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Dramatic rainfall changes for key crops expected even with reduced greenhouse gas emissions

By 2040, rainfall on wheat, soybean, rice and maize will have changed, even if Paris Agreement emissions targets are met. Projections show parts of Europe, Africa, the Americas and Australia will be drier, while the tropics and north will be wetter…

USAID and NASA Harnessing Technology for Development in the Amazon

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) today announced a five-year project that will use satellite imagery to address environment and development challenges across the Amazon Basin

Happy International #WomensDay!

Gender specialists from Bioversity International and CIAT explain what gender research is all about and what CGIAR is working on to “close the gap” in agriculture…

IPCC authors meet in Colombia for final stages of Climate Change and Land report

Around 125 authors and IPCC Bureau members from about 45 countries will come together in Cali for their Fourth Lead Author Meeting to start work on preparing a final draft of the report for consideration by governments on 29 April-23 June in the light of over 14,800 government…

Cattle urine’s planet-warming power can be curtailed with land restoration

When cow urine falls on degraded land, it releases far more nitrous oxide – a potent greenhouse gas – than when absorbed by healthy pasture. The findings show additional benefits of landscape restoration and conservation

CIAT influences more than half a billion dollars of investment in rural development in Asia and Africa

Over the last six months, a team of researchers from International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)’s Sustainable Food Systems initiative has worked intensively with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to improve…

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