Protecting income-generating cassava from virus duo

While the world worries about the global impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, smallholder cassava farmers in South-East Asia are being affected by...

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Food Safety for All by All 

Reflecting on World Food Safety Day 2020's theme "Food safety, everybody's business", Mercy Lungaho explains its importance within Kenyan food...

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The response from the Alliance of Bioversity and CIAT to the COVID-19 crisis in Asia

COVID-19 emphasized the need for more resilient and healthy food systems. In Asia, we are partnering with governments, NGOs, and private institutions...

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COVID-19 highlights the need for food systems-based policies for reducing tropical deforestation

Deforestation has many drivers but one is often overlooked: food consumption in cities that increases demand for products produced on deforested land....

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Dairy farming transforms farmers’ livelihoods

On World Milk Day, we discuss how an initiative led by the Alliance is providing training and new technology to improve milk yields in Meru County,...

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COVID-19 makes a strong case for urban farming

In Eastern Africa, supporting urban and peri-urban farming would help respond to the devastating effects of COVID-19.

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Cadmium in Peruvian cacao: framing the problem and investigating solutions

Our researchers are working to understand mitigation of the toxic element cadmium in Latin American cacao.

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Nepali community seedbanks join forces to conserve agrobiodiversity

On the International Day for Biological Diversity, we celebrate community seedbanks that maintain and harness Nepal’s rich agricultural biodiversity...

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How did an ancient plant from Latin America become Asia’s second-most important cash crop?

Valued at dining room tables and factory floors alike, cassava is worth about $10 billion in Asia. The continued growth of the commodity faces...

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Now reading: vulnerability mapping for forest conservation and restoration

A new article presents a vulnerability mapping model turned online tool, that contributes to science-based planning for forest restoration and...

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