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Characterizing agrobiodiversity in one valley: Worlds of two ethnic minority communities, at different scales: An intern perspective

Characterizing agrobiodiversity in one valley: Worlds of two ethnic minority communities, at different scales: An intern perspective
As my first time in Asia, a recent graduate of Biological Sciences and interested in the conservation of agrobiodiversity and food sustainability ...

Social dimensions of a cassava production and value-chain: Why do the poor continue with unsustainable cassava production?

Social dimensions of a cassava production and value-chain: Why do the poor continue with unsustainable cassava production?
The International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) has been working with the University of Queensland (UQ) and national partners in Vietnam, Indonesia, Laos and Cambodia to improve the livelihoods of upland farmers engaged in the cassava value chain ...

The Big Data team strengthens relationships with Africa

The Big Data team strengthens relationships with Africa
Hugo Dorado, one of the members of the Big Data group, traveled to Africa as part of CIAT’s Global Staff Exchange Program. For him, this was an opportunity to venture into the analysis of large volumes of data for different projects in new regions ...

CIAT guest editor of the KM4Dev journal on ‘Open research, open data, and your development organization’

CIAT guest editor of the KM4Dev journal on 'Open research, open data, and your development organization'
CIAT with lead guest editor Megan Zandstra coordinated the Volume 13, Issue 2 of the KM4Dev Journal on 'Open research, open data, and your development organization: best practices in information and data management for development'. Guest Editors were Megan Zandstra, Simone Staiger-Rivas, Leroy Mwanzia, Abby Clobridge, Iryna Kuchma, Abraham Azubuike, ...

Mission: Establish thousands of resilient agricultural communities

Mission: Establish thousands of resilient agricultural communities
In thirty years, the Philippines may become even more dependent on imports of rice, coffee, vegetables, and pork ...

Nine ways to take climate-smart agriculture to scale in Africa  

Nine ways to take climate-smart agriculture to scale in Africa  
By Caroline Mwongera When I went to Northern Uganda for the first time with my research team, we weren’t sure what to expect. We were of course aware of the devastation in the war-torn area, but the full scale of the impact on agricultural production – the life line of ...

Enabling knowledge sharing and exchange in gender research across CGIAR: a working paper series

Enabling knowledge sharing and exchange in gender research across CGIAR: a working paper series
Gender equality is central to the three CGIAR strategic objectives of reducing poverty, improving food and nutrition security, and working towards sustainable, resilient agro-ecosystems ...

Geoffrey Hawtin, Chairman of CIAT’s Board of Trustees, awarded an Officer of the Order of the British Empire

Geoffrey Hawtin, Chairman of CIAT’s Board of Trustees, awarded an Officer of the Order of the British Empire
Dr. Geoffrey Hawtin, Chairman of CIAT’s Board of Trustees, has been appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE). This honour was presented as part of the Queen's Elizabeth II Official Birthday celebrations during the month of June. The award is a recognition for Dr. Hawtin services to ...

Scientist Daniel Debouck receives the highest recognition of the Kingdom of Belgium

Scientist Daniel Debouck receives the highest recognition of the Kingdom of Belgium
Daniel Debouck, a researcher in CIAT’s Genetic Resources Program, received the Order of Leopold, the highest recognition that the Kingdom of Belgium bestows, for his 40 years of scientific work ...

Our land is wise: it will treat us the way we treat it

Our land is wise: it will treat us the way we treat it
18th WOCAT Networking Meeting ‒ Promoting Sustainable Land Management and Meeting the Sustainable Development Goals Seventy percent of the world's available water resources are being used in agriculture, while 43% of degradation worldwide is caused by overgrazing. These numbers demonstrate the link between agriculture and environmental harm, and underline the ...

Boosting African agribusiness with a new generation of cooperatives

Boosting African agribusiness with a new generation of cooperatives
LFM team of CIAT and the EDC initiative of CTA just published a new policy brief that underlines the need of a new generation of farmer cooperatives to promote and facilitate the development of local and inclusive agribusiness in Africa ...

Gran Reencuentro CIAT 50, un día inolvidable contado en imágenes

Gran Reencuentro CIAT 50, un día inolvidable contado en imágenes
Ya camino al CIAT se sentía un ambiente lleno de camaradería, recordando buenos momentos con colegas que se convirtieron en amigos... Los Arcos dieron la bienvenida a los 500 asistentes que han dejado su aporte en la consolidación del CIAT Algunos de los funcionarios con más tiempo en el CIAT ...
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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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