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  • Wheat Initiative launches its Strategic Research Agenda

    Wheat Initiative launches its Strategic Research Agenda

    To meet the expected 60% raise in demand for wheat by 2050, coordination of research and significant investments are needed to increase wheat sustainable production globally. The Wheat Initiative presented today its Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) to the G20 Agricultural Chief Scientists gathered in Turkey.
  • ‘Our daily bread’: Maize farmers’ unwavering resolve despite poor harvests

    ‘Our daily bread’: Maize farmers’ unwavering resolve despite poor harvests

    Farmers in Kenya’s drylands continue grappling with very low maize yields due to frequent drought and erratic rains. Despite the availability of improved drought-tolerant maize varieties released by the Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa Project, most farmers are yet to benefit from these seeds due to a host of reasons. CIMMYT is working towards scaling up the production and delivery of these improved varieties to farmers, in close collaboration with seed companies.
  • Shedding light on a hot topic, and what the future holds

    Shedding light on a hot topic, and what the future holds

    Although climate change is a global phenomenon, its impacts vary depending on region and season. For appropriate adaptation and timely responses, we first need a better understanding of the potential impacts of climate change on maize yield and production at different spatial and temporal scales. To help fill this gap is a forthcoming article in the International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management entitled 'Maize systems under climate change in sub-Saharan Africa: potential impacts on production and food security'.
  • Maize that packs a punch in face of adversity: unveiling new branded varieties for Africa

    Maize that packs a punch in face of adversity: unveiling new branded varieties for Africa

    A total of 13 drought-tolerant hybrids have been approved for commercial production across four countries. Across them, the new hybrids also have resistance to rampant leaf diseases like maize streak virus, turcicum leaf spot and gray leaf spot.
  • In Nepal, Collective Action Helps Improve Farmers’ Incomes

    In Nepal, Collective Action Helps Improve Farmers’ Incomes

    Relatively low agricultural yields, soil erosion and labor out-migration are major challenges for monsoon-dependent agriculture in this region.

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