Latin America and the Caribbean - CIAT
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    About Latin America and the Caribbean

    Through our work in one of the most ecologically and agriculturally diverse regions on the planet, we aim to ensure that the whole world benefits from agricultural innovations developed in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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    Projects in Latin America and the Caribbean

    See the names of CIAT projects, together with brief descriptions, in particular research areas and regions of the developing world.
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    Foresight Studies

    CIAT contributes importantly to collaborative “foresight” studies – mainly using a scenario building method to analyze long-term developments and trends – in support of decision making related to policies and investments for agricultural research and development, with the ultimate aim of fostering sustainable development to strengthen food security and reduce poverty.
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    Parque Biopacífico

    A collaborative platform through which CIAT and diverse Colombian partners strengthen research capacity and foster innovation, with the aim of building private-partnerships that make the country’s agriculture more competitive.
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Science to Cultivate Change

Tropical grasses: feed and plumber

The pastures that cattle graze also act as their “toilets”. This is because as cattle eat grass they periodically urinate and therefore randomly deposit urine on the soil surface.>
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“We are not alone”: Nicaragua’s rural youth tell their story

As global development objectives increasingly call for interdisciplinary action to respond to gender, policy, and community needs, CIAT through CCAFS and Humidtropics used Participatory Video with groups of Nicaraguan rural women and youth to promote inclusive agricultural research for development.>
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Cassava: Subsistence Crop or Trendy Commodity?

When many people hear the word cassava, they immediately think of a subsistence crop. Is this really the case? It depends on who you ask.>
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Putting together the puzzle of cocoa in Colombia

As part of the initiative Cocoa for Peace, CIAT’s research team Linking Farmers to Markets (LFM), Purdue University, and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) visited cocoa-growing areas in northern Cauca, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, and various municipalities in the Santander department, among others.>
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