Blogs

Climate change
In the media

Source: Down to Earth (25 Sep 2020)

Efficient use of fertilizer, adoption of zero-tillage and management of irrigation water can cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Climate change
In the media

Source: India Science Wire (22 Sep 2020)

Approach combines farmers’ knowledge of resilient crops with ‘elite’ varieties identified by scientists.

Food security
Videos

The Nobel Peace Center, Mexico’s government and CIMMYT celebrate the International Day of Peace and honor the legacy of Norman Borlaug, who saved one billion lives because “You can’t build peace on empty stomachs.”

Food security
Press releases

New project will research and promote the adoption of sustainable farming method and practices.

Features

External review confirms the impact and achievements of the CGIAR Research Program on Wheat and its vital partnerships.

Innovation and technology
Blogs

The status quo anchors our minds to the past. Good change management can shake this up. Here are four ways plant breeding programs can ready themselves for the big changes we need to make.

Food security
Features

Experts from Ethiopia and Kenya join CIMMYT and other partners to renew a long-standing collaboration under the auspices of the new AGG project.

Innovation and technology
News

Study shows how the Crop-loss Assessment Monitor could help improve loss assessment and make crop insurance more efficient.

Innovation and technology
In the media

Source: Phys.org (11 Sep 2020)

Scientists complete one of the largest genetic analyses ever done of an agricultural crop to find desirable traits in wheat’s extensive and unexplored diversity.

Innovation and technology
Features

Tremendous impact is arising from the longstanding cooperation between CIMMYT’s maize and wheat programs and national programs in countries where CIMMYT works.

Food security
Features

Case studies from Ethiopia and Rwanda show adaptable fertilizer rates may help tree-based smallholder farmers, thus providing them with options to cope with COVID-19-imposed fertilizer shortages.

Food security
Press releases

A team of scientists has completed one of the largest genetic analyses ever done of any agricultural crop to find desirable traits in wheat’s extensive and unexplored diversity.

Food security
In the media

Source: All Africa (10 Sep 2020)

African Green Revolution Forum panel discussed and policies to encourage small and medium-enterprise (SME) growth.

Climate change
In the media

Source: Green Biz (10 Sep 2020)

CIMMYT’s drought-tolerant maize is boosting farmers’ yields and incomes, directly improving millions of lives.

Gender and social inclusion
Features

The new AGG project aims to respond to the climate emergency and gender nexus through gender-intentional product profiles for its improved seed varieties and gender-intentional seed delivery pathways.