Financially-accessible mechanization options are reducing labor and providing further job opportunities for smallholders in Zimbabwe.
Impressions from attendees of the VIII International Cereal Nematode Symposium.
CIMMYT and its partners are helping farmers branch out into business to improve crop yield and create job opportunities in their communities.
Massive study of breeding lines across environments pinpoints genomic regions associated with yield potential and stress-resilience in bread wheat.
International gathering highlights cutting edge efforts to improve yields, nutrition, and climate change resilience of a globally vital staple food.
In an interview for BBC Newsday, Abeyo explained African countries’ potential to boost wheat production, and how CIMMYT is helping.
“At the production stage, soils have an important role to play in reducing carbon emissions.”
Climate is the most important challenge farmers face, because “they’re just influenced by it and there is little that they can do,” explains Luisa Volpe of the World Farmers Organization.
New scientific research into “layering” climate smart agriculture techniques shows promise, demonstrating the potential for crop adaptability to climate change.
Crop genetic gains remain too low, and international scientists are making a concerted effort to determine how best to increase yields.
To celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science, CIMMYT asked women involved in agricultural science to share their views on what they would like to see change.
Farmers in India are benefitting from technological innovations that can help prevent damaging smog levels in the capital Delhi and other areas.
World Food Prize laureates have joined forces with an international alliance battling the fall armyworm, an aggressive pest indigenous to the Americas with a voracious appetite, and now widespread throughout Africa.
Gene editing technology could revolutionize the way scientists breed high-yielding drought, disease and pest resistant, high quality plant seeds, greatly reducing the time it currently takes to develop new varieties