Adapting growing seasons to climate change can boost yields of world’s staple crops
New research estimates impact of farmer adaptation to climate change on maize, wheat, rice, sorghum and soybean.
Scaling Scan website launched
New website offers one stop shop for scaling agricultural innovations.
In maize research, farmers’ priorities are our priorities
New CIMMYT research sheds light on farmer maize preferences in Ethiopia and western Kenya.
Refresher webinar on fall armyworm management in South Asia
Experts share latest updates, experiences, and ways forward to help farmers battle fall armyworm.
Elite maize seeds handed over to seed sector stakeholders in Nepal
A range of maize varieties that are high-yielding, climate resilient and nutritious are being introduced for the first time in Nepal.
Because error has a price
Incorrect identification of crop varieties is widespread among farmers, according to a new CIMMYT study.
Scientists step up wheat landrace conservation efforts in Afghanistan, Turkey and other countries in the region
In 2009, a team of wheat scientists from CIMMYT, ICARDA, FAO, and national partners set off on a five-year expedition across Central Asia to collect as many landraces as they could find.
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.
International scientists awarded grants supporting the HeDWIC-FFAR project to boost climate resilience in wheat
Projects will focus on developing new breeding technologies, screening tools and novel traits to improve wheat in the face of heat and drought.
CIMMYT trains next generation of scientists to tackle soil-borne pathogens
Two new graduates join pool of research leaders focused on finding new sources of resistance against these pathogens.
Scientists bridge theory and practice to boost climate resilience in wheat
Review proposes ways to accelerate climate resilience of staple crops, by integrating proven breeding methods with cutting-edge technologies.
A view from above
CIMMYT scientists use high-powered drones and space satellite imagery to accelerate crop improvement, fight pests and diseases and help farmers make better crop management decisions.
New publications: Scientists find genomic regions associated with better quality stover traits in maize for animal feed
The results of this study will allow breeders to optimize dual purpose maize varieties to sustainably feed people and their livestock.
Digital nutrient management tool reduces emissions, improves crop yields and boosts farmers’ profits
New research shows that the Nutrient Expert decision tool is better for farmers’ fields, extension services and the environment.
Solving South Asia’s sustainability issues will require a systems approach to crop management
New research shows that a portfolio of crop management practices can boost productivity while minimizing harm to the environment.