To address all the SDG’s, we’re going to need to think like farmers. That means taking a systems approach that includes all kinds of agro-ecological farm systems. This mantra echoed through all the sessions at the Ecosystem Services Partnership Conference: Ecosystem Services for SDGs in Africa. Goals, 2, 5, 6, and 15 were in the spotlight, and to meet them, we have to think broadly and holistically.
Four solutions lie in how we farm our food and treat our landscapes: this session aims to throw light on some of the tools that can tackle climate change head-on. During this session, we called on the audience at the Global Landscape Forum, an event at the 22nd...
The Conference of Latin American and Caribbean Ecosystem Services: Healthy Ecosystems for Resilient Societies, which took place at the CIAT headquarters in Palmira, Valle del Cauca, from October 18 to 21.
The CIAT team will present nine research posters at the Tropentag 2016 conference in Vienna, Austria, themed: “Solidarity in a competing world – fair use of resources,” from September 18 – 21.
Last July, CIAT´s tropical forages and soils laboratories opened their doors to students from the University of the Amazon in Colombia’s Caquetá Department, giving them the opportunity to strengthen their capacity in the use of diverse tools and techniques.
This blog, co-authored by Saurabh Arora, was first published on the STEPS Centre website. Sustainable Intensification (SI) promises more food from the same amount of land, while minimizing pressure on the environment. In Sub-Saharan Africa, considerable research and...
Sessions at this week's Africa Agriculture Science Week this week (June 13-17) in Kigali included discussion on the potential of livestock forages to boost farm production and sequester carbon. At night, Rwanda’s capital Kigali is a sparkling carpet of lights. Yet the...
By Lulseged Tamene When farmers in Ethiopia’s Tigray province made a desert bloom again, their efforts inspired hundreds of farmers to do the same, attracting global attention. The experience successful farmers have gained in restoring degraded land is impressive. But...
“Healthy ecosystems for resilient societies” is the theme chosen for the First Latin American Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP) Conference to take place in CIAT Headquarters, at Palmira, Colombia, on 18–21 October 2016.
Our highest level global agreements are so urgent that it’s difficult to image how we will even agree on measuring them before their deadlines arrive. We have prepared a policy brief outlining how methods innovated by CIAT researchers and partners can be used as indicators for SDG target 2.5, Aichi target 13, etc.
About Ecosystem Action
We all depend on complex forces of nature to provide soil, water and pollinators to help us produce food. CIAT is working to help conserve the integrity of these vital ecosystem services, and give them the recognition and, where necessary, the protection they require.
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