Pan-Africa Bean Research Alliance co-winner of US$1 million Al-Sumait prize


The Pan-Africa Bean Research Alliance (PABRA) was awarded the 2019 edition of the US$1 million Al-Sumait Prize for African Development on November 25.

A new world map rates food sustainability for countries across the globe


A global food system sustainability study builds the first map of its kind to score the sustainability of food systems…

The Ministry of Agriculture of Japan Grants Award to CIAT Scientist


A Colombian researcher is to be awarded with the Young Scientist recognition of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan (MAFF) and the Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS).

Grass transforms farmers’ fortune


“I had a bad experience when I ordered some grass seeds that were being advertised on Facebook. What I got was a mix of Mulato and some unidentified variety that did not do well at all on my plot. Frustrated, I decided to uproot the grass.”

Simplyfying soil data management in sub-Saharan Africa


The idea of visualizing soil data at a glance electronically is exciting to many actors in agriculture and land-use planning. Previously, soil characterization required traveling to the field to collect soil samples and sending them to the lab for analysis…

The 2019 International Cocoa Award winners announced


The global competition, held at the Salon du Chocolat in Paris, celebrates the diversity of cocoa flavors and recognizes the skills and know-how of the men and women who produce it. Winners are from cocoa-producing countries from all over the world, including Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, the Pacific and Indian oceans.

Read more here. See full list of winners here.

To improve nutrition for the poorest consumers, try a market-based approach


Uganda’s newest health food craze began in the slums of Kampala. It started when a handful of women tried an unusual porridge…

Ugandans and Kenyans in cities happy to pay for food that is more nutritious


Malnutrition remains a serious problem for many people in East Africa. Poor consumers are willing to pay a premium for healthier foods, pointing to a new strategy for improving nutrition at a large scale…

Artificial intelligence and farmer knowledge boost smallholder maize yields


Farmers in Colombia’s northern maize-growing region of Córdoba had seen it all: too much rain one year, a searing drought another…

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