As partners come together as One CGIAR to enact a bold climate-centered strategy, projects like CIMMYT and IITA’s decades-long work on climate-smart maize can help show the way forward.
Molecular breeding experts learn about state-of-the-art data analysis and visualization tools at Wheat Initiative workshops.
Former CIMMYT Wheat Program director and distinguished scientist made remarkable contributions to wheat improvement worldwide.
CIMMYT is offering a new set of improved maize hybrids to partners, to scale up production for farmers in these areas.
Fast-tracked adoption of second-generation resistant maize varieties key to managing maize lethal necrosis in Africa
Source: Africa.com (20 Jan 2021)
In combination with recommended integrated pest management practices, adopting these new varieties is an important step towards safeguarding smallholder farmers against this devastating viral disease.
CIMMYT researchers and partners are applying genomics, remote sensing and big data analysis to fortify the crop against climate-related stresses.
Eminent members of Indian diaspora honoured with the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award at PBD Convention
Source: Connected to India (11 Jan 2021)
Ravi Singh, Head of Global Wheat Improvement at CIMMYT, received the prestigious award for his invaluable contributions to wheat research and the development and training of scientists.
Webinar series from CGIAR examines the components of the crop supply chain, as part of the International Year of Plant Health.
Announcing CIMMYT-derived fall armyworm tolerant elite maize hybrids for eastern and southern Africa
Breakthrough comes after three years of intensive research and trials conducted in Kenya — and during the United Nations International Year of Plant Health — and represents a significant advance in the global fight against fall armyworm.
Source: MIT Technology Review (18 Dec 2020)
A new seed developed by CIMMYT is boosting maize production in sub-Saharan Africa, where yields are less than a third of what they are in the US—in large part because of drought.
Source: RCN Radio (15 Dec 2020)
Natalia Palacios, Maize Quality Specialist at CIMMYT, spoke about the center’s work in Colombia and the future of maize production in the program ‘Tierra de Sueños’.
A special event will make a global call to action: to develop a transformational response of agriculture for peace.
Research on impact that benefits many people, system change and sustainability.
Source: The Third Pole (25 Nov 2020)
Once a world leading lentil producer, Nepal is now having to import them as farmers struggle with low productivity and warmer, wetter weather.
CIMMYT contributes to sequencing genomes of 15 wheat varieties around the world.