Year: 2017

Climate adaptation and mitigation
Features

Farmers in India are benefitting from technological innovations that can help prevent damaging smog levels in the capital Delhi and other areas.

Nutrition, health and food security
Climate adaptation and mitigation
News

Women and youth help lead efforts to adopt climate-friendly farming and safeguard indigenous maize yields.

Publications

A new study examined over 700 independent studies to find out if Conservation Agriculture works in a variety of environmental conditions in tropical areas.

In the media

Source: Financial Times (7 Nov 2017)

Research into future-proof crops is needed to combat hunger, conflict and migration.

Nutrition, health and food security
News

CIMMYT wheat physiologist Matthew Reynolds presents a new proposal for expanding the wheat network to include other major food crops and speed farmers’ adoption of vital technologies.

Climate adaptation and mitigation
Features

New insurance products geared towards smallholder farmers can help them recover their losses, and even encourage investment in climate-resilient innovations.

News

Zhonghu He, CIMMYT distinguished scientists and country liaison office in China, was one of a small number of scientists invited to the recent 19th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party. He was selected based on his outstanding contributions in wheat research.

Climate adaptation and mitigation
Features

India needs to tackle greenhouse gas emissions from its rice and livestock sectors according to a study by CIMMYT and partners.

Nutrition, health and food security
Features

World Food Prize laureates have joined forces with an international alliance battling the fall armyworm, an aggressive pest indigenous to the Americas with a voracious appetite, and now widespread throughout Africa.

Climate adaptation and mitigation
Features

Scientist Clare Stirling describes how agriculture can reduce its emissions and adapt to climate change.

Innovations
Features

Gene editing technology could revolutionize the way scientists breed high-yielding drought, disease and pest resistant, high quality plant seeds, greatly reducing the time it currently takes to develop new varieties

News

In the 1960s, India became the center of the Green Revolution. Today, India needs a new Green Revolution.