Growing up on a small farm in India’s northwest Punjab state, Kanwarpal Dhugga was a young boy when the first Green Revolution wheat varieties arrived in his village.
Access to genetic data can revolutionize research partnerships and lead to major benefits for crop breeders aiming to help smallholder farmers boost yields, says geneticist Cesar Petroli.
More than two-thirds of CIMMYT seed collections are now backed-up in the vault on an island in the icy Barents Sea, north of mainland Norway.
Carolina Sansaloni’s passion for genetics began when she was at university in Argentina, an interest that grew as she moved on to receive her master’s and doctoral degrees in molecular biology.
Molecular analysis research by Deepmala Sehgal has led to the discovery of novel genes for yield, disease resistance and climate resilience in previously little-used wheat genetic resources.
Jiafa Chen has helped identify new genetic resources that have been used in breeding new maize varieties that withstand environmental and biological stresses.
Global research networks must overcome nationalist and protectionist tendencies to provide technology advances the world urgently needs.
Conserving and using agricultural biodiversity to create better crops can help meet several sustainable development goals and stave off further species extinctions.
Researchers improve global collaboration on harnessing genes in breeding that can help the crop withstand the effects of climate change.
An online learning platform created in partnership with the Seeds of Discovery (SeeD) initiative will revolutionize the project’s capacity development efforts.
Public initiatives key to harnessing genetic diversity for food security, says genetic resources expertNovember 3, 2016
Public initiatives to facilitate the use of genetic resources must be promoted to demonstrate the value they add to agriculture for development and food security.
EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) – A pledge of $10,000 by international plant breeding company KWS has given a big boost to an online crowdfunding initiative aiming to help maintain the world’s largest maize …
A pledge of $10,000 by international plant breeding company KWS has given a big boost to an online crowdfunding initiative aiming to help maintain the world’s largest maize and wheat germplasm bank.
In southern Mexico and Central America a fungal maize disease known as tar spot complex is decimating yields, threatening local food security and livelihoods.
GE crops are as safe to eat as conventionally bred crops and have benefited the environment and ecosystem diversity, according to a new study
A new video aimed at raising awareness among farmers about high-yielding, drought-tolerant maize varieties is set for distribution in eastern Kenya.
MasAgro Biodiversidad (Biodiversity), a component of CIMMYT’s Sustainable Modernization of Traditional Agriculture project, studies and characterizes maize and wheat genetic diversity for use in breed …
MasAgro Wheat, a component of CIMMYT’s Sustainable Modernization of Traditional Agriculture program, conducts research on wheat genetics and physiology to improve plant structure, increase the resilie …
Efforts to meet agricultural needs of women farmers to bolster global food security took shape in CIMMYT’s early days.
Gender balance is science is imperative to obtain the best results said CIMMYT scientist Sarah Hearne on the International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2016.