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Sustainable land use systems: A way to help achieve Colombia’s climate change mitigation and peacebuilding goals

Sustainable land use systems: A way to h...

Colombia has set ambitious targets to mitigate climate change and achieve stability. One promising approach to help achieve those simultaneously is designing and promoting sustainable land use systems that incorporate the views of all the stakeholders in the value chain ...

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Paula Paz, scientific talent for a greener world

Paula Paz, scientific talent for a greener world
Paula Paz, from CIAT's Decision and Policy Analysis (DAPA) and Agroecosystems and Sustainable Landscapes (ASL) research areas, has worked for two years with governments in Latin America to increase the adoption of Terra-i, a tool for monitoring changes in plant cover that was developed by CIAT researchers and colleagues ...

Sustainable land use systems: A way to help achieve Colombia’s climate change mitigation and peacebuilding goals

Sustainable land use systems: A way to help achieve Colombia’s climate change mitigation and peacebuilding goals
Colombia has set ambitious targets to mitigate climate change and achieve stability. One promising approach to help achieve those simultaneously is designing and promoting sustainable land use systems that incorporate the views of all the stakeholders in the value chain ...

Digital extension – a hot topic for 2019

Digital extension – a hot topic for 2019
This webinar is intended to kick-start this new debate by walking participants through three of the most exciting/groundbreaking CGIAR initiatives. Guest speakers from CIMMYT, ICRISAT and IRRI will present and discuss how they are engaging with digital extension and share their perspectives and lessons learned for this emerging sector ...

Dramatic rainfall changes for key crops expected even with reduced greenhouse gas emissions

Dramatic rainfall changes for key crops expected even with reduced greenhouse gas emissions
By 2040, rainfall on wheat, soybean, rice and maize will have changed, even if Paris Agreement emissions targets are met. Projections show parts of Europe, Africa, the Americas and Australia will be drier, while the tropics and north will be wetter ...

USAID and NASA Harnessing Technology for Development in the Amazon

USAID and NASA Harnessing Technology for Development in the Amazon
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) today announced a five-year project that will use satellite imagery to address environment and development challenges across the Amazon Basin ...

María Elker Montoya, champion creator of method to fight Rice Hoja Blanca Virus

María Elker Montoya, champion creator of method to fight Rice Hoja Blanca Virus
María, who started her career as a Research Assistant at the Latin American Fund for Irrigated Rice (FLAR, its Spanish initials) and is currently a member of the Phenotyping Platform team at CIAT, developed a method to establish different stages of infection in plants, and thus meet the increasing challenge ...

The new version of Tropical Forages selection tool is almost done!

The new version of Tropical Forages selection tool is almost done!
Experts in tropical forages meet in Konigstein, Germany to discuss, test functions and design the new Tropical Forages Selection Tool v.2 on a revamped website page and new mobile app ...

Celebrating women in science

Celebrating women in science
Join us in celebrating the International Day of Women and Girls in Science! On this occasion Bioversity International and CIAT feature some of our very own women scientists working to promote and safeguard agrobiodiversity, and improve food systems ...

Inter-institutional team tackles Honduras’s water crisis

Inter-institutional team tackles Honduras’s water crisis
More than 300 actors, including technicians and decision makers from six departments in western Honduras (Copán, Intibucá, Lempira, La Paz, Ocotepeque, and Santa Bárbara), have benefited from the Honduras Water platform [Agua de Honduras], co-developed by CIAT’s Agroecosystems and Sustainable Landscapes (ASL) and Decision and Policy Analysis (DAPA) research areas ...

Preparing cocoa production for an unknown future

Preparing cocoa production for an unknown future
The major challenge for the cocoa sector remains how to coordinate better, change incentive structures in commercial and political relationships rapidly and at sufficient scale to get in front of the projected impacts from climate change. Without successful collective action, the widespread establishment of resilient cocoa systems able to thrive ...

IPCC authors meet in Colombia for final stages of Climate Change and Land report

IPCC authors meet in Colombia for final stages of Climate Change and Land report
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) authors will meet in Cali, Colombia, on 11-15 February 2019 to make final preparations for the special report on Climate Change and Land to be released later this year ...

Navigating coverage of climate change and agriculture: CIAT and partners host webinars for journalists this February

Navigating coverage of climate change and agriculture: CIAT and partners host webinars for journalists this February
During a series of webinars on climate change and agriculture, a global team of scientific experts will discuss tools journalists can use to help better convey how climate change and agriculture are intricately linked ...
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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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