Opinion piece: Dr. Robin Buruchara, Director of the Pan-Africa Bean Research Alliance (PABRA).
Madhusudana Idupulapati Rao, or simply Rao, as he is affectionately known to friends and colleagues, has shown many people that the work accomplished as a team is more valuable than what one achieves individually.
When Harriet Aber entered the LovePulses Showcase competition with her special bean-amaranth energy bar, she never imagined it would take her from Uganda to Chicago.
As this recent study shows, keeping livestock can help farmers earn more money and put more food on the table, especially during unpredictable weather.
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.
The Ethiopia Bean Research Programme led by the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR) has won the country’s highest scientific award – the Gold medal and Cup – for the impact of its bean research, which has transformed the lives of...
CIAT emeritus scientist Rainer Schultze-Kraft has received the 2016 Friendship Award from the Chinese government, for his long-term work with tropical forage scientists in the country. He was one of 50 experts from 18 countries and a wide range of disciplines to...
Four solutions lie in how we farm our food and treat our landscapes: this session aims to throw light on some of the tools that can tackle climate change head-on. During this session, we called on the audience at the Global Landscape Forum, an event at the 22nd...
The Cassava Genome Hub: Terabytes of tuberous tropical root research set to revolutionize big data for agriculture
When it comes to cassava, we are in the midst of a genomic revolution that is producing enormous amounts of information. CIAT’s goal is to develop the tools and skills needed to analyze all this data, and in turn accelerate and enhance the impact of international agricultural research.
When farmers at Ma village began noticing that their acacia trees developed a rotten core, they found themselves pushed to planting eucalyptus almost exclusively.
About agrobiodiversity research at CIAT
CIAT develops more resilient and productive varieties of cassava and common bean, together with tropical forages for livestock. We also help improve rice production in Latin America and the Caribbean.
The superior crop varieties that result from our collaborative work offer many valuable traits, such as high yield and stress tolerance, which are vital for guaranteeing global food supplies in the face of rapidly rising demand, shifting disease and insect pressures, rampant environmental degradation, and the looming threat of climate change.
Director, Agrobiodiversity Research Area
This CIAT Blog was launched in January 2016. For articles related to agrobiodiversity prior to this date, visit our former blog. Please note the AgBio blog is not updated anymore.