The Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) Country Profile (CP) initiative is a series of publications containing a brief yet comprehensive overview of the agricultural context and challenges in each country through a climate-smart agriculture lens, and provides a snapshot...
At the Borlaug Dialogues Dr. Mercy Lung’aho talks about the importance of feeding our youth nutritious food for a more prosperous Africa.
Women play an important role in rural agriculture. This International Day of Rural Women, we visit two farmers in Ethiopia who are transforming their rural livelihoods and making a difference in their communities.
A consortium, including CIAT, is one step closer to reaching Ghana’s 800,000 cocoa producers to prevent what could be a threatening scenario for the industry in the coming decades.
Drought, pests and disease on the rise hit harvests in Zimbabwe
New research shows impressive productivity gains and use of improved bean varieties by farmers in Malawi.
More than 300 farmers, companies, extension agents and media attended a field day at the Agriculture Seed Agency (ASA) seed farm at Ngaramtoni in Arusha, Tanzania, to raise awareness among smallholder farmer about the value of planting improved bean varieties....
Ana Maria Loboguerrero Rodriguez, CCAFS Regional Program Leader for Latin America, explains what climate-smart villages are, and what makes them a unique model for improving the lives of smallholder farmers.
LFM team of CIAT and the EDC initiative of CTA just published a new policy brief that underlines the need of a new generation of farmer cooperatives to promote and facilitate the development of local and inclusive agribusiness in Africa.
This week, African Agribusiness Incubation Network (AAIN) Chief Executive Officer Dr. Alex Ariho, and Human and Institutional, Capacity Development Officer Dr. James Aucha, visited CIAT in Nairobi to sign a Memorandum of Understanding and discuss collaboration between...
CIAT in Africa
CIAT’s vision of the promise of tropical agriculture is especially relevant to sub-Saharan Africa. Nowhere does the well-being of so many people depend so much on a concerted effort to realize farming’s potential for reducing chronic hunger, opening pathways out of rural poverty, enhancing human nutrition, and improving the management of natural resources. CIAT works especially on the following topics:
- Eco-Efficient Smallholder Farming
- Bean Revolution
- Soils and Sustainable Development
- Feeding the Livestock Revolution