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World Bank and CIAT launch global analysis of climate-smart agriculture in 33 countries

A report launched by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and the World Bank at COP24 analyses efforts to transform farming with climate-smart agriculture (CSA) in 33 countries to guide future investment and build resilience for the world’s 500 million smallholder farmers vulnerable to climate change.

Simple steps to climate-proof farms have big potential upside for tropical farmers

Climate-smart agriculture boosts yields, mitigates extreme weather and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. A study in Central America, Africa and Asia points to profitable opportunities for farmers and the environment.

The International Center for Tropical Agriculture and Bioversity International name CEO

Juan Lucas Restrepo will become Bioversity International’s Director General in March 2019. In 2020, Restrepo will become CEO of the Alliance between Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture.

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A Roadmap for Latin America and the Caribbean

We work with government agencies and other partners on the ground providing tools and scientific and technical support for implementing eco-efficient agriculture at scale…

Wild coffee plants, Christmas trees and chocolate’s tree are surprisingly poorly protected

Urgent action is needed to protect thousands of useful wild plants, according to new research; the data strongly suggest international conservation targets for 2020 will not be met — even for ‘commonplace’ wild plants.

Annual Report 2017-2018

CIAT, building off 50 years of success in generating and strategically positioning knowledge to improve agricultural practices, reduce poverty and hunger, and improve human nutrition, continues to play a key role in addressing the world’s most pressing challenges related to agriculture, development, and the environment.

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