Source: Mexico Business News (29 Jun 2023)
In Mexico, there are different examples of regenerative agriculture projects led by international organizations, such as CIMMYT’s partnership agreement with Nestlé and Bimbo that have helped rural communities to improve their productive processes through regenerative farming practices.
Govaerts was confirmed for a 5-year tenure (2023-2028) after acting as interim leader of CIMMYT since 2021.
Improving the distribution and use of nitrogen fertilizer — skewed by price hikes and outdated subsidies — can raise maize, wheat, and rice production in Africa and South Asia, while saving on fertilizer and addressing both food security and climate crisis concerns, a new study finds.
Source: Science and Technology Daily (29 Jun 2023)
Awais Rasheed, an adjunct scientist at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), recently spoke to Science and Technology Daily about his pleasant experience working in China and the importance of international cooperation to address the global food security crisis.
Bram Govaerts calls for support among CIMMYT, CGIAR, and African researchers.
Source: World-Grain.com (26 Jun 2023)
DSSAT wheat models showcase the impact of temperature, heat stress, water balance and drought stress in large wheat yield reductions due to climate change for Africa and South Asia.
Source: Dawn (25 Jun 2023)
The wheat simulation models have been widely used to study diverse cropping systems, as growing conditions and the impact of climate change on wheat vary across the globe. Simulations for South Asian countries suggested a different magnitude of climate change impacts, particularly due to warmer temperatures.
After ten years working at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) and CGIAR, Martin Kropff is retiring as Managing Director for Resilient Agri-food Systems at CGIAR.
Visit to Southern Africa AID-I Rapid Delivery Hub partners and intervention sites highlights strong partnerships bringing sustainable innovations to Zambia.
CIMMYT and BWMRI host international training program on surveillance and management strategies for wheat blastCapacity development
Wheat researchers, government extension agents, and policy makers gather in Bangladesh to develop their skills in pathology, breeding, agronomy, integrated disease management and agricultural extension technologies.
Source: AgNews (19 Jun 2023)
CIMMYT, in collaboration with the ACRCP, widened the pool of resistance genes available to wheat breeders as part of a project phase to understand the interactions between rusts and their cereal hosts.
Source: News 18 (16 Jun 2023)
Temina Lalani-Shariff, CGIAR regional director for South Asia, explains how mechanization technologies sustainably manage land and water systems for smallholders, enhancing food security and promoting gender equality in agriculture.
Wheat output in Africa and South Asia will suffer severely from climate change by 2050, modelling study showsClimate adaptation and mitigation
Crop simulation models predict that climate change will lower global wheat production by 2050 in Africa and South Asia, where food security is already threatened.
Source: Foodtank (16 Jun 2023)
In a new publication in Frontiers in Ecology, Sieg Snapp, Sustainable Agrifood Systems director, encourages researchers to generate findings and knowledge in collaboration with local communities to meet local needs and advance progress around the Sustainable Development Goals.
CIMMYT trains scientists in product profile-based maize breeding for increased genetics gains.