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 change while maintaining our focus on impact at global, regional, national, and
CIAT and CCAFS update the Data Management Support, providing users with relevant resources, fast.
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.
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.
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.
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 get full product traceability, farmers receive agronomic advice based on what they enter into the app, and researchers obtain access to important data which can help them develop insights that can inform policy and decisionmaking.
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: zero hunger (SDG 2), clean water and sanitation (SDG 6), sustainable cities and communities (SDG 11), climate action (SDG 13), and life on land (SDG 15).
With the aim of measuring greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in real time, CIAT carried out the first training in the Eddy Covariance system under the project “Ecological Productivity Management Information System in Colombia (EcoProMIS)”.
Promotion of good productive practices through sustainable incentives and strengthening of green business models in two Conservation Corridors of the USAID Natural Wealth Program in the dry tropical forest.
Threat of cassava mosaic disease, strengthening resilience to climate disasters, dominate conversations between CIAT and Vietnam agricultural institutions
Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) officially renewed this week their scientific cooperation in agriculture and rural development, in a signing ceremony held at the Ministry’s national headquarters in Hanoi. The MOU marks the expansion of the MARD-CIAT collaborative agenda that will now seek to: increase crop and livestock productivity, improve quality of food and nutrition among Vietnamese food producers and consumers, improve management of the country’s natural resources, and to strengthen resilience of Vietnamese farmers, including against climate-induced natural disasters.