Latin America and the Caribbean
More than 300 actors, including technicians and decision makers from six departments in western Honduras (Copán, Intibucá, Lempira, La Paz, Ocotepeque, and Santa Bárbara), have benefited from the Honduras Water platform [Agua de Honduras], co-developed by CIAT’s Agroecosystems and Sustainable Landscapes (ASL) and Decision and Policy Analysis (DAPA) research areas.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) authors will meet in Cali, Colombia, on 11-15 February 2019 to make final preparations for the special report on Climate Change and Land to be released later this year.
Navigating coverage of climate change and agriculture: CIAT and partners host webinars for journalists this February
During a series of webinars on climate change and agriculture, a global team of scientific experts will discuss tools journalists can use to help better convey how climate change and agriculture are intricately linked.
How much progress are we making in land restoration? CIAT scientists evaluate this progress by looking at 154 projects in Latin America and the Caribbean
Countries have ambitious land-restoration goals, including Initiative 20×20, which aims to restore 20 million hectares in Latin America by 2020. CIAT’s Lou Verchot and colleagues are evaluating the progress in restoration across the region.
Most comprehensive climate-smart agriculture study to date charts strengths, weaknesses and barriers to adoption in effort to unlock investment.
This new roadmap explains CIAT’s primary research themes: food systems, agroecosystems and landscapes and climate resilience for agriculture.
A few years ago, Elena Patricia Ulloa and Jesús Velasco took a hard look at their small dairy farm and decided things needed to improve. So they got involved with their local farmers association, took on some debt to invest in their farm, and undertook a slow transformation of their tiny operation.
She was born on the farm, grew up there, and today she is a prosperous tomato producer, but not just any tomato! It is an organic tomato produced in a sustainable way and adapted to the temperate climate of her region.
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
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.
CIAT in Latin America
Through our work in one of the most ecologically and agriculturally diverse regions on the planet, we aim to ensure that the whole world benefits from agricultural innovations developed in Latin America and the Caribbean.
With its wealth of natural resources, wide pool of human talent, and strong record of technological innovation, the region has great potential for restoring degraded lands, achieving sustainable agricultural development, and strengthening global food security.
South America and the Caribbean Regional Coordinator
Central America Coordinator (Managua)