Latin America and the Caribbean
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.
Climate change could reduce the suitability of lands for growing coffee in Latin America by as much as 88 percent by 2050, according to new research. Bees will take a hit too – but they could also be part of the solution
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.
A novel approach from Japan is being tested in CIAT fields with the goal of enabling rice farmers in Colombia and Latin America to make quick, wise, and exacting decisions about their crops based on real-time agricultural data.
What can the countries who are currently fighting to slow down deforestation and the degradation of their forests possibly have in common? A lot!
18th WOCAT Networking Meeting ‒ Promoting Sustainable Land Management and Meeting the Sustainable Development Goals Seventy percent of the world's available water resources are being used in agriculture, while 43% of degradation worldwide is caused by overgrazing....
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.
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)