Martin Kropff and John Snape joined leaders from CGIAR centers worldwide in an open letter to the heads of state at the 70th UN General Assembly in New York.
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.
Wheat bred by the CGIAR consortium of agricultural researchers has a huge global reach.
PLC6 is a term used to refer to an advanced stage of hybrid testing at Syngenta, a partner of the Affordable, Accessible, Asian (AAA) Drought Tolerant Maize Project. Four hybrids, representing combinations of Syngenta and CIMMYT germplasm are currently at PLC6 in big plots at multiple locations. The trajectory of this process points to pilot marketing of a limited quantity of hybrid seed in 2016 and a full market launch in 2017.
Food shortages will escalate due to climate-change related production shocks and the international community must prepare to respond to price increases and social unrest.
Government of Zimbabwe and CIMMYT to establish maize lethal necrosis (MLN) quarantine facility at MazoweCapacity development
A modern quarantine facility will be established this year to safely import maize breeding materials and proactively breed for MLN resistance and tolerance.