MAIZE partners announce a new manual for effectively managing maize lethal necrosis (MLN) disease
The manual builds on the lessons of a decade of work on MLN management in sub-Saharan Africa by CIMMYT and its partners.
The worst global food security crisis in 50 years could be already here
At lectures at Cornell University, CIMMYT director general calls for quick united action to avert the unfolding food security crisis.
Viktor Maurice Kommerell
Inspiring change through agricultural training: Women’s stories from Bangladesh
More than 40% of the global agricultural labor force is made up of women, and in the least developed countries, two in three women are employed in farming.
Russia-Ukraine conflict and global food security
Explore our analysis of how the Russia-Ukraine war will impact global food security.
BNI-enhanced wheat research wins 2021 Cozzarelli Prize
Study describing development of wheat with biological nitrogen inhibition ability from wild relative receives award for outstanding papers published in PNAS.
Sanjaya Rajaram honored with India’s civilian service award
President of India presents Padma Bhushan Award posthumously to relatives of former CIMMYT wheat program director.
Multiple breadbasket failures: Nations must address looming food emergencies
Source: The Boston Globe (28 Mar 2022)
The war in Ukraine, coupled with weather-related disruptions in the world’s major grain-producing regions, could unleash unbearable humanitarian consequences, civil unrest, and major financial losses worldwide, says Bram Govaerts.
New CIMMYT maize hybrid available from Eastern Africa highland breeding program
CIMMYT is offering a new improved maize hybrid to partners, to scale up production for farmers in the region.
Another food crisis?
The Russia-Ukraine conflict will cause massive disruptions to global wheat supply and food security. Agricultural research investments are the basis of resilient agri-food systems and a food-secure future.
Who does what in maize farming in Kenya?
Study deepens the understanding of women’s and men’s roles in maize plot management to guide gender-responsive maize breeding and seed system interventions.
Broken bread — avert global wheat crisis caused by invasion of Ukraine
Source: Nature (22 Mar 2022)
War highlights the fragility of the global food supply — sustained investment is needed to feed the world in a changing climate, Alison Bentley explains.
New endeavor fast-tracks the power of crop diversity for climate resilience
Researchers will source useful gene variations from CGIAR genebanks to develop climate-smart crops.