New research highlights opportunities to deepen engagement with private sector for increasing impact from cereal breedingCapacity development
Contributions reflect the breadth of perspectives and expertise within CGIAR and beyond, calling for more demand-oriented variety development and seed delivery.
International scientists awarded grants supporting the HeDWIC-FFAR project to boost climate resilience in wheatClimate adaptation and mitigation
Projects will focus on developing new breeding technologies, screening tools and novel traits to improve wheat in the face of heat and drought.
CIMMYT is offering a new set of improved maize hybrids to partners, to scale up production for farmers in the region.
Sanjaya Rajaram, former CIMMYT Wheat Program Director, has been recognized with the Padma Bhushan Award for his contributions to wheat improvement worldwide.
Researchers evaluate the use of genomic selection in wheat breeding against deadly fungal disease.
How interactions among hidden enemies and drought effects grain yield and disease severity in bread wheatEnvironmental health and biodiversity
CIMMYT scientists in Turkey investigated the effect of soil borne diseases individually and in combination with drought on morphological and physiological traits in wheat germplasm.
Increasingly unpredictable weather poses challenges for breeding widely-adapted wheat lines, but stress tolerance breeding is boosting wheat’s hardiness under rising temperatures.
Fruits and vegetables are essential, but there are three reasons why it takes cereals to feed the worldClimate adaptation and mitigation
In addition to macronutrients and micronutrients, staple cereals are important sources of bioactive food components.
Source: Forbes (29 Dec 2022)
Pooja Bhatnagar-Mathur, a Principal Scientist at CIMMYT, says aflatoxin, a toxin produced from soil fungus and found in groundnuts like peanuts, is a serious public health and food safety problem around the globe.