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Innovations
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CIMMYT has been researching the use of mobile apps to provide site-specific agronomic advice to farmers.

Nutrition, health and 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.

Nutrition, health and food security

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

Nutrition, health and food security
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Money alone can’t solve Africa’s agricultural problems. International collaboration is key.

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The declining area sown to wheat worldwide, together with stockpiling by China, is masking significant risk in global wheat markets, experts at Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) in the UK caution.

Climate adaptation and mitigation

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.

Innovations
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Development initiatives are only truly successful when participants graduate, adopt and leave.

Climate adaptation and mitigation

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.

Gender equality, youth and social inclusion
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In a special interview to mark International Women’s Day, CIMMYT gender specialist Rahma Adam detailed how her research aims to improve the agricultural productivity of women in south and eastern Africa.

Gender equality, youth and social inclusion
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GENNOVATE research reveals communities with numerous women-headed households record high levels of poverty reduction.

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Despite over a decade of implementing policies and programs to promote gender equity in research, some countries have seen women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers stagnate and even decrease in some fields.

Climate adaptation and mitigation
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The potential impact of climate change on agriculture and the complexity of possible adaptation responses require the application of new research methods and tools to develop adequate strategies, writes Gideon Kruseman.

Innovations

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 development

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.

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Diversity is important for finding traits that will allow maize and wheat to be more nutritious than they are already today and so aid in meeting the demands of the future, writes Gideon Kruseman, CIMMYT ex-ante and foresight specialist