Latin America and the Caribbean
The Partners for the Amazon platform was launch was last December 6 and 7 in Manaus, Brazil. The platform will provide its members a space to share and learn from experiences in social and environmental corporate responsibility.
A recently published study indicates the extent that farmers in Colombia’s Cauca Department use improved cassava varieties. The research has also led to a discovery of new varieties of this staple crop.
At COP23, Dr. Julian Ramirez and Dr. Daniel Jimenez received one of the prizes of the coveted 2017 Momentum for Change Lighthouse Activities.
CIAT will remain an ally in the advancement of Colombia, and we will continue working together: President Santos
Palabras del Presidente Juan Manuel Santos en la celebración de los 50 años del Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical.
Sylvia Pineda, a member of the internal communications team at CIAT, visited the Central American regional office in Managua, Nicaragua, on October 16-20. During her visit, topics related to the work carried out by the internal communications team, its achievements, and future prospects for the region were discussed.
The Amazon Vision Program, an initiative of the Colombian government, with the support of the Governments of Norway, United Kingdom and Germany, seeks to promote a new model of development in the Amazon that will improve the living conditions of its inhabitants through productive alternatives that do not cause deforestation to the already battered forest.
CIAT scientists are working to improve cassava, rice, and beans using revolutionary “molecular scissors.” in a bid to not only boost yields but also address human consumption issues.
A CIAT and CCAFS project on climate services has been selected as one of the 2017 Momentum for Change Lighthouse Activities.
During peacetime, a sound strategy for saving Colombian forests? A new study points to collective land titling
Dr. Augusto Castro and his research partners propose a model that sheds light on what may cause deforestation in Colombia to continue following the 2016 peace accord.
Ana Maria Loboguerrero Rodriguez, CCAFS Regional Program Leader for Latin America, explains what climate-smart villages are, and what makes them a unique model for improving the lives of smallholder farmers.
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 achieving sustainable agricultural development as well as for strengthening global food security.
South America and the Caribbean Regional Coordinator
Central America Coordinator (Managua)