Q&A: Regenerative agriculture for soil health
Farming system harnesses the power of biology to rebuild soil organic matter, diversify crop systems, and improve water retention and nutrient uptake.
New CGIAR Initiative to catalyze resilient agrifood systems in eastern and southern Africa
The Ukama Ustawi Initiative will help millions of vulnerable smallholders in 12 countries transition from maize-mixed systems to sustainably intensified, diversified, and de-risked agrifood systems.
New publications: Caste-gender intersectionalities in wheat-growing communities in Madhya Pradesh, India
Study reveals gaps and interactions between caste, gender and agricultural decision-making.
Inspired by ‘enemy of world hunger’ Rajaram, national and global institutions and research centers strengthen their commitment to food security
Mexican authorities and international researchers pay tribute to World Food Prize Laureate and former wheat scientist Sanjaya Rajaram at the CIMMYT experimental station in Toluca named after him.
A new seed policy ushers in a new era of hybrid seed business in Nepal
Source: Agrilinks (26 Apr 2022)
A change in policy by the Nepalese government in February 2022 opens up space for private seed companies to be involved in seed variety development, evaluation and distribution to farmers.
Turning data swamps into data lakes
New metadata schema will make it easier for scientists to find and reuse open-access data.
CIMMYT to lead CGIAR varietal improvement and seed delivery project in Africa
The AVISA project aims to improve the health and livelihoods of millions by increasing the productivity, profitability, resilience and marketability of nutritious grain, legumes and cereal crops.
Celebrating the life of Rosalind Morris, trailblazer for women in agriculture
An outstanding wheat cytogeneticist and professor, she peacefully passed away a few weeks shy of her 102nd birthday.
Experts analyze the impact of the Russia-Ukraine war on global food and energy systems
CIMMYT director general urges stronger international cooperation to buffer the shock in food-insecure countries and drive a shift to resilience.
CIMMYT scientist recognized at the Day of the Farmer in Sonora
Local authorities praised Head of Global Wheat Improvement Ravi Singh for his contribution to the state’s agricultural development.
Our food system isn’t ready for the climate crisis
Source: The Guardian (14 Apr 2022)
“We’ll never get back all the diversity we had before, but the diversity we need is out there,” says Matthew Reynolds, head of wheat physiology at CIMMYT.
Turning the mechanization wheels on Zimbabwe’s small-scale farms
The new HAFIZ project will increase access to mechanization and promote conservation agriculture practices.
CGIAR research highlighted among climate innovations to meet net zero emissions
Documentary features CIMMYT and Alliance scientists contributing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture.
Seed banks: the last line of defense against a threatening global food crisis
Source: The Guardian (15 Apr 2022)
As climate breakdown and worldwide conflict continue to place the food system at risk, seed banks from the Arctic to Lebanon try to safeguard biodiversity.