Director General’s corner
More with less: Research for intensified food production with scarcer resources and heating climates
How plant breeding helps to feed the world.
CIMMYT’s director general and CABI’s CEO propose six ways to support family farmers.
The global food system needs to be transformed to respond to the health and nutrition needs of the future. To achieve this, however, there needs to be a strong global program to prevent greater threats from climate change.
The Asian Maize Conference and expert consultation on “Maize for Food, Feed, Nutrition, and Environmental Security” was held in Ludhiana, Punjab, last week.
We have seen an increased use of improved seed, appropriate technologies and agricultural machinery, all adapted to the specific needs of African farmers. It’s time to take this progress even further.
CIMMYT’s director general Martin Kropff met with the president of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa.
With fragile food systems at the mercy of the increasingly erratic weather, they stand to lose a lot more than those of us with the resilience to bounce back.
Climate change presents a formidable challenge as one of the biggest constraints to improving food systems, food security and poverty alleviation around the world, especially for the world’s most vulnerable people.
Humanity relies on soils not only for food production but also for a range of vital ecosystem services, its health is essential to a healthy and food secure future.
Forging major change is never simple, but one of my top priorities upon taking the helm at CIMMYT as director general last year was to develop a new five-year institutional strategy.
What do a chapati, a matza, or couscous have in common? The answer is wheat, which is a source for one-fifth of the calories and protein consumed globally.
El Niño drought-related stress is triggering hunger and food insecurity. Investment in scientific research is key to combating such events.
One of the strongest El Niños on record is underway, threatening millions of agricultural livelihoods – and lives.
Climate-smart agriculture could be the solution for farmers to both cope with the impacts of climate change and reduce emissions.
It is clear that wherever CIMMYT is involved, we have a valuable and unique contribution to make.