Sustainable Food Futures
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.
Over 80% of the Latin American population now lives in urban areas. Many of them are poor and have limited access to healthy food at affordable prices.
When we published about the increasing homogeneity in global food supplies, we hadn’t yet found a good way to make the underlying national level data readily visible to interested readers. This is why the publication of our new Changing Global Diet website is exciting. It provides interactive visuals for 152 countries over the past 50 years. We that hope you enjoy your investigations through time. Perhaps you can tell us where you think the changing global diet is headed.
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 that Cameroonians officially consume the greatest variety of food crops, or that the global average diet looks a lot like what Cape Verdeans eat every day? These are just some of the nuggets you can explore in a new interactive website on the status and trends of the global diet.
As global development objectives increasingly call for interdisciplinary action to respond to gender, policy, and community needs, CIAT through CCAFS and Humidtropics used Participatory Video with groups of Nicaraguan rural women and youth to promote inclusive agricultural research for development.
Capacity building on LINK and Value Chain for Nutrition in Normandy, France, in September 2016 (ACF-CIAT).
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.
As part of the initiative Cocoa for Peace, CIAT’s research team Linking Farmers to Markets (LFM), Purdue University, and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) visited cocoa-growing areas in northern Cauca, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, and various municipalities in the Santander department, among others.
With this latest shipment, the Center reached its goal of sending 90% of its bean and forages collections by 2016 for safekeeping in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, Norway.
It just so happens that today – World Food Day 2016 – coincides with the 10th anniversary of CIAT signing The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture.
About Sustainable Food Futures
Food security is not enough to ensure a healthy future. We need new food production and distribution systems that ensure everyone has access to varied, nutritious foods produced with a minimal environmental footprint. From genes to beans to market chains to food waste, CIAT is helping shape the vision of a sustainable food system.
Agricultural Economist, Decision and Policy Analysis Research Area