Q&A: How blockchain can create social and environmental impacts
Susanne Köhler discusses how this technology can be used to increase the resilience of individuals, communities and ecosystems.
100Q: Boosting household survey data usability with 100 core questions
CGIAR socio-economic researchers have developed a standardized set of farm household survey questions to improve dataset comparability over space and time.
Could coronavirus drive farmers to adopt sustainable practices in India’s breadbasket?
Interest in farm machinery and crop diversification spike as farmers respond to COVID-19 labor shortages.
Mechanized harvesting fuels rural prosperity in Nepal
The tractor-mounted reaper saves farmers time and money and offers new sources of income.
Fall armyworm survey marks CIMMYT’s first research project in Laos
Hot on the trail of fall armyworm, CIMMYT builds local research partnerships in Southeast Asia.
Launching the AgriFoodTrust platform
New testing and learning platform aims to build the knowledge base for trust and transparency technologies in food systems.
Blast and rust forecast
New project to deliver wheat disease warnings directly to farmers’ phones in Bangladesh and Nepal.
Crowdsourced data feeds fall armyworm surveillance in Bangladesh
Web app helps extension agents and farmers monitor the spread of fall armyworm.
Smartphones drive data collection revolution, boost climate-smart agriculture in Bangladesh
For the first time widespread monitoring examines how farmers are coping with climate stresses.
New project strengthens capacity to fight fall armyworm in Bangladesh
Public and private partners join forces to mitigate voracious pest.
Policy brief highlights opportunities to promote balanced nutrient management in South Asia
CSISA publishes policy and research note on how to develop balanced nutrient management innovations in the region.
What is wheat blast?
Wheat blast is one of the most fearsome and intractable wheat diseases in recent decades. It spreads through infected seeds, crop residues as well as by spores that can travel long distances in the air, posing a major threat to wheat production in tropical areas.
Breaking Ground: Pieter Rutsaert looks to better marketing for faster adoption of climate-smart maize in Africa
Markets and value chains expert studies seed demand and distribution, with the aim to help agro-dealers and seed businesses better market improved seed.
Breaking Ground: P.H. Zaidi helps Asian farmers get healthy harvests despite climate variability
CIMMYT maize physiologist supports development of new climate-resilient maize varieties that help resource-poor Asian farmers protect their food and income security.
New publications: Exploring how women seize control of wheat–maize technologies in Bangladesh
An agricultural organization led by indigenous Santal women is also benefiting low-income Muslim women.