Scientists involved in a major global initiative aimed at increasing wheat yields as much as 60 percent by 2050 get a boost from U.S. government announcement of new research funds.
Reconciliation of the right to develop and environmental protection must move beyond global dialogue and be put into practice.
Climate-smart agriculture could be the solution for farmers to both cope with the impacts of climate change and reduce emissions.
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.
CIMMYT’s MasAgro program organized its first forum on grain marketing titled on 9 November.
As the global community marks World Soil Day, African smallholder farmers are contending with low yields due to low-fertility soils prevalent in most parts of sub-Saharan Africa, affecting food security for 300 million people.