New research shows impressive productivity gains and use of improved bean varieties by farmers in Malawi.
More than 300 farmers, companies, extension agents and media attended a field day at the Agriculture Seed Agency (ASA) seed farm at Ngaramtoni in Arusha, Tanzania, to raise awareness among smallholder farmer about the value of planting improved bean varieties....
The team of CIAT’s genetic transformation platform won first prize in the poster session that was carried out at the sixth congress of the Seed Association of the Americas (SAA) in Cartagena, Colombia, from 5 to 7 September.
Some women in science are shattering the proverbial glass ceiling. The process, though, is slow and long.
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.
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.
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.
Social dimensions of a cassava production and value-chain: Why do the poor continue with unsustainable cassava production?
The International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) has been working with the University of Queensland (UQ) and national partners in Vietnam, Indonesia, Laos and Cambodia to improve the livelihoods of upland farmers engaged in the cassava value chain.
In thirty years, the Philippines may become even more dependent on imports of rice, coffee, vegetables, and pork.
Daniel Debouck, a researcher in CIAT’s Genetic Resources Program, received the Order of Leopold, the highest recognition that the Kingdom of Belgium bestows, for his 40 years of scientific work.
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.