Latin America and the Caribbean
CIAT, in collaboration with Rothamsted Research, are looking for mechanisms to measure soil quality in a simple way and at a lower cost, so that they can be used by farmers themselves to evaluate the effect of different varieties of tropical forages and their management on the health of your own soil.
In an op-ed published on Devex, Augusto Castro-Nuñez, Marcela Quintero, Matthias Jäger and Mark Lundy propose an approach that goes beyond transforming supply chains to achieve zero deforestation and low-carbon development.
For International Women’s Day, CIAT presents a series of opinion pieces where some of its female researchers share their views and stories about how they are empowering women and men in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
Agrosilvopastoral systems, an alternative for ecological intensification and sustainability of livestock farming in Caquetá
The main objective of the Sustainable Amazonian Landscapes project (SAL) is to provide national environmental authorities and local farmers in Colombia and Peru science-based evidence that improves their capacity to mitigate and adapt to climate change, while improving the environmental services and socioeconomic benefits for the farmers.
A research carried out in the Animal Nutrition Laboratories of CIAT studied forages that improve animal productivity and reduce methane emissions in two municipalities in central Nicaragua.
We have prepared a policy brief highlighting our findings and recommendations regarding the effect of the Fair Trade Certified in the livelihoods and empowerment of coffee farm workers in large farms, and independent smallholder producers
Seven different themes were identified by CIAT and CATIE (Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center) as possible areas of joint work in the Central American region, among which the following stand out: germplasm, cacao, coffee, sustainable livestock raising, climate change, access to markets, and Initiative 20×20.
In this commentary first published on Mongabay, Augusto Castro responds to views that armed conflict was essentially beneficial for Colombian forests.
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.
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)