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In Cali, the next agri-food revolution is being seeding

In Cali, the next agri-food revolution i...

The next agri-food revolution begins in Cali having the 18th Triennial Symposium of The International Society for Tropical Root Crops (ISTRC), which will be held from October 22 to 25 at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) headquarters, having ...

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In Cali, the next agri-food revolution is being seeding

In Cali, the next agri-food revolution is being seeding
The next agri-food revolution begins in Cali having the 18th Triennial Symposium of The International Society for Tropical Root Crops (ISTRC), which will be held from October 22 to 25 at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) headquarters, having as slogan and as guiding question: When, Where and How ...

A family’s dairy farm is transformed with hard work, risk and steady technical help

A family’s dairy farm is transformed with hard work, risk and steady technical help
A few years ago, Elena Patricia Ulloa and Jesús Velasco took a hard look at their small dairy farm and decided things needed to improve. So they got involved with their local farmers association, took on some debt to invest in their farm, and undertook a slow transformation of their ...

CIAT’s research areas combine efforts to advance the Cacao for Peace initiative in Colombia

CIAT’s research areas combine efforts to advance the Cacao for Peace initiative in Colombia
Last August, CIAT's Research Areas in Agroecosystems and Sustainable Landscapes and Agrobiodiversity organized a workshop to discuss and develop a work plan to summarize the instruments, methodologies, activities, and timeline of the project entitled “Geographical Information System Mapping for Optimized Cacao Production in Colombia,” under the Cacao for Peace (CfP) ...

Feeding the world in a changing climate: An adaptation roadmap for agriculture

Feeding the world in a changing climate: An adaptation roadmap for agriculture
This discussion paper presents the main issues to be considered in an adaptation roadmap for agriculture, with a particular focus on developing countries ...

Daniela, the producer who honors her family name: Campo (Field or Farm)

Daniela, the producer who honors her family name: Campo (Field or Farm)
She was born on the farm, grew up there, and today she is a prosperous tomato producer, but not just any tomato! It is an organic tomato produced in a sustainable way and adapted to the temperate climate of her region ...

Solving hunger and malnutrition in Africa requires business, governments, social justice

Solving hunger and malnutrition in Africa requires business, governments, social justice
The battle against hunger and malnutrition in Africa is heading in a positive direction, with impressive gains made across the continent in recent decades. But governments and the private sector still have many obstacles and opportunities to definitively bring an end to these issues that affect many millions of people ...

New partnership for a more sustainable forage production

New partnership for a more sustainable forage production
CIAT and the Papalotla Group signed the agreement “Sustainable intensification for environmental benefits”. This agreement follows a long-term collaboration between both organizations, achieving a wide dissemination of hybrid pastures developed by CIAT and distributed by Papalotla, such as Cobra, Cayman, Camello, Mulato, and Mulato II ...

CIAT “roots” in El Salvador

CIAT “roots” in El Salvador
CIAT, acting through its Agroecosystems and Sustainable Landscapes research area, joins Catholic Relief Services (CRS), Caritas Santa Ana, and PRISMA, in a landscape restoration project titled “RAÍCES” (Roots), with the aim of building awareness among farmers about the importance of looking after soils as a NON-renewable resource against advanced degradation ...

Partial food systems baseline assessment at the Vietnam benchmark sites

Partial food systems baseline assessment at the Vietnam benchmark sites
CIAT and the National Institute of Nutrition of Vietnam (NIN) launched a collaborative Partial Food Systems Baseline Assessment at different sites in the country. The aim of the study is to elucidate specific components of local Vietnamese food systems along a rural to urban gradient, with a specific focus on ...

When it comes to food… we can’t have our cake and eat it too

When it comes to food… we can’t have our cake and eat it too
Hard choices will have to be made soon about the way we eat. Are we ready for the bitter bites? ...

Nutrition just got more affordable and accessible!

Nutrition just got more affordable and accessible!
The multi-composite, safe, nutritious, and affordable porridge flours aimed at diversifying diets of consumers have been launched in Kenya and Uganda ...

Second Workshop of the CIAT-Agrosavia Colombian Forage Network

Second Workshop of the CIAT-Agrosavia Colombian Forage Network
The second meeting of the Colombian Forage Network was held on 5–6 September 2018 at the Nataima Research Center located in Espinal, Tolima department, where advances made by the CIAT-Agrosavia project were showcased ...
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Interactive Stories

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

On the trail of ancient treasure in Peru
What he’s looking for is something more ancient than the Incas, and potentially more valuable than all their silver and gold ...
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On the trail of ancient treasure in Peru

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?

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