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How much progress are we making in land restoration? CIAT scientists evaluate this progress by looking at 154 projects in Latin America and the Caribbean

How much progress are we making in land ...

Countries have ambitious land-restoration goals, including Initiative 20x20, which aims to restore 20 million hectares in Latin America by 2020. CIAT’s Lou Verchot and colleagues are evaluating the progress in restoration across the region ...

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How much progress are we making in land restoration? CIAT scientists evaluate this progress by looking at 154 projects in Latin America and the Caribbean

How much progress are we making in land restoration? CIAT scientists evaluate this progress by looking at 154 projects in Latin America and the Caribbean
Countries have ambitious land-restoration goals, including Initiative 20x20, which aims to restore 20 million hectares in Latin America by 2020. CIAT’s Lou Verchot and colleagues are evaluating the progress in restoration across the region ...

Origin of asymmetry: a webinar on the need for standards in data-driven services for agriculture

Origin of asymmetry: a webinar on the need for standards in data-driven services for agriculture
Last Friday 23rd of November, the CoP hosted the webinar called “Origin of asymmetry: a webinar on the need for standards in data-driven services for agriculture” tweaking the title of Muse’s famous album and in reference to the issue of asymmetry of information in the emerging market of digital services ...

Transforming food systems under a changing climate: building consensus on action

Transforming food systems under a changing climate: building consensus on action
The debate on agriculture in UN climate change negotiations is shifting from setting the agenda towards building consensus on an action plan. The Agriculture Advantage 2.0 event series at COP24 seeks to inform priorities for action ...

Simple steps to climate-proof farms have big potential upside for tropical farmers

Simple steps to climate-proof farms have big potential upside for tropical farmers
Climate-smart agriculture boosts yields, mitigates extreme weather and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. A study in Central America, Africa and Asia points to profitable opportunities for farmers and the environment ...

World Bank and CIAT launch global analysis of climate-smart agriculture in 33 countries

World Bank and CIAT launch global analysis of climate-smart agriculture in 33 countries
Most comprehensive climate-smart agriculture study to date charts strengths, weaknesses and barriers to adoption in effort to unlock investment ...

A Roadmap for Latin America and the Caribbean

A Roadmap for Latin America and the Caribbean
This new roadmap explains CIAT’s primary research themes: food systems, agroecosystems and landscapes and climate resilience for agriculture ...

Wild coffee plants, Christmas trees and chocolate’s tree are surprisingly poorly protected

Wild coffee plants, Christmas trees and chocolate's tree are surprisingly poorly protected
Urgent action is needed to protect thousands of useful wild plants, according to new research; the data strongly suggest international conservation targets for 2020 will not be met — even for ‘commonplace’ wild plants ...

Is my social protection programme ‘shock-responsive’ or ‘adaptive’?

Is my social protection programme ‘shock-responsive’ or ‘adaptive’?
What is adaptive social protection? How does it differ from shock responsive social protection? Why does it matter? These were some of the questions we’ve been asked over the past three years while working with governments in the Sahel to help set up their adaptive social protection programmes ...

Future Seeds: all of us are guardians of crop diversity

Future Seeds: all of us are guardians of crop diversity
It’s true: construction has started on “Seeds of the Future,” CIAT’s new germplasm bank, and last Friday, all the HQ staff received an invitation that promised to turn us into the “guardians of crop diversity.” The expectations were great and so was the attendance at the event. Kellogg auditorium was ...

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 ...
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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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