The world faces the challenge of growing more wheat, responsibly and sustainably.
CIMMYT collaborates with national agricultural research institutions, non-governmental and community-based organizations, seed sector organizations, regional research networks, other CGIAR centers, private companies and advanced research institutions to tackle the problem on a global scale by providing farmers the best seed, agronomy, training and information needed to increase yields.
Among the activities of CIMMYT’s Global Wheat Program:
Provide diverse, high-yielding wheat varieties that withstand infertile soils, drought, pests and diseases.
Conduct research to help farmers exploit the full potential of improved seed while conserving soil and water resources.
Explore new market opportunities for smallholder farmers.
Provide training opportunities in wheat breeding and crop management research.
Enrique Martínez y Martínez, head of SAGARPA, and Martin Kropff, newly appointed director general at CIMMYT, held a meeting to discuss research and development priorities in the framework of their strategic collaboration.
Undernourishment affects some 795 million people worldwide – more than one out of every nine people do not get enough food to lead a healthy, active lifestyle, according to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Almost 780 million of those undernourished people live in developing countries and about 94 percent live in Asia and Africa, FAO reports.
Paula Kantor had an exceptionally sharp, analytical mind and a deep understanding of how change can empower men and women to give them greater control over their own lives, helping them shape their future direction.
There are certain things that all human beings need to survive and food is one of them. Aside from food as a biological necessity, it is also a complex cultural product shaped by agriculture, climate, geography and the pursuit of pleasure.
EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) – Globally, an estimated 800 million people do not get enough food to eat and more than 2 billion suffer from micronutrient deficiency, or “hidden hunger,” according to U.N. food agencies.