Farmers in Buhera gear up for climate-smart agriculture
Water harvesting technology trials give hope to farmers in semi-arid regions of Zimbabwe.
A deceptively simple hack boosts wheat yields in Bihar
A hotter planet was devastating wheat yields in one of India’s poorest but most fertile states. Researchers looked at the agricultural system as a whole to find a promising path forward.
Government of Zimbabwe recognizes CIMMYT for beneficial collaborations
CIMMYT is working with Zimbabwe government organizations to facilitate sustainable food security initiatives.
The IDB and CGIAR discuss the importance of strengthening agrifood systems in Latin America and the Caribbean
CGIAR’s Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean, in collaboration with the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), organized an important roundtable discussion at the beginning of February on the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) report entitled Competing in Agribusiness: Corporate Strategies and Public Policies for the Challenges of the 21st Century.
India will have record wheat production, must plan for export, says Arun Kumar Joshi
Source: The Hindu (11 Feb 2023)
Arun Kumar Joshi provides insights into why India is expecting record levels of wheat production this year.
Mini-tillers bolster Nepal maize farmers’ food supplies and profits, new study shows
Farm mechanization contributes to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals of No Poverty (SDG-1) and Zero Hunger (SDG-2), with very small farms facing acute labor shortages benefited the most.
African smallholder farmers hit hard by global food shortage: expert
Source: Africa Briefing (13 Feb 2023)
Bram Govaerts emphasizes the potential for agricultural development in Africa using nutritious indigenous crops.
Growing stronger with every season
At CIMMYT, our Women in Crop Science network is working to create a more inclusive internal and external environment. Here’s a glimpse of a day in the life of our team.
Some things have to die for others to live: Why scaling down is just as important as scaling up in the transformation of global food systems
Source: NextBillion (8 Feb 2023)
Efforts to transform global food systems typically focus on introducing/scaling new innovations/programs. Here we argue for more focus on intentionally scaling down unsustainable farming practices.
Supporting the careers of women in science
In an interview with Happy Makuru Daudi, she shares her career journey and why groundnut is a ‘woman’s crop’.
Solar powered dryers boost peanut production in Togo
The introduction of new technology has enabled farmers in West Africa to improve the quality and minimize losses of a national staple.
Staple commodities: Country can save $1.3bn annually by developing efficient storage system
Source: Business Recorder (2 Feb 2023)
The development of hermetic storage technology can help farmers in Pakistan to protect their crops post-harvest and pass on financial savings to consumers.
On Africa’s farms, the forecast calls for adaptation and innovation
Source: Gates Notes (31 Jan 2023)
Bill Gates reflects on a recent visit to a Kenyan farm to see firsthand the results of work by CIMMYT and CGIAR.
Latin American female scientists collaborate on CIMMYT-supported TechMaiz project
Women researchers from Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala and Peru work alongside each other on innovative project and build bonds in the hope of completing future projects.
Farmers harvested double yield by adopting Wengkhar Hybrid Maize 1 in Bhutan
A type of heat- and drought-tolerant maize is improving yields for Bhutanese farmers.