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Cooking up a sustainable diet for all

Cooking up a sustainable diet for all

The study of food systems involves investigation of the different activities, processes, infrastructures, and institutions involved in the production, processing, distribution, and consumption of food, and the various links between multiple actors: food producers, food-chain actors, policymakers, and consumers ...

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CIAT scientists innovate using GPR technology

CIAT scientists innovate using GPR technology
CIAT’s Phenomics Platform scientists can now study crop roots directly in the field using non-invasive technologies, that is, without a direct contact with the roots to avoid damage ...

Cooking up a sustainable diet for all

Cooking up a sustainable diet for all
The study of food systems involves investigation of the different activities, processes, infrastructures, and institutions involved in the production, processing, distribution, and consumption of food, and the various links between multiple actors: food producers, food-chain actors, policymakers, and consumers ...

Helping build sustainably productive farming systems through the work of the Asian Cassava Breeders, and Forage Legumes, Networks

Helping build sustainably productive farming systems through the work of the Asian Cassava Breeders, and Forage Legumes, Networks
Researchers from eight Asian countries – Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, Vietnam – gathered on December 12-13, 2017 in Haikou City, China, to form the Asian Forage Legumes Network. This is in response to the increasing pressure for farming systems in Asia to produce more without causing further ...

Opinion: Armed conflict was not always ‘good’ for preventing deforestation in Colombia | Mongabay

Opinion: Armed conflict was not always ‘good’ for preventing deforestation in Colombia | Mongabay
In this commentary first published on Mongabay, Augusto Castro responds to views that armed conflict was essentially beneficial for Colombian forests ...

[Press Release] HarvestPlus is awarded US$15 million grant from MacArthur Foundation

[Press Release] HarvestPlus is awarded US$15 million grant from MacArthur Foundation
[Re-posted from HarvestPlus website] Washington D.C., December 20, 2017 – HarvestPlus is proud to announce it has been awarded $15 million as one of the finalists in the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change competition. This global challenge has sought bold solutions to critical problems of our time, and ...

Partners for the Amazon

Partners for the Amazon
The Partners for the Amazon platform was launch was last December 6 and 7 in Manaus, Brazil. The platform will provide its members a space to share and learn from experiences in social and environmental corporate responsibility ...

How Can Ugandan Farmers Ease South Sudan Hunger Crisis?

How Can Ugandan Farmers Ease South Sudan Hunger Crisis?
Together with Uganda’s National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO), CIAT and partners including the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), have been working together to supply farmers with high yielding, drought and disease resilient beans to boost production and improve nutrition among vulnerable refugees and ...

‘Preemptive’ breeding: More than a step ahead of crop disease outbreaks

‘Preemptive’ breeding: More than a step ahead of crop disease outbreaks
CIAT is now developing breeding lines of beans that will have resistance to emerging and future devastating viruses ...

Could messiness be a good thing?

Could messiness be a good thing?
In collaboration with Nguyen Hong Van, this research project sought to understand how Hanoians, especially low-income residents, respond to rapid urban development ...

Soil carbon sequestration – when aspirations and reality collide

Soil carbon sequestration – when aspirations and reality collide
This piece celebrates December 5, World Soils Day, and was first posted on the Thrive Blog, of the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems. Just a few weeks ago, we published a study stating that farm land soils, if managed properly, have the potential to sequester up to 7 ...

CIAT Library, an evolution that goes far beyond paper

CIAT Library, an evolution that goes far beyond paper
CIAT library, coordinated by Elizabeth Campillo and Carlos Saa, has not been the exception and it has also evolved at the pace of major changes brought by ICTs, bearing in mind the budgetary constraints of recent years ...

The Eyes of a Drone, an agronomic revolution at CIAT

The Eyes of a Drone, an agronomic revolution at CIAT
Last October, the CIAT Phenomics Platform Team from the Agrobiodiversity Area conducted the “Drones for Agriculture” course, with the purpose of training staff from different programs at the Center, who were interested in getting acquainted with the remote detection techniques that may be applied to agriculture through drones ...
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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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