New WIRES initiatives to advance women’s careers in science and research
The CGIAR Women in Research and Science (WIRES) employee-led resource group recently had a virtual engagement to discuss the progress and new happenings in the group.
The democratization of innovation
The Scaling Scan is facilitating access to sustainability and growth around the world and across diverse industries.
Kenya: Scientists team up to control fall army worms
Source: Agro News (9 Nov 2022)
Scientists are working to contain the spread of fall armyworm in Kenya with naturally resistant varieties and eco-friendly solutions.
Plant health data is critical for effective policy change
Experts gathered at the FAO Science and Innovation Forum to drive forward research partnerships to curb crop loss due to pests and diseases through efficient global sharing of data.
Is food security possible without peace?
For the International Week of Science and Peace, Govaerts and Burke analyze whether it is possible to achieve food security without peace, and how the two are interlinked.
‘Perennial’ rice saves time and money, but comes with risks
Source: Science (7 Nov 2022)
Research on rice crops that do not need replanting in China is showing promising results for yield, finances and labor, and the environment.
Zambia officials promote sustainable maize cropping practices for small-scale farmers
The new farming methods can raise harvests, enrich soils, and capture and conserve moisture.
Combatting soil-borne pathogens and nematodes vital for food security
Impressions from attendees of the VIII International Cereal Nematode Symposium.
FFAR’s food security webinar at COP27 highlights need for genebank collection diversity research
Register for an online webinar as part of COP27 to learn about the role of genebanks in building climate-resilient supply chains.
Farmers introduced to stress-tolerant hybrid maize varieties
Source: Ghana Business News (2 Nov 2022)
A field day in Ghana organized by the AGG project supports farmers to adopt maize varieties with tolerance to stress.
Bringing voluntary carbon offset markets to smallholder Indian farmers
CIMMYT and ICAR partner to reward Indian farmers for utilizing climate smart agricultural practices.
Tackling wheat price rises instigated by conflict
Reduced wheat exports from Russia and Ukraine are causing an increase in price rises in countries where food security is already a concern.
Achieving sufficiency and sustainability in maize production
At the International Maize Congress, Bram Govaerts emphasized the importance of collaborative research to work towards healthy diets and sustainable systems.
From silver bullets to transition science in the CGIAR: reflections on the scalingXchange Call to Action
Recent shifts in how scaling is approached have helped alter attitudes toward how change happens, and we are now approaching a tipping point for doing scaling better.
New CIMMYT maize hybrids available from Latin America Breeding Program
CIMMYT is offering a new improved maize hybrid to partners, to scale up production for farmers in the region.