Although Humidtropics no longer exists as a CGIAR Research Program on integrated systems in the humid tropics, this site was created for those that engage in integrated systems research irrespective of program, location, affiliation, etc. What binds us is the understanding that most farmers in the tropics produce various commodities such as cassava, maize, rice, pigs, poultry and vegetables on their farms and also often engage in other aspects of various value chains such as processing and marketing. They are often part of a wider community and influenced by political, financial, technological, social, religious and cultural systems in which they make their living and live their lives. In addition to commodity specific research there is thus also a need for looking at the system as a whole. This community tries to share tools, methods, approaches, findings, ideas, etc. to better research and support such integrated aystems. Your participation is thus essential as we believe it to be the key to success by better understanding demand and supply of technical and social solutions that improve these systems and result in better practiices, more income and food, and with care for the environment. So start posting and commenting. Thank you!