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Harvesting vitamin A cassava in Nigeria.

Walking the wire on biotechnology at FAO

This week, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) hosted an International Symposium on The Role of Agricultural Biotechnologies in Sustainable Food Systems and Nutrition at its headquarters in Rome. It has all the trappings…

Drip irrigation in Obregon, Mexico
Research Post

Technology to the rescue?

This blog story by IFPRI researchers  Nicola Cenacchi  and  Claudia Ringler  highlights key messages from  Chapter 4 of the 2013 Global Food Policy Report One major outcome of the 2012 Rio+20 United Nations conference was the agreement to develop a set of…

Screenshot of Iraq Spatial website (March 23, 2014).

Pioneering online tool targets improved decision making in Iraq

The following story was  originally published on the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) website. ICARDA is a member of the  Consortium of International Agricultural Research Centers, supported by…

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Collaboration helps Colombia adapt to climate change

When it comes to enacting climate change policy in agriculture, policymakers are often challenged by a range of information and input from different sectors: the research community, the private sector, and the public and policymaking community. What’s…

Leveled field being irrigated in eastern Uttar Pradesh, India.

Leveling with friends

Technology can serve as a catalyst in agriculture, shifting farmers from subsistence to profit, and spurring dramatic quality of life improvements for the rural poor in many developing countries. New technologies can also help farmers contend with the…

Arab Spatial

Connecting the Dots

www.arabspatial.org Improving food security and enhancing economic development in developing countries requires a multifaceted approach—and that includes access to reliable data. In the swiftly changing Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region,…

Shifting the goal

Data is the Real Currency of Science

The following post by Kate Langford is an excerpted version of a story originally published on the World Agroforestry Centre's News and Events site. In the scientific world where publications are of paramount importance, CGIAR scientists are proposing…

Open Access Week 2013

At the 6th annual  Open Access Week  the academic and research communities celebrate their continued commitment to data sharing and access to information. As part of this global commitment to Open Access and Open Data, the CGIAR Consortium’s board…

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