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CIAT, World Bank and partners announce Digital Agriculture Country Profiles initiative

Building on the success of the Climate-Smart Agriculture Country Profiles, CIAT, together with the World Bank and FAO, is leading an initiative to create profiles for digital agriculture, starting with Argentina, Grenada, Kenya, Turkey and Vietnam…

To save biodiversity and feed the future, first cure “plant blindness”

From our perches in the urban jungle – or even in the leafier parts of suburbia – we often have a tough time naming the last plant we saw. Even if we just ate part of it. This is a symptom of “plant blindness,” a term coined two decades ago by researchers who showed that modern civilization is perilously…

Where do we see our world in 2050?

What will food systems, agriculture and the environment look like in 2050? Given current trends, there is a range of highly contrasting outcomes. In one scenario, these bedrocks of society will have continued down their current path and faced significantly greater challenges than they do today…

Colombia could lose 60% of land suitable for irrigated rice due to climate change

Unchecked emissions will reduce land suitable for rice in Colombia, underscoring how geography limits options for crops. Unlike China, where rice paddies can move to higher latitudes, Colombian production may go to higher altitudes without climate action…

Vietnam can reduce emissions and save $2.3 billion with changes in agriculture and land use

Through cost-saving practices for coffee, rice, maize, and livestock production, Vietnam can increase its Paris Agreement commitments, says a study that highlights climate action potential for agriculture in Southeast Asia…

Low emission livestock – how to quantify gains across Africa?

The focus on the negative impacts of livestock overshadow its multiple positive contributions to livelihoods of smallholders in Africa in terms of nutrition, draft power, manure for soil fertilization, asset and risk management…

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