An expansive new review seeks out the key drivers of climate-resilient crop adoption to mobilize decades of scientific and development research towards the eradication of hunger by 2030.
As the world becomes increasingly digital, the international agricultural research-for-development sector needs to keep up.
Source: SciDev.Net (3 Nov 2020)
Wheat blast is a serious threat to wheat production and can lead to yield losses of up to 100 percent.
Source: Financial Express (30 Oct 2020)
Setting benchmarks for carbon sequestered or abated through farming and roping in companies to commercialize carbon credits can help agricultural income grow.
Improving global coordination of crop modeling efforts.
Monitor, Evaluation and Learning Manager uses technological tools to streamline data gathering and analysis for improved project design.
Mother-trial farmers in Zimbabwe’s Mwenezi district share their experiences, lessons and successes in adopting climate-resilient practices.
Approach can save breeders to time and money, cut waste and improve client-focused results.
The nine new maize lines are especially valuable for breeders seeking drought tolerance or tar spot complex disease resistance.
Source: Times of India (23 Oct 2020)
It’s that time of the year when pollution levels start increasing, but two factors may help north India avoid the ‘airpocalypse’ this time.
Two-year study reveals techniques to strengthen Mexican smallholder farmers’ food security.
Platform in Bihar, India uses data to design interventions to help smallholder farmers.
As the pest continues to cause damage to farmers’ fields, CIMMYT trained national agricultural partners on integrated pest management.
Equipment and safety protocols protect agricultural machinery workshop staff from COVID-19.
The testing and learning platform is working to tackle issues from adulterated seeds to crop residue burning.