Agriculture is the second largest emitter of global greenhouse gas emissions and largest driver of deforestation, making the sector one of the top contributors to climate change and biodiversity loss.
Erratic weather patterns associated with climate change pose unique challenges for wheat breeders playing a key part in the fight to ensure global food security.
With appropriate funding, maize yields can continue to increase in extreme heat and drought conditions, scientists say.
David Guerena recently joined CIMMYT as soil scientist-systems agronomist, he leads soils/nutrient management activities in Nepal.
CIMMYT doctoral student and ETH Zürich graduate Stephanie Cheesman has won the 2017 Hans Vontobel-Preis.
Climate change presents a formidable challenge as one of the biggest constraints to improving food systems, food security and poverty alleviation around the world, especially for the world’s most vuln …
New Publications: Study shows benefits and trade-offs of conservation agriculture in southern AfricaFebruary 23, 2017
CIMMYT with other partners combined empirical data and results from a cropping system model to quantify benefits and trade-offs of CA in southern Africa.
CIMMYT scientist takes lead role in American Agronomy Society’s sustainable intensification communityFebruary 13, 2017
Timothy Krupnik, systems agronomist at CIMMYT, leads the Sustainable Intensification community of the American Society for Agronomy’s Environmental Quality section.
Scientists unlock evolutionary secrets of landraces through a study of allelic diversity, revealing more about the genetic basis of flowering time and how maize adapts to variable environments.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE KAMPALA, Uganda (CIMMYT) – The agricultural research sector is taking aim at a longtime foe of African smallholder farmers — old seeds. More than 100 research partners and funde …
An internationally coordinated approach is key to breed and deploy crops resilient to climate change effects.
New varieties of white maize in Pakistan have the potential to both quadruple savings of irrigation water and double crop yields for farmers.
Cereal yields in sub-Saharan Africa must increase to 80 percent of their potential by 2050 to meet the enormous increase in demand for food.
The potential impact of climate change on agriculture and the complexity of possible adaptation responses require the application of new research methods and tools to develop adequate strategies, writ …
Conserving and using agricultural biodiversity to create better crops can help meet several sustainable development goals and stave off further species extinctions.
Research centers, development agencies and governments must work together to respond to climate predictions before food crises develop, say two CIMMYT scientists.
Sustainable farming practices allow smallholder farmers to improve maize yields while reducing deforestation in Mexico, report finds.
CIMMYT’s drought-tolerant varieties have been delivered to three million farmers across Africa.
Check out our latest fact sheet and learn how CIMMYT is responding to climate change.
New study reveals findings to help increase drought and heat tolerance in Latin American maize.