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Doubled-haploid technology to speed cassava breeding

A major aim of CIAT’s crop research is to speed the development of new traits in improved varieties through the use of advanced plant breeding techniques. To this end, the Center’s cassava scientists have recently devised a highly efficient protoco…

Agricultural research to prioritise nutrition

The role of agriculture isn’t just to feed us enough, it is to feed us well. This week the CGIAR Consortium placed the weight of its agricultural research expertise behind efforts to improve global nutrition and public health as it committed to make …

International photo competition on forestry and gender

Photos knock down the world’s language barriers and connect people, particularly when it comes to agricultural issues in which the audiences are so diverse: farmers, rural and urban families, NGOs, public and private sector actors, donors, and studen…

A cut above: the impact of quality forages

Xia Vang Lor and Nhia Lee at home with their son. Surrounded by leafy green forages and a hill-view, the homestead of Xia Vang Lor and Nhia Lee is found at the end of a small rural road in north-eastern Laos. Bundles of cut grass for livestock are pile…