CIMMYT scientist helps breeders meet complex and stringent market demands for high-quality wheat.
Source: Devex (4 May 2020)
Leaders from CIMMYT, Harvest Plus and Clinton Development Initiative discuss need for smallholder farmers to be resilient against shocks — pandemics, droughts or crop infestations.
Publication analyzes success factors of Wheat Seed Scaling project, which has benefited more than 131,000 rural households in Ethiopia.
Researchers in Kenya and Uganda are incorporating sensory preferences like taste, smell or texture into maize breeding.
Source: The Nation (27 Apr 2020)
CIMMYT, Clinton Development Initiative and Harvest Plus work together to make drought-tolerant and vitamin A biofortified maize available to farmers in Malawi.
The world’s largest public research network on food systems, of which CIMMYT is a member, is looking for qualified individuals to join its new One CGIAR Common Board.
Malawian smallholders tackle challenges together using the farmer field school approach.
Source: Dhaka Tribune (22 Apr 2020)
CGIAR centers recommended Bangladesh to ensure transportation of food and the flow of crucial inputs to farmers through market systems.
New project to deliver wheat disease warnings directly to farmers’ phones in Bangladesh and Nepal.
Source: Fortune (18 Apr 2020)
Biodiversity loss poses dangers for the robustness of the environment, the safety of our food supply chain and potential exposure to pandemics.
Source: The Hindu Business Line (17 Apr 2020)
New study in India reports conservation agriculture increases crop yield and income, reduces the use of natural resources, and offers climate benefits.
CIMMYT postharvest specialist tests drying and storage technologies to help reduce grain losses.
New analysis shows benefits of conservation agriculture to crop performance, water efficiency and climate action in South Asia.
Entomologist and CIMMYT partner Mike Smith explains the importance of documenting the economic value of crop pest research.
The number of the world’s hungry could double and trade restrictions will harm food importing nations, experts say.