These technologies, known as high-throughput phenotyping platforms, replace lengthy paper-based visual observations of crop trials.
CIMMYT sociologist believes there is one vital resource that remains untapped to increase food security and boost livelihoods.
Source: Undark Magazine (11 Mar 2019)
CIMMYT, USAID-funded Feed the Future and Plant Protection Society Nepal held a preventative workshop in Nepal on fall armyworm.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (9 Mar 2019)
Australian High Commissioner to Bangladesh visited female farmers adopting conservation agriculture for sustainable intensification technologies through CIMMYT project funded by ACIAR.
Source: Times of India (9 Mar 2019)
CIMMYT and Icar-Atari Ludhiana organized a workshop on the eve of International Women’s Day titled ‘Empowering rural women for addressing agricultural air pollution’.
A recent study in Ethiopia has concluded that encouraging biodiversity on and around agricultural land likely increases its productivity.
Source: Xinhua (7 Mar 2019)
Boddupalli Prasanna, director of global maize program at CIMMYT, said the maize lethal necrosis disease is under control in the region but not eradicated.
Women have the potential to be drivers of agricultural transformation.
This year the group harvested more than 3,300 kg from seven acres of land.
New publications: Identifying common genetic bases for yield, biomass and radiation use efficiency in spring wheat
The study opens the door for a series of important biological questions about the role of RUE in yield potential and in the ability to increase grain biomass.
CIMMYT was invited to discuss the findings of the EAT-Lancet Commission report and its implications for Mexico.
These entrepreneurs are breaking social barriers while improving household nutrition and livelihoods.
CIMMYT recognizes the work and leadership of Monica Mezzalama.
Farmers are reaping the benefits of SAWA hybrid, an improved maize seed variety designed to withstand drought conditions.
Source: AgroNews (4 Mar 2019)
CIMMYT and BioSense Institute jointly won the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture Inspire Challenge in 2018 for machine learning for smarter seed selection.