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Photo by Neil Palmer (CIAT). Silvopastoral livestock systems in Colombia's southwestern Cauca Department.

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The changing climate and the need to feed a growing world population is putting significant strains on food production systems globally and solutions are required to enhance agricultural production in a sustainable way. By addressing the water needs and heat ...

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Building the autonomy of Quilombola communities in Brazil

Building the autonomy of Quilombola communities in Brazil
CIAT, along with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and local implementing partner the Amazon Conservation Team (ECAM), is contributing to the collective establishment of the Quilombola Fund. A fund conceived following a commitment by the mining company Mineraçӑo Rio Norte, whose activities take place in the Quilombola ...

£5.3m joint investment to support sustainable food production in Latin America

Photo by Neil Palmer (CIAT). Silvopastoral livestock systems in Colombia's southwestern Cauca Department.
The changing climate and the need to feed a growing world population is putting significant strains on food production systems globally and solutions are required to enhance agricultural production in a sustainable way. By addressing the water needs and heat tolerance of crops as well as the impact of livestock ...

The champion who evaluates and maps soils to grow cacao

The champion who evaluates and maps soils to grow cacao
Since June, 2018, Mayesse Da Silva, Soil Scientist at CIAT, has been working with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and USDA-FAS on the characterization and detailed mapping of cacao soils in Colombia under the “Cacao for Peace (CfP)” program ...

Jefferson Valencia is Awarded a Fellowship to attend Purdue University

Jefferson Valencia is Awarded a Fellowship to attend Purdue University
CIAT is proud! Jefferson Valencia, young scientist from the Agroecosystems and Sustainable Landscapes (ASL) area at CIAT, was awarded a Borlaug fellowship and will attend Purdue University in Indiana, United States, to pursue an internship to implement a hydrological assessment based on GIS (Geographic Information Systems) to optimize cacao production ...

How we are contributing in Asia with the Zero Draft of the Voluntary Guidelines on Food Systems and Nutrition

How we are contributing in Asia with the Zero Draft of the Voluntary Guidelines on Food Systems and Nutrition
Together with stakeholders from different countries in Asia, Country Coordination and Engagement Unit of Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH CCE) in Vietnam participated in CFS Regional Consultation on Food systems and Nutrition for Asia and the Pacific held in Bangkok on 25-26 July 2019 and contributed ...

“We are receiving a free subsidy from nature, but it will not continue indefinitely” – Louis Verchot

“We are receiving a free subsidy from nature, but it will not continue indefinitely” – Louis Verchot
“Many findings are important for us and for policy makers around the world. The report shows that land is both a source and a sink of greenhouse gases. Currently, land absorbs 22% of our greenhouse gas emissions and such absorption has increased as our emissions have increased. Therefore, we are ...

Artificial intelligence helps banana growers protect the world’s most favorite fruit

Artificial intelligence helps banana growers protect the world’s most favorite fruit
Using artificial intelligence, scientists created an easy-to-use tool to detect banana diseases and pests. With an average 90 percent success rate in detecting a pest or a disease, the tool can help farmers avoid millions of dollars in losses ...

Heat-tolerant wild beans tapped to breed commercial beans for hotter climates

Heat-tolerant wild beans tapped to breed commercial beans for hotter climates
Using the genetic traits of a wild bean species, CIAT and the Crop Trust are breeding heat-tolerant common beans to benefit farmers in Latin America and Africa ...

Preparing Ghanaian cocoa farmers for changing climate conditions

Preparing Ghanaian cocoa farmers for changing climate conditions
CIAT collaborates with CocoaLink to help young farmers mitigate the negative effects of climate change through digital maps. Get critical information on cocoa and agricultural tips by downloading CocoaLink mobile application ...

Partnerships accelerating gains towards food security

Partnerships accelerating gains towards food security
Towards the end July, National Agricultural Research Systems (NARS) representatives from eight countries in Sub Saharan Africa and South Asia converged in Tanzania to take stock of the concluding Tropical Legumes project that has been going on for the past 12 years. The Tropical legumes (TL) project was in three ...

Fernando Correa passes the baton to María Fernanda Álvarez

Fernando Correa passes the baton to María Fernanda Álvarez
After four years at CIAT as the leader of the Rice Program, Fernando Correa passes the baton to María Fernanda Álvarez, the new leader, as of August 12. Here is a piece of his story ...

What do you mean the hamburger isn’t all that American?

What do you mean the hamburger isn’t all that American?
Scientists and graphic designers are joining forces to strengthen the communication power of research through attractive, informative, and even surprising visuals ...
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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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