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Decision and Policy Analysis Research Area – DAPA

Andy Jarvis

Food security in the Amazon

Are people in the Amazon food and nutritionally insecure? The ESPA-ASSETS project is trying to answer that very question and better understand the ro Read more...

Policy buff? Come work for us!

We think that policy is THE best means that DAPA can achieve our goals of making the world a much better place.  And so we’re looking for an ins Read more...

Create a market chain reaction: LFM is hiring

Linking Farmers to Markets in CIAT is hiring!  Through the fantastic support of CIM (Centre for International migration and Development ) in Germany, Read more...

Safe operating spaces for global food systems

It’s not all about climate smart agriculture according to our new paper just out in Agriculture and Food Security.  Check out the abstract, and Read more...

The Ford Foundation and CIAT: An enduring partnership supporting pro-poor policies

It has been over 45 years since Dr. Lowell S. Hardin of the Ford Foundation proposed the establishment of an international institute for agricultural Read more...

Young scientist predicts retirement before global climate models good enough for use in agriculture

I consider myself a young researcher, with plenty of years left in me to solve some of the problems society faces in terms of climate change.  But it Read more...

Bean in the field

Yesterday we had a field visit out to Machakos District in Kenya, following the bean value chain.  We saw research which is developing the next genera Read more...

Geeky misfits delivering science for impact

Interested in movie stars, geeks, misfits and international development? If so, check out a reflection on where we are with the DAPA research area. Read more...

Opportunity: DAPA is recruiting interns

The Decision and Policy Analysis Program (DAPA) of the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) is seeking English speaking recent graduat Read more...

Parientes de “Rambo root” en Colombia

Una herramienta para la toma de decisiones en bioseguridad en referencia de cultivos genéticamente modificados Read more...

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