Officially unveiled today, our annual report, “Building a Sustainable Food Future: CIAT in Review 2017-2018,” features our primary actions and achievements over the past year. In addition to highlighting many of the pioneering efforts we have launched, the report examines future directions for years to come.
Dr. Michael Gomez Selvaraj and his colleagues at the CIAT Phenomics Platform are developing a technique that can identify the genes and factors that cause early bulking of roots, which can help establish how to shorten the growth cycle of cassava.
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.
A proposed global surveillance system will consolidate best practices in preventing crop diseases.
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.
The Crop Trust has named Daniel Debouck, who for many years led the CIAT Genetic Resources Program, as one of the recipients of its inaugural award recognizing “global gatekeepers” of crop diversity.
With the shipment of 31,550 bean seeds, CIAT joins in the celebration of 10 years of operation of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, in Svalbard, Norway.
Rice crop improvement needs to adjust for harsher droughts, a new study says.
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.
CIAT scientist Monica Carvajal is convening a gathering of experts from around the globe and from various disciplines to develop a global crop disease surveillance system. The meeting will take place at the prestigious Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center in Lake Como, Italy.
About agrobiodiversity research at CIAT
CIAT develops more resilient and productive varieties of cassava and common bean, together with tropical forages for livestock. We also help improve rice production in Latin America and the Caribbean.
The superior crop varieties that result from our collaborative work offer many valuable traits, such as high yield and stress tolerance, which are vital for guaranteeing global food supplies in the face of rapidly rising demand, shifting disease and insect pressures, rampant environmental degradation, and the looming threat of climate change.
Director, Agrobiodiversity Research Area
This CIAT Blog was launched in January 2016. For articles related to agrobiodiversity prior to this date, visit our former blog. Please note the old AgBio blog is no longer updated.