Wheat scientists eye USDA $3.4 million in new funds to boost yields
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.
Balancing economy and ecology: agriculture vs. nature
Reconciliation of the right to develop and environmental protection must move beyond global dialogue and be put into practice.
Agriculture can help the world meet climate change emission targets
Climate-smart agriculture could be the solution for farmers to both cope with the impacts of climate change and reduce emissions.
Gender bias may limit uptake of climate-smart farm practices, study shows
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.
Towards inclusive and sustainable grain marketing
CIMMYT’s MasAgro program organized its first forum on grain marketing titled on 9 November.
African maize farmers get support to mitigate impact of poor soils
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.