climate change and what it means for bees
Climate change could reduce the suitability of lands for growing coffee in Latin America by as much as 88 percent by 2050, according to new research. Bees will take a hit too - but they could also be part of the solution ...

What’s life like for an IPCC lead author?

What's life like for an IPCC lead author?
CIAT’s Ngoni Chirinda talks about what it all means to be a lead author for the IPCC Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories ...

Soil fertility and plant health offer clues why cassava entices certain pests

Cassava grown in Cambodia
Two peer-reviewed studies led by CIAT researchers take an innovative approach to determining the causes of mealybug outbreaks in Asia’s cassava crops. They show how soil characteristics and the presence of disease can dictate the abundance of these bugs and shed light on the effectiveness of their natural enemies ...

IPCC taps CIAT scientists as lead authors for much-anticipated climate change reports

IPCC taps CIAT scientists as lead authors for much-anticipated climate change reports
Dr. Louis Verchot and Dr. Ngonidzashe Chirinda, both of CIAT’s research program on Soils and Landscapes for Sustainability, will be contributing to upcoming reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ...

REDD+ as a peacebuilding strategy: what are the opportunities for sustainable food production?

REDD+ as a peacebuilding strategy: what are the opportunities for sustainable food production?
Researcher at CIAT, used household-level surveys and data at the municipal level to assess the potential for integration of forest carbon storage and peace-building efforts in Colombia. The results are now online ...

New study shows micro-nutrients can boost African crop yields by 25 percent

New study shows micro-nutrients can boost African crop yields by 25 percent
A new study shows that adding tiny, ‘micro’ amounts of certain nutrients to the soil, could boost crop yields in Africa by up to 25 percent. The findings suggest that micronutrients are more critical for boosting yields in Africa than previously realized ...

Aclímate Colombia (Acclimatize Colombia), a new light for Colombian farmers

Aclímate Colombia (Acclimatize Colombia), a new light for Colombian farmers
Con el propósito de ayudar a los agricultores colombianos a estar más preparados para enfrentar nuevos patrones climáticos y adaptarse mejor a la variabilidad climática, el CIAT, a través de su área de investigación en Análisis de Políticas y Decisiones (DAPA) capacitó a los equipos de agro-climatología y sistemas de ...

How much carbon is stored within the transformed landscapes of the Amazon?

How much carbon is stored within the transformed landscapes of the Amazon?
Within the project Sustainable Amazonian Landscapes (SAL), we are going to answer this question by using test plots to estimate the amount of carbon and vegetative biodiversity that exists under different land use scenarios ...

Can development and conservation go hand in hand in Colombia’s Orinoquia region?

Can development and conservation go hand in hand in Colombia’s Orinoquia region?
A diverse group of environmental and private sector specialists met in Bogotá last week to discuss how to achieve sustainable development in Colombia’s Orinoco region ...

A different kind of scarecrow

A different kind of scarecrow
A novel approach from Japan is being tested in CIAT fields with the goal of enabling rice farmers in Colombia and Latin America to make quick, wise, and exacting decisions about their crops based on real-time agricultural data ...
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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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