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Archive for August, 2011

'Do blogs lead to increased dissemination of research papers?'ask WorldBank researchers

Everyone knows that agricultural research is vital if we are to overcome the current threats to food security, natural resources and the environment. Right? Everyone knows what the CGIAR is doing to mitigate these threats. Right? Everyone knows where they can access CGIAR research outputs. Right? Wrong. Not everyone knows. But two articles I read…

Can Agriculture Research Help Eradicate Famine?

Every day, we see images of refugees fleeing a drought-ridden Somalia, crowding into camps along the country’s borders, desperate for food and shelter to stay alive. Tens of thousands of people have already died in the region, livestock, essential to the wellbeing of the local populations, suffer the same fate.  Yet, as more than half…

Case studies from the 2010 Latin American and Caribbean Knowledge ShareFair

I am pleased to announce the publication of Feria del Conocimiento América Latina y el Caribe: Casos destacados en agricultura, desarrollo y seguridad alimentaria (only available in Spanish), which gathers the main highlights and conclusions of the first Latin American and Caribbean Knowledge ShareFair hosted by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) in Cali,…