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Threat of cassava mosaic disease, strengthening resilience to climate disasters, dominate conversations between CIAT and Vietnam agricultural institutions

Threat of cassava mosaic disease, streng...

Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) officially renewed this week their scientific cooperation in agriculture and rural development, in a signing ceremony held at the Ministry’s national headquarters in Hanoi ...

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Threat of cassava mosaic disease, strengthening resilience to climate disasters, dominate conversations between CIAT and Vietnam agricultural institutions

Threat of cassava mosaic disease, strengthening resilience to climate disasters, dominate conversations between CIAT and Vietnam agricultural institutions
Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) officially renewed this week their scientific cooperation in agriculture and rural development, in a signing ceremony held at the Ministry’s national headquarters in Hanoi. The MOU marks the expansion of the MARD-CIAT collaborative agenda ...

Move to improve pasture management and cut greenhouse gases from cattle

Move to improve pasture management and cut greenhouse gases from cattle
The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), from the UK Research and Innovation initiative, it’s working with CIAT and three UK Universities in two projects to improve pasture management and cut greenhouse gases (GHG) from cattle, in partnership ...

Can direct benefits from PPP schemes trickle down beyond private business to the rest of society?

Can direct benefits from PPP schemes trickle down beyond private business to the rest of society?
How do you measure public-private partnership schemes’ impacts to the society and environment? To answer this question, researchers from CIAT and the CGIAR Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security (CCAFS) Research Program used the social return on investment (SROI) analysis, an appraisal and evaluation methodology that captures financial, social and ...

Passion is the key to Dr. Elizabeth Álvarez’s success in the field of science

Passion is the key to Dr. Elizabeth Álvarez's success in the field of science
Elizabeth Álvarez is an Agricultural Engineer from the National University of Colombia, Palmira campus. She started her scientific activities at CIAT in 1980, where she always stood out for her relentless scientific curiosity. This is the reason why, as the working stage in her life came to an end a ...

Hoan and sweetpotato: a sweet, budding love affair

Hoan and sweetpotato: a sweet, budding love affair
Nguyen Thi Hoan, a farmer in Vietnam, reaps the rewards of improved sweetpotato farming practices ...

CIAT turns to space technology for monitoring crop performance

CIAT turns to space technology for monitoring crop performance
CIAT and several Colombian and U.K.-based organizations are partnering to develop a platform that will allow rice and palm growers in Colombia to have thriving livelihoods without harming the environment ...

GCP21 calls for regional approach to stem the outbreak of cassava mosaic disease in Southeast Asia

GCP21 calls for regional approach to stem the outbreak of cassava mosaic disease in Southeast Asia
The Global Cassava Partnerships for the 21st Century (GCP21) has called for urgent regional approach to halt the spread of cassava mosaic disease (CMD) that is threatening cassava production in Southeast Asia—a region that accounts for about 55 million tons of cassava and host billions of dollars in cassava investment ...

The first three years of the Global Staff Exchange Program… what have we learned?

The first three years of the Global Staff Exchange Program... what have we learned?
Three years have passed since the implementation of this Program, so it was time to get feedback on this Program from the participants and leaders who have sent and received participating staff. For this reason, a survey was conducted among this group of people involved. Here is a summary of ...

The ‘unsexy’ essential to making agricultural predictive models

The ‘unsexy’ essential to making agricultural predictive models
Hugo Andres Dorado Betancourt and Daniel Jimenez of the CIAT data team explain the importance of data cleaning to develop models that can predict the future, such as yields ...

Farming in transition: How smallholder farms in the Mekong could thrive amid a changing landscape

Farming in transition: How smallholder farms in the Mekong could thrive amid a changing landscape
In the continuing journey to identify what makes smallholder farming systems in the Mekong sustainable and resilient, the Hands and Minds project finds out a number of things: (1) livestock intensification could be done in a way that could both increase profitability and reduce labor demands; (2) smallholders could be ...

BMS – A key system for CIAT breeders

BMS – A key system for CIAT breeders
Last April, a BMS (Breeding Management System) workshop was held, as a joint effort among Cécile Grenier (researcher at CIAT’s Rice Program), representatives from the Integrated Breeding Platform (IBP), and CIAT’s Data and Research Methods team ...

BioTerra: The new biodiversity monitoring system being developed by USAID Natural Wealth Program

BioTerra: The new biodiversity monitoring system being developed by USAID Natural Wealth Program
BioTerra es un sistema innovador de monitoreo de la biodiversidad y sus amenazas desarrollado por el Programa Riqueza Natural de la Agencia de los Estados Unidos para el Desarrollo Internacional (USAID), y sus socios locales—el Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT) y el Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander ...
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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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