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CIAT and Grupo Papalotla signed an agreement for the development of new tropical pasture hybrids

This agreement will focus on developing high-productivity and eco-efficient pastures, in line with global initiatives to mitigate climate change and build sustainable food systems.

African policy makers turn on to biofortification

Biofortification, or the genetic improvement of crops for better nutritional value, is an effort that was born in 1994 under the guidance of World Food Prize laureate Howdy Bouis. Biofortification seeks to…

Mastercard partners with USADF and CIAT to open up new opportunities for smallholder farmers across Africa

Mastercard has today announced the signing of two public-private partnerships that will extend the reach of the Mastercard Farmers Network (MFN) to millions of smallholder farmers in Africa…

The world needs a global system to detect and halt the spread of emerging crop diseases

In the same manner that nations collaborate to detect and stop human pandemics, a global surveillance system for crop diseases needs to be created to safeguard agricultural trade and food security…

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…

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