Technology offers a route to better information sharing for farmers. CIMMYT research examines whether a mobile app is the right solution.
Agricultural businesses are investing in maize to reduce Nepal’s reliance on imports of the crop and to improve the experiences of farmers.
Source: Wilson Center (29 Jul 2022)
On the episode, ECSP Director Lauren Risi and ECSP Advisor Sharon Burke speak with Bram Govaerts, Director General of CIMMYT and his colleague Kai Sonder, head of CIMMYT’s Geographic Information System Unit, about how to address the unfolding food crisis as we simultaneously build food system resilience in the medium and long term.
Source: Corteva (10 Aug 2022)
Genetic analysis plays a vital role in tackling crop diseases such as wheat stem rust, which can be financially devastating for farmers.
Scientists in the Yaqui Valley, Mexico, release six decades of wheat research evidencing opportunities for improved wheat growth and yield.
CIMMYT supports the development of site-specific fertilizer recommendations to increase rice productivity in Nepal.
Value chain stakeholders united to review the status of durum wheat production and marketing in Ethiopia and the prospective role of digital agricultural services.
Source: The Kathmandu Post (6 Aug 2022)
Climate-resilient seeds can help sustain Nepal’s agricultural productivity and crop development, experts say.
This metagenomics study examines how application of organic material alters soil microbial populations and functionality in soil from permanent beds with residue retention.
Adjusting the sowing dates for wheat in eastern India will increase untapped potential production by 69%, new research shows, helping to ensure food security and farm profitability as the planet warms.
Novel technology to reduce the complexity of maize seed production and increase maize hybrid yields in farmer’s fields
Collaborative field evaluations reveal promising results for sub-Saharan Africa’s low input maize farming systems and commercial seed production.
CIMMYT supports practical solutions to the ongoing global wheat crisis by understanding consumer acceptance of foods baked from blended wheat flour.
Scientists step up wheat landrace conservation efforts in Afghanistan, Turkey and other countries in the region
In 2009, a team of wheat scientists from CIMMYT, ICARDA, FAO, and national partners set off on a five-year expedition across Central Asia to collect as many landraces as they could find.
As the Russia-Ukraine conflict continues, practical actions now can build food system resilience.
Cropping diversity, soil-enriching crops, and adding organic material to soils can boost food-crop yields for farmers who can’t apply fertilizer.