Archive for November, 2017

Breaking Ground: Leonard Rusinamhodzi on innovating farming systems for climate change

November 30, 2017

Leonard Rusinamhodzi works with African farmers to innovate farming systems in the face of climate change.


How smarter financing can boost Nepal’s seed sector

November 29, 2017

Nepal’s push to grow its seed sector is expanding to banking, with new financial measures expected to benefit seed companies across the country.


Establishing a soil borne pathogen research center in Turkey

November 27, 2017

Turkey’s Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock has for the first time allocated funding to establish a world-class center for research on soil borne pathogens.


How does CIMMYT’s improved maize get to the farmer?

November 23, 2017

This infographic explains exactly how CIMMYT ensures that its improved maize gets to the smallholder farmers that need them most, from product development to release an commercialization, thinking of …


New publications: How climate-smart is conservation agriculture?

November 23, 2017

A new study shows that while CA is well suited to helping farmers adapt to, and even increase profits in changing climates, there is considerable uncertainty about how much CA contributes to the mitig …


Climate disasters are closing in. Why have we forgotten farmers?

November 22, 2017

Global climate change negotiators met at COP23 to tackle myriad issues, including how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture and protect food and farming from worsening climate impacts. T …


CIMMYT seeks a junior communications consultant

November 15, 2017

The Corporate Communications Department of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (known by its Spanish acronym, CIMMYT, www.cimmyt.org) is seeking a candidate for a one-year, paid consu …


Better farmer access to machinery eases crop residue burning in India

November 14, 2017

Farmers in India are benefitting from technological innovations that can help prevent damaging smog levels in the capital Delhi and other areas.


World leaders: Back climate change action in agriculture to give our food system a fighting chance

November 13, 2017

Global climate change negotiators meet this week to tackle myriad issues, including how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture and protect food and farming from worsening climate impacts. …


Helping farming families thrive while fighting climate change in Mexico

November 9, 2017

Women and youth help lead efforts to adopt climate-friendly farming and safeguard indigenous maize yields   Farmers walk through a field that has been cleared by slash and burn agriculture in the …


New Publications: Conservation agriculture increases the adaptive capacity of cropping systems

November 9, 2017

A new study examined over 700 independent studies to find out if Conservation Agriculture works in a variety of environmental conditions in tropical areas.


A network for future-proof foods to combat hunger, conflict and migration

November 8, 2017

CIMMYT wheat physiologist Matthew Reynolds presents a new proposal for expanding the wheat network to include other major food crops and speed farmers’ adoption of vital technologies.


John R. Porter, noted crop and climate scientist, becomes chairperson of the Independent Steering Committee for global wheat research

November 8, 2017

EL BATAN, Mexico (8 November 2017) – Professor Dr. John R. Porter, from the Agropolis/Montpellier Supagro/INRA/CIRAD conglomeration in Montpellier, France, has been elected as Chair of the Independent …


Climate insurance for farmers: a shield that boosts innovation

November 7, 2017

Index insurance is one of the top 10 innovations for climate-proof farming. Photo: P. Lowe/ CIMMYT New insurance products geared towards smallholder farmers can help them recover their losses, and eve …


Community-based approach to gender research has far-reaching impacts

November 7, 2017

Kristie Drucza leads a gender workshop. Photo courtesy of Kristie Drucza. Researchers are changing rural development in Ethiopia by putting local communities in control of initiatives. A project funde …


CIMMYT scientist speaks at recent China congress

November 7, 2017

Zhonghu He, CIMMYT distinguished scientists and country liaison office in China, was one of a small number of scientists invited to the recent 19th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party. He was sele …


New crop varieties that counter climate change: a best bet for farmers

November 6, 2017

  Stress-tolerant maize varieties are helping farmers produce more food despite climate change. Photo: Johnson Siamachira/CIMMYT. MEXICO CITY (CIMMYT) – As the world’s changing climate makes it m …


New study uncovers climate footprint of India’s favorite foods

November 5, 2017

India needs to tackle greenhouse gas emissions from its rice and livestock sectors according to a study by CIMMYT and partners.


Borlaug Dialogue delegates widen net to curb threat from fall armyworm

November 5, 2017

World Food Prize laureates have joined forces with an international alliance battling the fall armyworm, an aggressive pest indigenous to the Americas with a voracious appetite, and now widespread thr …


Breaking Ground: Clare Stirling sees no silver bullets to control agriculture’s emissions

November 1, 2017

Scientist Clare Stirling describes how agriculture can reduce its emissions and adapt to climate change.