by Rachel Cramer August 22, 2018
Farmers frequently encounter trade-offs between maximizing short-term profits and ensuring sustainable, long-term production. Santiago López-Ridaura, a senior scientist at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), says these trade- …
by Mike Listman, Rachel Cramer July 18, 2018
Despite the rising interest in advanced methods to discover useful genes for breeding in crops like wheat, the role of crop physiology research is now more important than ever, according to Gemma Molero, a wheat physiologist at the International Maize …
by Rachel Cramer June 21, 2018
Tom Hagen is combining his expertise in crop breeding and IT to help researchers and farmers be more successful.
by Rachel Cramer May 30, 2018
Farmers and agricultural policymakers frequently encounter tough decisions with complex trade-offs. Selecting which crop to plant next season, for example, would be much easier with a crystal ball. Wei Xiong, a senior scientist at the International Mai …
by Matthew O'Leary May 17, 2018
Intrigued by the unique relationship food crops have to their geographical environment, Lorena Gonzalez dedicated her passion for geomatic technology to collect site-specific farm data that is revolutionizing the way researchers tackle hunger.
by Laura Strugnell April 19, 2018
Terry Molnar is helping farmers face these challenges by using the natural diversity of plants to unlock desirable genetic traits inside food crops.
by Jennifer Johnson March 12, 2018
Mike Olsen, upstream research coordinator for CIMMYT maize program, works with scientists to use new technologies to increase breeding program efficiency and genetic gain.
by Katelyn Roett February 14, 2018
Breaking Ground is a regular series featuring staff at CIMMYT EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) — Over the next 50 years, the world’s population is set to be more than 9 billion. To feed this amount of people food production will need to more than double. Doi …
by Matthew O'Leary November 30, 2017
Leonard Rusinamhodzi works with African farmers to innovate farming systems in the face of climate change.
by Mike Listman November 1, 2017
Scientist Clare Stirling describes how agriculture can reduce its emissions and adapt to climate change.