Research Themes

Health and nutrition
Features

Study gives insight into Mexican consumers’ preferences and demand for blue maize tortillas.

Food security
Videos

BBC radio show Witness History focuses on the life and work of Norman Borlaug.

Food security
News

The work of laureate Simon N. Groot has helped smallholder farmers to enhance vegetable production and has improved the diets of millions.

Food security
Features

The world urgently needs a transformation of the global food system, leading to healthier diets for all and a drastic reduction in agriculture’s environmental impact. The major cereal grains must play a central role in this new revolution for the benefit of the world’s poorest people.

Food security
Features

Can you imagine a world without maize and wheat? We can’t!

Gender and social inclusion
Photos

On the International Day of Rural Women, October 15, meet farmers who are leading their families and their communities to a better life.

Gender and social inclusion
Features

Long-term research on climate-smart agriculture in Malawi has improved the productivity, resilience and prospects of Mary Twaya, a single mother of three.

Innovation and technology
News

New study provides an extensive field-test validation of existing genetic markers for thousand grain weight; finds both surprises and promising results.

Gender and social inclusion
Publications

New study provides recommendations to help female-headed households cope with market volatility.

Gender and social inclusion
Publications

An agricultural organization led by indigenous Santal women is also benefiting low-income Muslim women.

Innovation and technology
Publications

Researchers analyze irrigation service providers to understand how different business models and pump types affect pricing and water conservation.

Innovation and technology
Publications

Paper describes mindset and skills required to go from pilot project to sustainable systemic change at scale.

Upcoming Events

  1. Wheat Diversity & Human health

    October 22 - October 24
  2. African Plant Breeders Association (APBA) conference

    October 23 - October 25
  3. 7th International Cereal Nematodes Symposium

    November 3 - November 6
  4. Conservation Agriculture: Gateway for Sustainable Intensification of Smallholder Systems

    November 18 - November 30
  5. Second International Crop Modelling Symposium (iCROPM2020)

    February 3, 2020 - February 5, 2020