Mexico Agriculture: Thrive on the Shift from Efficiency to Resiliency
Source: AgNews (29 Dec 2022)
CIMMYT Director General Bram Govaerts looks at challenges facing Mexican and global agricultural systems.
A sustainable solution to micronutrient deficiency
Zinc and provitamin A biofortified maize genotypes have potential to reduce hidden hunger in Nepal.
For women in Ivory Coast, processing cassava no longer has to be a grind
Mechanical grinders and presses are transforming cassava production in Ivory Coast and empowering women.
A reluctant farmer changes the fortune of his inherited land
Ravi Ranjan took to farming after the death of his grandfather and, despite his initial apprehension about working in agriculture, has never looked back.
Improved nitrogen use can boost tomato yields
Scientists research whether nitrogen use efficiency (NUE) and tomato production in Nepal can be improved with better utilization of nitrogen fertilizer.
Building capacities in genetic resources and seed production strengthens collaboration ties between Guatemala and CIMMYT
More than 20 participants attended the genetic resources and seed production courses delivered by CIMMYT scientists in Antigua, Guatemala.
Seven new CIMMYT maize hybrids available from Southern Africa Breeding Program
CIMMYT is happy to announce seven new, improved tropical maize hybrids that are now available for uptake by public and private sector partners.
Rear fish in a rice paddy? Old ways can future-proof food production
Source: South China Morning Post (18 Dec 2022)
CGIAR scientists share the importance of testing new research models for integrated aquatic and terrestrial production systems.
How a policy to address a groundwater shortage inadvertently increased air pollution in northern India
Source: Tech and Science Post (15 Dec 2022)
The seemingly small shift in the planting season had a cascading effect that delayed the fire season by about two weeks and exacerbated air pollution.
Sustainability of rice production in the Northwestern Indo-Gangetic Plains
Scientists determine nitrogen use could be reduced without impacting rice yields for sustainability of rice production in Northwestern Indo-Gangetic Plains.
The importance of germplasm in protecting nature
At COP15, CIMMYT scientists highlighted the significance of DSI in conserving, exploring, and utilizing biodiversity as part of efforts to sustainably nourish the global population in a nature positive manner.
Combining improved seed varieties and index insurance to address drought losses
Source: VoxDev (5 Nov 2022)
Paswel Marenya, Adoption and Impact Assessment Economist at CIMMYT, explains on a podcast how bundling genetic and financial technologies can make small-scale agriculture more resilient and productive.
Smallholder farmers embrace climate-smart seed and mechanization fairs
Around one thousand farmers flocked to a recent two-day climate-smart seed and mechanization fair in Zimbabwe’s Masvingo district, signaling strong interest in these two climate adaptation strategies.
A renewed CGIAR can better support South Asia to determine its food future
Source: Mongabay (13 Dec 2022)
Temina Lalani-Shariff, Regional Director of South Asia at CGIAR, explains CGIAR is evolving so that it can continue to be the scientific partner of choice for national research institutes and governments.
How does physical disturbance of soil impact carbon mineralization?
A study on the physical disturbance of soil shows that it drives changes in soil properties and affects soil microbial activity.