Year: 2020

Innovations
Features

The initiative increases agricultural productivity and enhances food security in Ethiopia.

Nutrition, health and food security
In the media

Source: Excelsior (26 Jan 2020)

CIMMYT germplasm bank samples are the basis for development of new maize seeds used in the MasAgro Program.

Nutrition, health and food security
In the media

Source: Bloomberg (25 Jan 2020)

CIMMYT agricultural economist Hugo De Groote notes need to monitor locusts to ensure swarms don’t threaten crops.

Climate adaptation and mitigation
Explainers

Farmers are increasingly adopting conservation agriculture practices. This sustainable farming method is based on three principles: crop diversification, minimal soil movement and permanent soil cover.

Climate adaptation and mitigation
Features

At international conference, plant nutrition experts highlight the important role of sustainability.

Nutrition, health and food security
Features

Public and private partners join forces to mitigate voracious pest.

Nutrition, health and food security
Videos

Growing the right wheat varieties is necessary to nutritiously feed a growing population in the context of environmental stress.

Innovations
Features

Researchers share their work translating the latest molecular research into breeding solutions for better maize and wheat varieties.

Nutrition, health and food security
In the media

Source: Vice (21 Jan 2020)

Seed banks, like the one at CIMMYT’s headquarters in Mexico, are part of planning for the future of food.

Innovations
News

Scientists use spatial price prediction models to estimate local prices that might be more relevant than the national average.

Gender equality, youth and social inclusion
Features

CIMMYT researcher explores the ways in which gender norms influence agricultural innovation around the world.

Nutrition, health and food security
In the media

Source: Mexico News Daily (15 Jan 2020)

Winner acknowledges the work of INIFAP, CIMMYT and the Mexico Corn Tortilla Foundation to recuperate native maize species.

Nutrition, health and food security
Press releases

China-based CIMMYT-JAAS screening station aims for global impact in the fight against deadly Fusarium head blight.

Nutrition, health and food security
In the media

Source: El Universal (12 Jan 2020)

Research shows that conservation agriculture under irrigation conditions increases yields and soil organic carbon, even in poor quality soil.

Gender equality, youth and social inclusion
News

Seed systems play a major role in Africa’s agricultural transformation — but are they gender-friendly?