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Ethiopian farmers profit from scaled-up, fast-track production of disease resistant wheat seed

More than 75,000 small-scale wheat farmers in Ethiopia’s 4 major wheat-growing regions gain access to a vital asset—over 400 tons of seed of new, disease resistant wheat varieties. 


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

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


Better farmer access to machinery eases crop residue burning in India

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

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

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 …


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

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

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

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 …


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

  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

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