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Central American countries learn to anticipate the future to plan for climate change

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One of the world’s most vulnerable regions to climate change is learning to get out of its straitjacket and explore its futures, although it still does not know them well ...

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CIAT will participate in Proficiency Tests from the National Metrology Institute

CIAT will participate in Proficiency Tests from the National Metrology Institute
The Analytical Services Laboratory (LSA, its Spanish initials), which is part of the Agroecosystems and Sustainable Landscapes (ASL) area at CIAT, was listed as eligible for funding to participate in Proficiency Tests carried out by the Colombian National Metrology Institute (INM) ...

Ricardo Hernández: a well-kept secret weapon residing in Vietnam

Ricardo Hernández: a well-kept secret weapon residing in Vietnam
Ricardo Hernández is a well-kept secret weapon laying in Vietnam office for the war against nutritional deficiencies. As part of the Sustainable Food System team under the Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) in Vietnam, his mission is helps us disassembling to comprehend the biggest and complex ...

Conservation agriculture: enhancing soil fauna richness and abundance in low-input systems: Examples from Kenya

Conservation agriculture: enhancing soil fauna richness and abundance in low-input systems: Examples from Kenya
Over the years, many discussions on the benefits of conservation agriculture vis-à-vis conventional tillage have been held. These have mainly focused on the associated soil physical and chemical benefits. However, on most occasions, little attention has focused on the benefits of practicing conservation agriculture for soil health. Indeed, for the ...

Central American countries learn to anticipate the future to plan for climate change

Central American countries learn to anticipate the future to plan for climate change
One of the world’s most vulnerable regions to climate change is learning to get out of its straitjacket and explore its futures, although it still does not know them well ...

CIAT and Partners Pursue Mitigation Actions for Colombian Livestock Production

CIAT and Partners Pursue Mitigation Actions for Colombian Livestock Production
CIAT held a workshop as part of the work on livestock production and environment funded by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), to reinforce knowledge on Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) on the livestock sector in Colombia, which includes silvopastoral systems ...

Christian Bunn: making science when uncertainty remains

Christian Bunn: making science when uncertainty remains
When Christian came to CIAT in 2010, he had no intention to stay. All he wanted, was to find out what climate change would do to tropical perennial crops and nobody seemed to have a good answer but CIAT’s DAPA research area had just published some innovative ideas how the ...

CIAT Showcases “Mbili Mbili” Technology at the NaneNane Festival in Tanzania

CIAT Showcases “Mbili Mbili” Technology at the NaneNane Festival in Tanzania
CIAT was at the NaneNane festival held in Thermi Show Ground Arusha Tanzania to showcase their Mbili Mbili technology. NaneNane, a Swahili name meaning “eight”, is an annual farmers’ festival held during the first eight days of August by the national government in collaboration with other actors in the agricultural sector.  ...

Make or Break: Can the Education System Help Spark Agricultural Transformation?

Make or Break: Can the Education System Help Spark Agricultural Transformation?
International Youth Day (IYD) an initiative by the United Nations, is commemorated yearly on 12 August to bring to the fore the youth’s pivotal role in accelerating progress towards global goals. In addition, the day is also meant to draw the attention of stakeholders and leaders to the pertinent challenges faced ...

Building the autonomy of Quilombola communities in Brazil

Building the autonomy of Quilombola communities in Brazil
CIAT, along with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and local implementing partner the Amazon Conservation Team (ECAM), is contributing to the collective establishment of the Quilombola Fund. A fund conceived following a commitment by the mining company Mineraçӑo Rio Norte, whose activities take place in the Quilombola ...

£5.3m joint investment to support sustainable food production in Latin America

Photo by Neil Palmer (CIAT). Silvopastoral livestock systems in Colombia's southwestern Cauca Department.
The changing climate and the need to feed a growing world population is putting significant strains on food production systems globally and solutions are required to enhance agricultural production in a sustainable way. By addressing the water needs and heat tolerance of crops as well as the impact of livestock ...

The champion who evaluates and maps soils to grow cacao

The champion who evaluates and maps soils to grow cacao
Since June, 2018, Mayesse Da Silva, Soil Scientist at CIAT, has been working with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and USDA-FAS on the characterization and detailed mapping of cacao soils in Colombia under the “Cacao for Peace (CfP)” program ...

Jefferson Valencia is Awarded a Fellowship to attend Purdue University

Jefferson Valencia is Awarded a Fellowship to attend Purdue University
CIAT is proud! Jefferson Valencia, young scientist from the Agroecosystems and Sustainable Landscapes (ASL) area at CIAT, was awarded a Borlaug fellowship and will attend Purdue University in Indiana, United States, to pursue an internship to implement a hydrological assessment based on GIS (Geographic Information Systems) to optimize cacao production ...
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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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