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Echo from the 18th Triennial Symposium of  the International Society for Tropical Root Crops (ISTRC)

Echo from the 18th Triennial Symposium o...

A total of 200 participants, 70 oral presentations, 170 scientific posters on display, two culinary demonstrations, more than a dozen specialized sessions, visits to laboratories and field trials from the cassava program at CIAT, a new president of the ISTRC, ...

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Echo from the 18th Triennial Symposium of the International Society for Tropical Root Crops (ISTRC)

Echo from the 18th Triennial Symposium of  the International Society for Tropical Root Crops (ISTRC)
A total of 200 participants, 70 oral presentations, 170 scientific posters on display, two culinary demonstrations, more than a dozen specialized sessions, visits to laboratories and field trials from the cassava program at CIAT, a new president of the ISTRC, and a touching award ceremony. These are some of the ...

Tackling Cassava Mosaic Disease in Southeast Asia

Tackling Cassava Mosaic Disease in Southeast Asia
This series of videos produced during the meeting held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on 18–20 September 2018, features these and other questions addressed by experts attending the meeting ...

This week is Open Access Week:Let’s celebrate!

This week is Open Access Week:Let’s celebrate!
The theme for OA week this year is "Designing Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge." It incidentally falls on the same year when the five-year transition period for the implementation of the CGIAR Open Access and Data Management policy comes to an end.The policy mandates for the broadest possible distribution of ...

Forage technologies to reduce the environmental impact of Colombian livestock production

Forage technologies to reduce the environmental impact of Colombian livestock production
Responding to the challenge of improving data collection and monitoring of tropical forages in Colombia, CIAT, in cooperation with the Universities of Glasgow, Bristol, Cauca, and Antioquia, developed working tools and methodologies for the collection, processing, and analysis of images ...

When immiscible becomes miscible

When immiscible becomes miscible
Linking efforts for reducing forest-based emissions with those for delivering peace is possible. We are examining under what conditions that is possible ...

Indicators of CIAT publications 2012-2017, science in figures

Indicators of CIAT publications 2012-2017, science in figures
Elizabeth Campillo, CIAT information and documentation analyst, recently presented a bibliometric study of CIAT publications from 2012 to 2017. Between this period, a total of 928 articles were published in peer-reviewed journals, representing an average of 155 articles per year ...

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 ...
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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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