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First Study Shows Eating High-Iron Beans Improves Memory and Attention Span in Female University Students in Rwanda

First Study Shows Eating High-Iron Beans...

Eating beans bred to contain higher iron can boost memory and attention span in female university students in Rwanda, the study shows. Policy makers could consider including iron-biofortified beans as part of national strategies to overhaul food systems on the ...

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First Study Shows Eating High-Iron Beans Improves Memory and Attention Span in Female University Students in Rwanda

First Study Shows Eating High-Iron Beans Improves Memory and Attention Span in Female University Students in Rwanda
Eating beans bred to contain higher iron can boost memory and attention span in female university students in Rwanda, the study shows. Policy makers could consider including iron-biofortified beans as part of national strategies to overhaul food systems on the continent ...

DNA fingerprinting uncovers exactly who and why farmers use improved cassava

DNA fingerprinting uncovers exactly who and why farmers use improved cassava
A recently published study indicates the extent that farmers in Colombia's Cauca Department use improved cassava varieties. The research has also led to a discovery of new varieties of this staple crop ...

Opinion: How climate finance links forest conservation, peacebuilding, and sustainable food | Devex

Opinion: How climate finance links forest conservation, peacebuilding, and sustainable food | Devex
Dr. Augusto Castro explains the relationship between promoting peace, conserving forests, and achieving sustainable food production. An op-ed published on Devex ...

9 ways to get climate-smart agriculture to more people

9 ways to get climate-smart agriculture to more people
The process of getting better practices to more people – “scaling up” innovations to make agriculture more climate-smart - has baffled many development practitioners. Some approaches work on a small scale, but suddenly on a larger scale, everything changes. These are the challenges that the authors of these 9 briefs ...

In Bonn, CIAT scientists collect prestigious UN award

In Bonn, CIAT scientists collect prestigious UN award
At COP23, Dr. Julian Ramirez and Dr. Daniel Jimenez received one of the prizes of the coveted 2017 Momentum for Change Lighthouse Activities ...

New study: Up to 7 billion tonnes of Carbon Dioxide can be removed from the atmosphere each year through better soil management on farm land

New study: Up to 7 billion tonnes of Carbon Dioxide can be removed from the atmosphere each year through better soil management on farm land
By better managing farmland soil, the amount of carbon stored in the top 30 centimeters of the soil could increase an extra 0.9 to 1.85 gigatons each year, say authors of a new study published today in Scientific Reports ...

CIAT will remain an ally in the advancement of Colombia, and we will continue working together: President Santos

CIAT will remain an ally in the advancement of Colombia, and we will continue working together: President Santos
Palabras del Presidente Juan Manuel Santos en la celebración de los 50 años del Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical ...

CIAT’s most distinguished ‘offspring’ in Latin America

CIAT's most distinguished ‘offspring’ in Latin America
Out of 857 rice varieties released in Latin America and the Caribbean in the last 50 years, 377 have CIAT DNA in their pedigree. They constitute an invaluable legacy that has enabled the region to be more competitive. Where does the lineage come from? This is an acknowledgement to the ...

Climate-smart agriculture profiles: A peek into 2050 and what can be done for Asia’s most at-risk countries

Climate-smart agriculture profiles: A peek into 2050 and what can be done for Asia’s most at-risk countries
The latest CSA profiles offer recommendations on how farmers in Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Nepal can adapt to and mitigate climate change ...

Sweet deliverance by sweetpotato

Sweet deliverance by sweetpotato
Like many of his neighbors, Nguyen Duc Du relied on government food aid when typhoons – which regularly visited Tan Tien village in Quang Binh province – destroyed their rice crops. Except one time, nearly a decade ago, when the valley got flooded and no relief teams could get in ...

Sharing data wasn’t cool, but neither were we – how WorldClim changed my life

Sharing data wasn't cool, but neither were we – how WorldClim changed my life
Some scientists believe their careers rely on keeping their data private. WorldClim proves precisely the opposite ...

The power of open data: Innovation, improved agriculture, impact

The power of open data: Innovation, improved agriculture, impact
Sharing data is not about giving it away but about giving it back, says Data and Information Manager Leroy Mwanzia ...
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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

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?

A commitment to inclusion in Honduras
In Honduras, members of the Asociación de Familias Agropecuarias Artesanales Intibucanas Lencas, ASOFAIL, strive to become the main characters in their own development. With the support of VECO MA ...
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A commitment to inclusion in Honduras

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