Researchers in Ethiopia show that well-targeted fertilizer recommendations improve fertilizer usage and productivity of maize production.
CGIAR socio-economic researchers have developed a standardized set of farm household survey questions to improve dataset comparability over space and time.
Source: Down to Earth (15 Jul 2020)
While an estimated 10 percent of India’s 44 million ha of rice is cultivated through direct seeding, the COVID-19 pandemic could lead to an increase in this practice.
Source: World Grain (15 Jul 2020)
CIMMYT scientists perform large genome-wide association study in India, Kenya and Mexico to understand yellow rust resistance in wheat.
Source: Farm Biz Africa (12 Jul 2020)
CIMMYT research affirms time and cost-saving advantages of sheller for smallholder maize farmers in Kenya.
7 ways to make small-scale mechanization work for African farmers.
A survey conducted by CIMMYT researchers collected insights from over 200 key value-chain market actors.
The “learning by doing” concept helps farmers in Zimbabwe successfully adopt sustainable agriculture principles.
Interest in farm machinery and crop diversification spike as farmers respond to COVID-19 labor shortages.
The tractor-mounted reaper saves farmers time and money and offers new sources of income.
Portal will encourage rapid, iterative experimentation and global teamwork to address spread and impact of the invasive crop pest.
CIMMYT’s work may begin with seeds, but our innovations support farmers at all stages of the value chain.
Agricultural Innovation Program (AIP) comes to a close but its impact lives on.
Source: Trouw (28 Jun 2020)
Opinions differ on if world food production could be improved if annual crops, such as maize, rice, wheat and vegetables, could be turned into perennials.
CIMMYT Scaling Advisor emphasizes importance of context and systemic thinking in how we do our research and implement projects.