New Publications: Mitigating climate change effects on food security

December 7, 2017

A new study on climate change patterns indicates that climate change could reduce total crop production 23 percent by 2050


New publications: How climate-smart is conservation agriculture?

November 23, 2017

A new study shows that while CA is well suited to helping farmers adapt to, and even increase profits in changing climates, there is considerable uncertainty about how much CA contributes to the mitig …


No-burn agriculture by 2022 is possible

November 23, 2017

NEW DELHI – Crop residue burning in northwest India contributes to nearly a quarter of Delhi’s air pollution in the winter months, creating a crisis situation and public health emergency every year in …


Campaign against residue burning seeks to make India’s “food bowl” sustainable

October 27, 2017

In the 1960s, India became the center of the Green Revolution. Today, India needs a new Green Revolution.


Scaling sustainable agriculture in South Asia

October 11, 2017

A two-day regional policy dialogue on scaling conservation agriculture for sustainable intensification in South Asia was held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from September 8-9, 2017.


New Publications: Study shows benefits and trade-offs of conservation agriculture in southern Africa

February 23, 2017

CIMMYT with other partners combined empirical data and results from a cropping system model to quantify benefits and trade-offs of CA in southern Africa.


Pakistani farmers adopt new and improved agronomic techniques

October 11, 2016

The Agricultural Innovation Program Agronomy’s annual meeting was held in Islamabad, Pakistan, on 2-3 August 2016.


GENNOVATE

March 16, 2016

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 …


FAO has its finger on the ‘pulse’ when it comes to food security

February 9, 2016

Pulses, an annual leguminous crop yielding from one to 12 seeds, are essential in the fight for food security due to their nutrient value and their key role in crop rotations through the ability to fi …


New findings on gender gap in conservation agriculture

November 26, 2015

Interview with Clare Stirling, co-author of a new paper, reveals almost no conservation agriculture studies consider gender and gender relations as a factor that may explain low adoption rates.


Study reveals challenges in southern Africa’s soil carbon uptake

November 23, 2015

Cheesman in a direct-seeded maize-soybean rotation in Chavakadzi village, Shamva District, Zimbabwe. Photo: Christian Thierfelder A new study led by ETH Zürich graduate Stephanie Cheesman, along with …


XXI Latin American Maize Meeting

November 13, 2015

Bolivia’s National Agricultural, Livestock and Forestry Innovation Institute (INIAF) and the CIMMYT-Colombia office organized the XXI Latin American Maize Meeting (XXIRLM) held in Santa Cruz de la Sie …


Building India’s national capacity in conservation agriculture

October 23, 2015

Participants received hands-on training on CA technologies and visited several participatory and strategic trials. Photo: Kiranjot Kaur/CIMMYT. It is estimated that as of 2013, nearly 1.5 million hect …


Green manure crop cover reduces need for mineral fertilizer in Africa

October 5, 2015

Green manures are an affordable and environmentally friendly alternative to fertilizer for many farmers in southern Africa.


Minimizing yield losses via conservation agriculture

September 28, 2015

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 …


Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)

September 28, 2015

Achieving sustainable food security in a world with a growing population, changing diets and a changing climate is a major challenge. More food is needed in the future but climate change means less fo …


Sustainable intensification in China: doing more with less

September 21, 2015

Transplanting rice seedlings into ZT wheat stubble in Litong, China. Photo: Yuan Hanmin As part of CIMMYT’s ongoing collaboration with the Ningxia Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences and the …


Smart mechanization is a continuous improvement process: the case of a conservation agriculture machinery manufacturer

September 21, 2015

Martín Sánchez develops machines for conservation agriculture based on CIMMYT prototypes. The building of local capacities is one of the objectives MasAgro pursues to achieve the adoption of conservat …


SIMLESA-Mozambique learns more about conservation agriculture technologies in Brazil

August 13, 2015

Three agriculturalists from the Sustainable Intensification of Maize-Legume Cropping Systems for Food Security in Eastern and Southern Africa (SIMLESA)–Mozambique made a training visit to Brazil on 3- …


CIMMYT farm mechanization project attracts wide coverage by Ethiopian media

August 13, 2015

It is not often that conservation agriculture, the subject of numerous scholarly articles and dissertations, gets wide coverage from the mainstream media in Ethiopia. It is thus remarkable that the me …