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#1 Making climate-smart agriculture the norm, by Ana María Loboguerrero, Latin America Regional Program leader, CCAFS

#3 The changing face of agri-entrepreneurs in Asia, by Dindo Campilan, Regional Director, Asia

#2 Restoring land and livelihoods: a call for public and private sectors, by Louis Verchot, Director, Soils and Landscapes for Sustainability (SoiLS) Research Area

#4 Why healthy cities depend on vibrant countrysides

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Five surprising ways people’s diets have...

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 that Cameroonians officially consume the greatest variety of food crops, or ...

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What we don’t know about John Miles

This article is about John Miles, a brilliant scientist, who is retiring from CIAT after working as a plant breeder in the tropical forages program for 37 years ...

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 that Cameroonians officially consume the greatest variety of food crops, or that the global average diet looks a lot like what ...

The Quesungual Agroforestry System Takes Root in Nicaragua

Farmers in the Dry Corridor of Central America are using the Quesungual agroforestry system to maintain or increase their maize and bean yields, while improving ecosystem services and resilience ...

Sustainable Amazonian Landscapes – A project that advances leaving a sustainable footprint

The Sustainable Amazonian Landscapes Project (SAL), from the Decision and Policy Analysis (DAPA) Research Area (DAPA) at CIAT, which brings together scientists from other research areas such as Soil Health and the Forages research team, started the new year with its third annual meeting to follow up on activities carried ...

CIAT-Cirad-Embrapa rice researchers meet in Goiania to strengthen collaboration

On March 20th to 22nd, a meeting was held at Embrapa Rice and Beans Research Center (CNPAF) in Goiania, Brazil, to strengthen the rice breeding alliance among CIAT, Cirad and Embrapa ...

Impact of Climate Change on Tea Production in Malawi – Review of a Workshop

Over the past few years, the Malawi tea industry has seen a decrease in production mainly because of erratic rainfall, which has led to either floods or droughts ...

Fair Trade Coffee’s Aftertaste

The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) conducted the research project “Measuring and assessing impacts of Fair Trade for All on farmers, farmworkers, and the overall Fair Trade market system.” After the third year of the project, we analyzed the data collected to assess the impact of certification on farmworkers’ ...

Join the internal activities to celebrate CIAT’s 50th anniversary

Fifty years of CIAT. Five decades of collective enthusiasm to improve farmers’ livelihoods and food security in the tropics. Everyone at CIAT has been involved in the goal of advancing each day in fulfilling the institutional mission, some take longer, others less. Now it’s time to celebrate together. For this ...

Big Data Platform, a path to improving decision making for smallholder farmers

The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) will lead CGIAR’s Platform for Big Data in Agriculture, whose objective is to take advantage of the capacities of big data to accelerate and boost the impact of international agricultural research and foster equitable rural ...

Carlos Jara, a Chilean with a CIAT passport and nationality

Now, Jarita, as he is known by his friends and colleagues, is retiring from the Center after working in the Bean Program and specifically in the Pathology Laboratory, where one of his greatest achievements was defining the differential kinds of angular leaf spot disease, which served to identify resistance genes ...

An Altmetric milestone

CIAT's 2016 publication Origins of food crops connect countries worldwide has hit a major Altmetric milestone! It has become the highest-scoring output ever for its publisher, Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences ...

Hans Rosling, an intellectual beacon who also illuminated CIAT

Foto por Georgina Smith. CIAT.
The spotlight of fame shone on Dr. Rosling in 2006, when he presented his first, and legendary TED Talk titled, “The best stats you’ve ever seen,” where, through analytical data, he questions the myths around developing countries. But Rosling was already recognized in the scientific world much earlier for his ...
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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

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?

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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