Sustainable Food Futures
First Study Shows Eating High-Iron Beans Improves Memory and Attention Span in Female University Students in Rwanda
Eating beans bred to contain higher iron can boost memory and attention span in female university students in Rwanda, the study shows. Policy makers could consider including iron-biofortified beans as part of national strategies to overhaul food systems on the continent.
Dr. Augusto Castro explains the relationship between promoting peace, conserving forests, and achieving sustainable food production. An op-ed published on Devex.
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.
Researcher at CIAT, used household-level surveys and data at the municipal level to assess the potential for integration of forest carbon storage and peace-building efforts in Colombia. The results are now online.
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.
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.
Senior Researcher & Theme Leader of Sustainable Food Systems