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Action needed to adapt maize breeding to climate change, report shows

Breeding and seed systems must immediately adapt to changing climates if major loss of maize yields is to be avoided, a new report shows.


Agriculture emissions guidelines could help meet new climate change targets, study shows

Agriculture sector should commit to specific greenhouse gas emissions targets to contribute to fight against global warming, researchers propose EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) – International scientists ha …


Cereal systems in South Asia show diverse benefits of conservation agriculture

Conservation agriculture practices are climate-smart, helping farmers adapt to climate change while minimizing greenhouse gas emissions, researchers say.


GENNOVATE

GENNOVATE is a global comparative research initiative which addresses the question of how gender norms influence men, women and youth to adopt innovation in agriculture and natural resource management …


CIMMYT marks 50 years of innovation in agricultural science for development

CIMMYT will celebrate its 50th anniversary during a three-day event from September 27 to 29, 2016, at headquarters in El Batán, near México City.


CIMMYT team wins CCAFS recognition

On 29 April, CIMMYT had a double reason to celebrate, picking up the award for “Best gender paper” and “Best science paper” (along with Bioversity), at the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Ag …


Gender bias may limit uptake of climate-smart farm practices, study shows

Farmer education programs that fail to address traditional gender roles may sideline women, limiting use of conservation agriculture techniques, reducing their ability to fight climate change.


Minimizing yield losses via conservation agriculture

Last year, climatic variability such as untimely rainfall was devastating in northwest India. Mid-season rainfall resulted in massive yield losses during winter 2014-15. Starting that season, a case s …


CGIAR

CGIAR is the only worldwide partnership addressing agricultural research for development, whose work contributes to the global effort to tackle poverty, hunger and major nutrition imbalances, and envi …


Tech-savvy women in Haryana implement precision fertilizer application

The state of Haryana, India’s breadbasket, faces a major challenge due to the excessive use of nitrogen fertilizer (N: P: K = 27.2: 9.8: 1) in agriculture. The overuse of nitrogen fertilizer in the ri …


CIMMYT-CCAFS initiative develops 500 new climate-smart villages in Haryana, India

A climate-smart farmer in Ludhiana, Punjab, India. Photo: P. Casier/CGIAR The Department of Agriculture (DoA) of the Indian state of Haryana, in collaboration with CIMMYT-CCAFS, developed an action pl …


Learning climate smart agricultural practices empowers women farmers in Haryana

Haryana is traditionally an agrarian state where many farm operations are undertaken by women; however, in this male-dominated farm society, decision-making does not involve women folk. Under CIMMYT-C …


Martin Kropff, new CIMMYT Director General, embraces science for impact

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) – Martin Kropff, who takes the helm as director general at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) this week, considers science th …


Capacity building

CIMMYT training courses play a critical role in helping international researchers meet national food security and resource conservation goals. By sharing knowledge to build communities of agricultural …


Climate-smart agriculture achievements inspire support for BISA-CIMMYT in Bihar, India

The Borlaug Institute for South Asia (BISA), CIMMYT and stakeholders are developing, adapting and spreading climate-smart agriculture technologies throughout Bihar, India. During the 2014-2015 winter …


Mobile app will power GreenSeeker use in South Asia

CIMMYT and the Borlaug Institute for South Asia (BISA) have jointly developed and launched an application for Android called “N Calculator,” to support smallholder farmers using the GreenSeeker, a com …


Climate-smart agriculture to combat global warming

Agriculture has the potential to be “part of the solution to reduce the impact of climate change,” according to Dr. R.S. Paroda, Chairman of the Trust for Advancement of Agricultural Sciences, who was …


Index insurance to safeguard farmers from climate change

“We’ve got the germplasm and improved varieties, but what can we do to overcome the hurdle of farmer adoption of these technologies?” Jon Hellin, value chain and poverty specialist for CIMMYT’s Socioe …


Index insurance to safeguard farmers from climate change

“We’ve got the germplasm and improved varieties, but what can we do to overcome the hurdle of farmer adoption of these technologies?” Jon Hellin, value chain and poverty specialist for CIMMYT’s Socioe …


CCAFS management team visits India: assessing and widening climate smart villages

The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) management team lead by Bruce Campbell, Director, CCAFS, visited CIMMYT-CCAFS action sites in India during 23-28 Aug …