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Facts about deforestation, coca crops and the conflict in Colombia

In the first blog post in our series on conflict and deforestation, we outlined the potential drivers of deforestation in Colombia and discussed evide Read more...

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...

Understanding Private Sector Engagement in Climate Smart Agriculture: a 2016-2020 Feed the Future Project

Recently, the U.S. Government approved a 5-year project on Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) practices in coffee and cocoa value chains, called “Feed th Read more...

Announcing a new Value Chains for Nutrition project for 2016-2018

We are pleased to announce that BMZ (German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development) has decided to support a brand new Linking Farm Read more...

The performance of Colombia’s productive partnerships 2010-2014

Since 2002, the Rural Productive Partnerships Project (Projecto Apoyo a Alianzas Productivas – PAAP in Spanish) is part of a series of initiatives by Read more...

How violence affects farmers in Colombia and beyond

Civil war and armed conflicts around the world have had grave impacts on farmers as they often mainly affect rural areas. Violence and the uncertain e Read more...

Announcement: Joint Publication on ‘Payments for Ecosystem Services in Smallholder Agriculture’

This month Hivos, in collaboration with the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and CIAT, published a research report on Pa Read more...

Promoting Sustainable Food Systems by Researching Informal Markets in Nicaragua and Honduras

By Francesca Larosa & Marco Vásquez How are agricultural informal market systems working? What is the effect of the system on poor urban consumers 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...

Workshop report: Creating a shared vision and action plan for the future of quinoa in Colombia

By Matthias Jäger & Irene van Loosen Quinoa has been cultivated in the high Andes for over 6000 years. It was first grown along the spine of the A Read more...

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