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Forever Pioneers

Forever Pioneers

By Ruben Echeverría, Director General I saw the huge impact of the Green Revolution as it unfolded, the lives it saved, the millions of people it spared from hunger, and those it helped rise out of poverty. These are complex issues that cut across scientific...
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The Ethiopia Bean Research Programme led by the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR) has won the country’s highest scientific award – the Gold medal and Cup – for the impact of its bean research, which has transformed the lives of millions of farmers....
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CIAT emeritus scientist Rainer Schultze-Kraft received the 2016 Friendship Award from the Chinese government for his long-term work with tropical forage scientists in the country. The award – presented by China’s Vice Premier Ma Kai – is considered the highest...
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CIAT mentored current and future leaders in agricultural science such as Rwanda’s Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources, Gerardine Mukeshimana, who worked with then CIAT bean breeder and current Bean Program leader, Steve Beebe, to gain exposure to drought...
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CIAT co-established the African Network for Soil Biology and Fertility (AfNet) in 1988 to build the capacity of African institutions to conduct interdisciplinary and integrated soil fertility management (ISFM) research at regional and international levels.