CIAT (International Center for Tropical Agriculture) works in collaboration with hundreds of partners to help developing countries make farming more competitive, profitable, and resilient through smarter, more sustainable natural resource management. We help policymakers, scientists, and farmers respond to some of the most pressing challenges of our time, including food insecurity and malnutrition, climate change, and environmental degradation.

Our global research contributes to several of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, and cuts across four key themes: big data, climate-smart agriculture, ecosystem action, and sustainable food systems.

Marcela Beltrán

I am a postdoctoral fellow working towards applying ecological principles in agriculture (agroecology), future climatic models, the study of vulnerability to climate change and the local knowledge about agricultural systems to regional and local scale in the tropics. In this sense, I am interested in generating information about agroecological practices aimed to define and implement strategies of adaptation to climate change that contribute to the biodiversity and ecosystems services conservation to improve rural community livelihoods.

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