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CIAT Strategy refreshed for 2018–2020

CIAT Strategy refreshed for 2018–2020

In the five years that have passed since CIAT’s current strategy (2014–2020)1 was prepared, we have embraced new initiatives such as sustainable food systems, big data, and land restoration. We have also incorporated into our agenda the mandates of the ...

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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 ...

CIAT researchers presented during Agriculture, Nutrition & Health (ANH) Academy week

CIAT researchers presented during Agriculture, Nutrition & Health (ANH) Academy week
Elise Talsma (Wageningen University) and Diana Carolina Lopera (CIAT), two members of the CIAT team awardee of one of IMMANA (Innovative Methods and Metrics for Agriculture and Nutrition Action) grants, took part in the 3rd Annual Agriculture, Nutrition & Health (ANH) Academy Week, in Accra, Ghana ...

Can we actually measure resilience?

Can we actually measure resilience?
Resilience is a concept that is being applied to many different domains, from infrastructure’s response to extreme events to a child facing domestic violence. “Is there a common unit of resilience, relevant to all those different cases?” was the question behind a study recently published in the journal Earth’s Future ...

CIAT Strategy refreshed for 2018–2020

CIAT Strategy refreshed for 2018–2020
In the five years that have passed since CIAT’s current strategy (2014–2020)1 was prepared, we have embraced new initiatives such as sustainable food systems, big data, and land restoration. We have also incorporated into our agenda the mandates of the UN Sustainable Development Goals2 and the Paris Agreement on climate ...

Relevant data management support when you need it: The CIAT-CCAFS Data Management Support Pack

Relevant data management support when you need it: The CIAT-CCAFS Data Management Support Pack
CIAT and CCAFS update the Data Management Support, providing users with relevant resources, fast ...

When understanding drivers of food systems becomes a planetary priority

When understanding drivers of food systems becomes a planetary priority
This analysis will be one of the very first one of this kind conducted at the global level. The results will potentially have huge implications for policy and decision-makers at both national and international levels ...

Only tortillas and beans

Only tortillas and beans
CIAT is working closely with the University of Florida and is implementing a research project on intra-household (or domestic) nutritional decision-making dynamics in rural households in Guatemala, as part of an IMMANA Grant funded by UK Aid ...

PABRA increases its collection of documents on CGSpace by 49%

PABRA increases its collection of documents on CGSpace by 49%
CIAT Information Management Services team provided support for PABRA to create and complete the PABRA community of information resources on CGSpace. The joint effort made it possible for the PABRA community to increase on CGSPACE by 49% in 2018, from 216 to 321 documents available in full text ...

Aligning needs with solutions: Data-driven agricultural innovation for Vietnam’s farmers

Aligning needs with solutions: Data-driven agricultural innovation for Vietnam’s farmers
A mobile phone application that receives data from farmers is being piloted in Vietnam. Data coming from each farm will be entered as a quick response – QR – product code, which can relay to consumers, at point-of-sale, some information regarding the product’s environmental footprint. It's a win-win-win situation: consumers ...

FAO and CIAT launch Asia-Pacific partnership for climate-resilient agri-food systems

FAO and CIAT launch Asia-Pacific partnership for climate-resilient agri-food systems
The Food and Agriculture Organization and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) formally launched an Asia-Pacific partnership workplan at a forum hosted by FAO’s Regional Office in Bangkok on July 12th. Through this partnership, FAO and CIAT envision to contribute to Asia-Pacific countries’ achievement of SDGs including those for: ...
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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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