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Subnational climate-smart agriculture (CSA) action planning: Lessons learned with Veronica Ndetu, head of the Climate Change Unit of the Ministry of Agriculture

Subnational climate-smart agriculture (C...

Climate-smart agriculture (CSA) is the proposed approach in the face of climate variability. The government of Kenya, through the Ministry of Agriculture, is playing an active role in advocating for the uptake of CSA both nationally and subnationally ...

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CIAT Champion of Open Science: Leroy Mwanzia

CIAT Champion of Open Science: Leroy Mwanzia
Throughout his university studies at Africa Nazarene University, where he studied computer science (B.S. degree), Leroy Mwanzia focused on only one thing: software development. So great was his passion that, after graduating, he turned down a computer networking opportunity at East Africa Breweries Limited and instead opted to become a ...

Subnational climate-smart agriculture (CSA) action planning: Lessons learned with Veronica Ndetu, head of the Climate Change Unit of the Ministry of Agriculture

Subnational climate-smart agriculture (CSA) action planning: Lessons learned with Veronica Ndetu, head of the Climate Change Unit of the Ministry of Agriculture
Climate-smart agriculture (CSA) is the proposed approach in the face of climate variability. The government of Kenya, through the Ministry of Agriculture, is playing an active role in advocating for the uptake of CSA both nationally and subnationally ...

Strengthening Partnerships for Agricultural Resilience in Africa

Strengthening Partnerships for Agricultural Resilience in Africa
Going forward, the UM6P and the Alliance between Bioversity International and CIAT will work to initiate cooperation in research, education, and outreach with the aim of contributing to the advancement of science to address the challenges of sustainable agricultural intensification globally ...

Multi-stakeholder Workshops for Food Systems Profiles at the A4NH Benchmark Sites along rural-urban transect in Vietnam

Multi-stakeholder Workshops for Food Systems Profiles at the A4NH Benchmark Sites along rural-urban transect in Vietnam
Following up a successful implementation of Partial Food Systems Baseline Assessment at the Vietnam Benchmark Sites in 2018 under Agriculture for Nutrition and Health program (A4NH), the food systems profile is a visualized and collaborative product led by International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) in collaboration with local authorities in ...

Bridging the gap between CSA knowledge and action: Unlocking opportunities to the implementation gap

Bridging the gap between CSA knowledge and action: Unlocking opportunities to the implementation gap
Over the years, Kenya has produced many development policies that have created an enabling environment to address poverty, food security, economic, social, and climate change issues. This puts our country among the top with robust policy and legal instruments that support national growth. In particular, recognizing the importance of climate ...

CIAT and partners fight cassava diseases in Southeast Asia with new project

CIAT and partners fight cassava diseases in Southeast Asia with new project
Along with the support of numerous partners across the region, CIAT has put together and ambitious research project titled “Establishing sustainable solutions to cassava diseases in mainland Southeast Asia”. This project was commissioned by the Australian Center for International Agriculture Research (ACIAR) for four years with a total investment of ...

Pan-Africa Bean Research Alliance co-winner of US$1 million Al-Sumait prize

Pan-Africa Bean Research Alliance          co-winner of US$1 million Al-Sumait prize
The Pan-Africa Bean Research Alliance (PABRA) was awarded the 2019 edition of the US$1 million Al-Sumait Prize for African Development on November 25. PABRA, which is coordinated by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), shared the award with the Africa Rice Center, said the Al Sumait Prize Board of ...

Monitoring and Evaluation of the Partnership Platform for the Amazon through Social Network Analysis

Monitoring and Evaluation of the Partnership Platform for the Amazon through Social Network Analysis
Monitoring and periodic analysis of the network of past, present, and future relationships within and outside the Partnership Platform for the Amazon (PPA) are an important component of the overall PPA learning agenda. To implement the Social Network Analysis (SNA) monitoring of the Catalyzing and Learning Platforms and Partnerships for ...

For sustainable cacao farming in Colombia, going organic is not necessarily the only good answer

Miembros del equipo del Proyecto SLUS – Dr. Augusto Castro Núñez (segundo de izq. a der.), Jhon Jairo Hurtado (tercero de der. a izq.), Miguel Romero Sánchez (segundo de der. a izq.) y Grey Yohana Lozano (a la derecha) – hablaron con cacaoteros y un asesor técnico de Fedecacao en Caquetá y Cesar durante una visita reciente a los dos departamentos, ambos están dejando atrás el conflicto (Foto: Luis Solarte / CIPAV).
As noted in an analysis on the opportunities emerging from cacao production to contribute toward peace conducted by CIAT and Purdue University, cacao farmers in Colombia come in different forms. Some members of the International Climate Initiative (IKI)-funded Sustainable Land Use System (SLUS) Project team saw this reality for themselves ...

Brainstorming biodiversity monitoring

Consultation workshop to develop a biodiversity monitoring tool. Photos: Juliana Nogueira (Quartzo).
The outcomes will nurture new CIAT collaborations in Brazil and help us jointly build a biodiversity monitoring approach that can meet both CIAT’s and USAID’s objectives. Furthermore, the approach will be useful for other institutions specialized in biodiversity monitoring, as well as for the private sector as a way to ...

A plan to strengthen the agricultural sector in Colombia and help the region is underway

A plan to strengthen the agricultural sector in Colombia and help the region is underway
Agrosavia and the Bioversity-CIAT Alliance enter into a cooperation agreement. Plantain, banana, cocoa, pastures, restoration, circular farming, and Future Seeds are some of the research projects that will be strengthened in the next five years ...

We bid farewell to Alba Lucía Chaves

We bid farewell to Alba Lucía Chaves
This text is about a great scientist retiring from CIAT after working as a chemist at the Agrobiodiversity Area for 28 years. Here is the part of her life story spent in this beautiful campus ...
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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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