The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), headquartered at Cali, Colombia, now has a redesigned and expanded web site. Among the new information resources now available, you can:
Consult databases on the extensive plant genetic resources (of cassava, common bean, and tropical forages) conserved in the CIAT gene bank. You can make on-line requests for samples of this unimproved germplasm, which is available free to researchers and farmers.
Contact Center plant breeders to obtain samples of improved germplasm of cassava, common bean, tropical forages, and rice.
Browse the easy-to-use catalog of electronic and print products providing useful tools, methods, and other information relevant to crop improvement and natural resource management. You can download PDF files containing the full text of recent publications and documents.
Visit the growing collection of CIAT project subsites, which provide further access to finished products as well as a glimpse at research in progress.
Refer to the highly detailed "library" subsite, which opens numerous avenues to helpful information, including on-line catalogs, electronic journals, agricultural databases, and other services such as bibliographic searches.