Scientists unlock secrets of Ethiopia's superfood in race to save it from warming climate

Ethiopia's native staple food grain teff is at risk, with 80% of production to be hit by higher temperatures soon if not protected. For the first...

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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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An essential sustainable farming practice faces one big limitation: land to produce seeds

Because of their environmental benefits, cover crops like clover and rye are increasingly popular on U.S. farms. Increasing their use will require...

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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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Giving voice to the voiceless: How COVID-19 is impacting Nairobi slum residents, in their own words

COVID-19 has only further complicated the challenge of feeding growing cities across Africa and the rest of the world. Researchers are listening to...

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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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