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Will Brazilian Millennials Look to a Future in the Fields?
18/01/2018
Source: Updates from the blog on GCARD 2010, the Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development
GFAR kicks-off reform of the Regional Research Forum, AARINENA
15/01/2018
Source: Updates from the blog on GCARD 2010, the Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development
Illegal land sales imperil unique treasure—by Jimmy Smith
15/01/2018
 ILRI cattle at ILRI’s Kapiti Research Station (photo credit: Anne-Marie Shryer-Roy). The following opinion piece was written by Jimmy Smith, director general of the International Livestock Research...
Source: ILRI Clippings
Sustainable livestock futures—BMZ, GIZ and ILRI at the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture this week
15/01/2018
Source: ILRI News
Multi-functional Landscapes: What is the right approach?
11/01/2018
Eric Patrick, adaptation specialist at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), presented a new innovative pilot programme in a TED-like ‘Landscape Talk’ at the Global Landscapes...
Source: Updates from the blog on GCARD 2010, the Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development
To transform agricultural extension, give youth a voice
10/01/2018
At the recent Africa Agriculture Extension week in Durban, there was a common refrain: “Demand for food in Africa is growing and expected to double by 2050.” This is why we see continued growth and...
Source: Updates from the blog on GCARD 2010, the Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development
Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) is going to be history, but how?
05/01/2018
I got impressed by the virtues of collective actions while reading the GFAR blog post Remembering our collective actions: The unforgettable story of Rinderpest eradication. This infectious disease...
Source: Updates from the blog on GCARD 2010, the Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development
ILRI’s Kapiti livestock research station—and Kenyan and global public goods—imperiled by land grabs in Kenya
05/01/2018
Over the past several weeks, illegal attempts to grab land have escalated at Kapiti Plains Estate (now known as Kapiti research station), located about 60 km southeast of Nairobi along Mombasa Road,...
Source: ILRI News
Jimmy Smith speaks in Australia on the pursuit of a ‘low-emissions cow’ and other livestock matters
03/01/2018
ILRI director general Jimmy Smith at #TropAg2017. Visiting Brisbane in November for the International Tropical Agriculture Conference for 2017, Director General of the International Livestock...
Source: ILRI Clippings
Gates Foundation grants Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems USD8.7 million to improve human nutrition in Burkina Faso and Ethiopia
03/01/2018
Drying and storing animal fodder, and feeding and milking cattle, in West Africa (photo credit: ILRI/Dave Elsworth). The University of Florida has been awarded USD8.7 million from the Bill &...
Source: ILRI News
How gene banks can contribute to a healthier future
22/12/2017
Chronic or non-communicable diseases are the leading causes of mortality around the globe. Take a look at these staggering figures from the World Health Organization: Of the 56 million deaths in 2015...
Source: Updates from the blog on GCARD 2010, the Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development
Sustainable food systems: What it means for CIAT research
21/12/2017
It is big and involves so many processes and actors. Some would even say it’s scary. I’m talking about the food system, or the movement of food from cultivation of crops to disposal of food scraps. “...
Source: Updates from the blog on GCARD 2010, the Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development
Learning about data for farmers and how it can help to “cross the donga”
20/12/2017
Dan Berne and Valeria Pesce In the week of 20-24 November 2017, GFAR convened a course and symposium on Farmers’ access to data in Centurion, South Africa. This event is an example of the activities...
Source: Updates from the blog on GCARD 2010, the Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development
Genome editing: A revolutionary tool to speed up plant breeding
20/12/2017
Innovation has always been part of the International Center for Tropical Agriculture’s (CIAT) DNA. Since its birth in 1967, CIAT has utilized novel tools to breed and improve some of the most...
Source: Updates from the blog on GCARD 2010, the Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development
The Challenges of Assessing Collaborative Impact
19/12/2017
It would be extremely difficult – if not impossible – for an organization like the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) to document all of its impacts since its inception 50 years ago...
Source: Updates from the blog on GCARD 2010, the Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development
5 Ways to Get the Best out of your Organization’s Anniversary
18/12/2017
It was a highly emotional moment for Colombian nationals and others alike when Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos stepped onto the stage to take part in CIAT’s 50th anniversary final...
Source: Updates from the blog on GCARD 2010, the Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development
New APAARI Partnership Supports Agricultural Research in Southeast Asia and the Pacific
15/12/2017
ASTI is pleased to announce a new joint project with the Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI) to collect, analyze, and disseminate data on agricultural research in...
Source: ASTI News
Towards Food and Nutrition Security: Where is IITA going in the next half century?
14/12/2017
The year 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA). The anniversary was celebrated to reflect two milestones: the first 50 years, covering the...
Source: Updates from the blog on GCARD 2010, the Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development
IITA: Transforming African Agriculture
13/12/2017
Agriculture is central to the development of the African continent, currently contributing 40% to 80% to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in several countries. In recent years, it has been put back...
Source: Updates from the blog on GCARD 2010, the Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development
Conversations in transformation (why it’s good to talk to people on your way to work)
12/12/2017
A popular story goes that the idea of establishing agricultural research centers, precursors of the modern-day CGIAR network, was born out of the daily train conversations between two gentlemen on...
Source: Updates from the blog on GCARD 2010, the Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development

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