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IPCC authors meet in Colombia for final stages of Climate Change and Land report

IPCC authors meet in Colombia for final ...

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 ...

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The new version of Tropical Forages selection tool is almost done!

The new version of Tropical Forages selection tool is almost done!
Experts in tropical forages meet in Konigstein, Germany to discuss, test functions and design the new Tropical Forages Selection Tool v.2 on a revamped website page and new mobile app ...

Celebrating women in science

Celebrating women in science
Join us in celebrating the International Day of Women and Girls in Science! On this occasion Bioversity International and CIAT feature some of our very own women scientists working to promote and safeguard agrobiodiversity, and improve food systems ...

Inter-institutional team tackles Honduras’s water crisis

Inter-institutional team tackles Honduras’s water crisis
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 ...

Preparing cocoa production for an unknown future

Preparing cocoa production for an unknown future
The major challenge for the cocoa sector remains how to coordinate better, change incentive structures in commercial and political relationships rapidly and at sufficient scale to get in front of the projected impacts from climate change. Without successful collective action, the widespread establishment of resilient cocoa systems able to thrive ...

IPCC authors meet in Colombia for final stages of Climate Change and Land report

IPCC authors meet in Colombia for final stages of Climate Change and Land report
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

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 ...

Cattle urine’s planet-warming power can be curtailed with land restoration

Cattle urine’s planet-warming power can be curtailed with land restoration
When cow urine falls on degraded land, it releases far more nitrous oxide – a potent greenhouse gas – than when absorbed by healthy pasture. The findings show additional benefits of landscape restoration and conservation ...

CIAT influences more than half a billion dollars of investment in rural development in Asia and Africa

CIAT influences more than half a billion dollars of investment in rural development in Asia and Africa
Over the last six months, a team of researchers from CIAT’s Sustainable Food Systems initiative has worked intensively with IFAD to improve the impact of rural development projects in five countries in Asia and Africa ...

Using genome diversity for the environment, livelihoods and tropical grasslands

Using genome diversity for the environment, livelihoods and tropical grasslands
Our project is designed to supplement and accelerate breeding by exploiting wide biodiversity and the latest cost-efficient, genomic technologies, leading via improvements in forage grasses, to increased food security, reduction of rural poverty, and efficient, sustainable use of land as pasture ...

“Green manure” cover crops – why they deserve a second chance

CIAT scientist Birthe Paul listening to farmers explaining their experience with GMCCs
What goes around comes around! Green manure cover crops – or GMCCs, as we affectionately call them – have some history. The idea to grow plants that protect the soil and improve its fertility dates back some two to three decades at least, if not centuries ...

CLEANED training take two: Kenya

CLEANED training take two: Kenya
The second CLEANED training occurred Nov. 21-23. Similar to the previous training in Rwanda, the participants were personnel from the livestock sectors, this time from Ethiopia and Kenya ...

CLEANED training kicked off in Kigali Rwanda

Kick of CLEANED meeting in Kigali Rwanda
A training on the CLEANED tool was conducted in Rwanda to strengthen technical capacity for agriculture stakeholders and for them to use this tool for improved decision making in the agriculture development sector with a focus on livestock systems ...
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Interactive Stories

Five surprising ways people’s diets have changed over the past 50 years
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 ...
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Five surprising ways people’s diets have changed over the past 50 years

On the trail of ancient treasure in Peru
What he’s looking for is something more ancient than the Incas, and potentially more valuable than all their silver and gold ...
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On the trail of ancient treasure in Peru

Cassava: Subsistence Crop or Trendy Commodity?
When many people hear the word cassava, they immediately think of a subsistence crop. Is this really the case? It depends on who you ask ...
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Cassava: Subsistence Crop or Trendy Commodity?

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