July visit to CIAT


Between 30th June – 5th July, I visited Cali and CIAT to meet with our CIAT collaborators, update on progress from both the University of Glasgow and University of Bristol and discuss strategies to enhance our sampling at CIAT headquarters and Cauca. My visit coincided with that of Jon Moorby and some of his team from IBERS (Aberystywth University) and it was a great opportunity to discuss synergies between the two projects and identify how our respective sampling can complement both projects. Intensive field sampling campaigns are being undertaken to provide the data necessary to calibrate and validate our remote-sensing derived models for forage quality and biomass prediction.

Some pictures below from the Brachiaria test plots from which we are sampling.