Humanity relies on soils not only for food production but also for a range of vital ecosystem services, its health is essential to a healthy and food secure future.
Forging major change is never simple, but one of my top priorities upon taking the helm at CIMMYT as director general last year was to develop a new five-year institutional strategy.
What do a chapati, a matza, or couscous have in common? The answer is wheat, which is a source for one-fifth of the calories and protein consumed globally.
El Niño drought-related stress is triggering hunger and food insecurity. Investment in scientific research is key to combating such events.
One of the strongest El Niños on record is underway, threatening millions of agricultural livelihoods – and lives.
Climate-smart agriculture could be the solution for farmers to both cope with the impacts of climate change and reduce emissions.
It is clear that wherever CIMMYT is involved, we have a valuable and unique contribution to make.
If we are to be truly successful in improving the lives of farmers and consumers in the developing world, we need to base our interventions on the best evidence available.
For many farmers in the developing world, cell phones are the most accessible form of technology, but are only one of many technologies changing agriculture.
Paula had an exceptionally sharp, analytical mind and a deep understanding of how change can empower men and women to give them a better chance to influence their own lives and choose their own path.
Food security is of paramount importance, but what about nutritional security?