Improve rural women’s financial access to help solve hunger
Gender equity is one of the best solutions for hunger. Why? The numbers speak for themselves.
From science to impact: a chat with women scientists at CIMMYT
Martin Kropff sits down with scientists involved in maize breeding, wheat quality and crop data to discuss their successes and passion behind the work that they do to help CIMMYT and CGIAR reach the Sustainable Development Goals.
Out with the old, in with the new
CIMMYT’s tried and tested approaches in varietal turnover and decades of experience in strengthening maize and wheat seed systems have a lot to contribute to CGIAR’s plan of building robust food systems by 2030.
The cereals imperative of future food systems
The world urgently needs a transformation of the global food system, leading to healthier diets for all and a drastic reduction in agriculture’s environmental impact. The major cereal grains must play a central role in this new revolution for the benefit of the world’s poorest people.
More with less: Research for intensified food production with scarcer resources and heating climates
How plant breeding helps to feed the world.
Six investments to help family farmers thrive in the next decade
CIMMYT’s director general and CABI’s CEO propose six ways to support family farmers.
The impact of climate inaction on food security
The global food system needs to be transformed to respond to the health and nutrition needs of the future. To achieve this, however, there needs to be a strong global program to prevent greater threats from climate change.
Experts at Asian Maize Conference express concern over growing incidence of fall armyworm
The Asian Maize Conference and expert consultation on “Maize for Food, Feed, Nutrition, and Environmental Security” was held in Ludhiana, Punjab, last week.
Planting the seed of agricultural innovation in Africa
We have seen an increased use of improved seed, appropriate technologies and agricultural machinery, all adapted to the specific needs of African farmers. It’s time to take this progress even further.
Forecast drought: ED engages experts
CIMMYT’s director general Martin Kropff met with the president of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa.
Climate disasters are closing in. Why have we forgotten farmers?
With fragile food systems at the mercy of the increasingly erratic weather, they stand to lose a lot more than those of us with the resilience to bounce back.
Breakthroughs in agriculture for action on climate change
Climate change presents a formidable challenge as one of the biggest constraints to improving food systems, food security and poverty alleviation around the world, especially for the world’s most vulnerable people.
Healthy soils for a healthy, food secure future
Humanity relies on soils not only for food production but also for a range of vital ecosystem services, its health is essential to a healthy and food secure future.
Strategizing for the future: adapting to a changing agricultural landscape
Forging major change is never simple, but one of my top priorities upon taking the helm at CIMMYT as director general last year was to develop a new five-year institutional strategy.
Global wheat breeding returns billions in benefits but stable financing remains elusive
What do a chapati, a matza, or couscous have in common? The answer is wheat, which is a source for one-fifth of the calories and protein consumed globally.