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.
Source: Addis Standard (1 Mar 2019)
Drawing on GENNOVATE case studies from two wheat-growing communities, the authors examine how women and men smallholders innovate with improved wheat seed, row planting and the broad bed maker.
Source: Dhaka Tribune (2 Mar 2019)
CIMMYT researchers propose long-term solutions to fighting wheat blast, including a diagnostic tool for wheat blast surveillance and a platform for open data and science to combat the fungus.
Authors examine how smallholders attempt to innovate with improved wheat seed, row planting, and the broad bed maker, introduced through the Ethiopian agricultural extension system.
Unsustainable farming practices like monocropping are impacting soil health and reducing the productivity of farms.
A new guidebook promotes improved seed and farming technologies for men and women, with the goal of increasing adoption rates.
Policy to encourage alternative crops for wheat farmers in South Asia a short-term solution at best, say CIMMYT researchers
New CIMMYT pre-commercial maize hybrids available from eastern and southern Africa breeding programsNutrition, health and food security
CIMMYT is offering a new set of improved maize hybrids to partners, to scale up production for farmers in these areas.
They show how wheat blast spreads, its potential effect on wheat production in South Asia and ways farmers can manage it.
Source: The Reporter (16 Feb 2019)
A new report shows that gender inequality in Ethiopia is hampering efforts to reach the government’s goal of wheat self-sufficiency by 2022.
The project will develop maize varieties adapted to the country’s farming conditions and will promote sustainable intensification practices among farmers.
Toledo’s research is multidisciplinary — it involves genetics and breeding knowledge, as well as statistics and computer science.
Government officials, researchers and experts developed a list of recommendations going forward.
In the northwestern province of Pakistan, CIMMYT is helping connect farmers with precision planters to support higher maize yields and incomes.
Scientists are working to catalyze local farming and help meet the rapidly rising regional demand wheat.