Director General’s corner

Food security

CIMMYT’s director general and CABI’s CEO propose six ways to support family farmers.

Food security

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.

Food security

The Asian Maize Conference and expert consultation on “Maize for Food, Feed, Nutrition, and Environmental Security” was held in Ludhiana, Punjab, last week.

Food security

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.

Food security

CIMMYT’s director general Martin Kropff met with the president of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Climate change

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

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.

Innovation and technology

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.

Capacity building

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.

Food security

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.

Climate change

El Niño drought-related stress is triggering hunger and food insecurity. Investment in scientific research is key to combating such events.

Food security

One of the strongest El Niños on record is underway, threatening millions of agricultural livelihoods – and lives.

Food security

Climate-smart agriculture could be the solution for farmers to both cope with the impacts of climate change and reduce emissions.

Food security

It is clear that wherever CIMMYT is involved, we have a valuable and unique contribution to make.

Food security

If we are to be truly successful in improving the lives of farmers and consumers in the developing world, we need to base our interventions on the best evidence available.