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Nora P. Castañeda-Alvarez

Nora P. Castañeda-Alvarez is a research assistant at the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and Bioversity International. Nora has interests in agrobiodiversity conservation, crop wild relatives, high value crops and their linkages with markets. Nora holds a BSc in Agronomic Engineering from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia.

Are you a GBIF data user? help improving it!

This year, the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) established three task groups to help improving the data mobilized through GBIF.org. On Read more...

A garden of shrubs and grasses to rehabilitate deforested landscapes in the Amazon

Caquetá is one of the regions with the highest rate of deforestation in the Colombia. Approximately 29000 ha were deforested in 2013 in the region, re Read more...

Creating Sustainable Amazonian Landscapes (SAL) through participatory research in the productive agricultural systems of Caquetá, Colombia

By: Paul Peters and Paula Caicedo Last week (19-22 May), we attended a workshop on participatory agroforestry organized by our partner Instituto amazó Read more...

Tres minutos para los parientes silvestres

Durante la mas reciente reunión (24-27 de Marzo) del proyecto “Adapting agriculture to climate change: collecting, protecting and preparing the Read more...

Banding together: A global community committed to biodiversity and food security

Written by: Melissa Reichwage and reposted from CIAT “The challenges for agriculture are vast, but we do have a basic structure to build on in order t Read more...

New crop wild relatives atlas available

Last week, the Atlas of Guatemalan crop wild relatives was officially presented at the “VIII Simposio Internacional de Recursos Genéticos para A Read more...

Haiti: what comes after the quake

On January 12th, 2010, Haiti suffered one of the harshest earthquake on record. Neither its institutions, its infrastructure, nor its people were prep Read more...

Wild tomatoes for climate change

During the last week (11-12th May), we presented the results of the Gap Analysis applied to wild tomatoes (a genepool from South America!) to a group Read more...

Agri-briefs: food security, Indiana Jones, wheat and corn yields, wild relatives & climate change

When food is available and pockets are empty: access to food in Haiti The Indiana Jones of plant genetic resources (this one is quite old but worth to Read more...

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