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Food Security

Kick-starting food resilience in the Philippines

Treading carefully through a brown field in the mid-day heat, a smallholder farmer in the Philippines points to a recent batch of cassava. Although th Read more...

The bitter-sweet taste of Indonesia’s chocolate

An environmental disaster is unfolding in Asia. The “haze” plumes of smoke from Indonesia, where El Nino has stirred up more peatland fires, have sinc Read more...

Crop wild relatives Jedis- hope for the future of plant sciences

While at the 2015 Agronomy, Crop Science, and Soil Science meetings in Minneapolis this past week, I had a rare day of pure hope for the generation of Read more...

Promiscuity provides potential: The sunflower story

A new study has explored these wild sunflower species that live in novel environments to identify those species and populations that could be most use Read more...

The Economist Magazine on crop diversity conservation

The Economist ran three parallel articles highlighting the importance of crop diversity, and the challenges of collecting and conserving this diversit Read more...

Radio New Zealand National on Crop Diversity and Conservation

This week, Radio New Zealand National discussed crop diversity, and the importance of and challenges faced by genebanks in conserving the biological f Read more...

Promoting Sustainable Food Systems: Updates from a Value Chains for Nutrition Project in Kenya and Uganda

This blog post is the second in a blog series on work of CIAT’s Linking Farmers to Markets team in promoting sustainable food systems. The blog gives Read more...

Crop diversity, wild relatives, and food security- PhD completed!

This past week, DAPA’s visiting researcher Colin Khoury successfully completed his PhD at Wageningen University in the Netherlands, defending his thes Read more...

SPREADING THE WORD: Looking for options to reduce methane emissions from paddy rice systems in Colombia

One of the components of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) agriculture initiative is “Reducing methane emissions in paddy rice systems”. The Read more...

Gender in National Adaptation Planning

The Colombian Roundtable on Climate Change, hosted at CIAT, concluded that it is important to include a gender equity focus in climate change policies Read more...

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