Smallholder livestock farmers in Zimbabwe are rapidly increasing profits thanks to a pivot to new sustainable agriculture initiatives.
Javier Valdes, country head at Syngenta Mexico, talks about collaboration with CIMMYT.
For Mexicans, the “children of corn,” maize is entwined in life, history and tradition. It is not just a crop; it is central to their identity.
Maricelis Acevedo, newly appointed associate director for science for the Delivering Genetic Gain in Wheat project left her island home of Puerto Rico in 2003 to pursue a career as a pathologist and has been traveling the world ever since.
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.
In southern Africa close to 50 million people are projected to be affected by droughts caused by the current El Niño, write CIMMYT scientists.
New high-zinc varieties of wheat can help improve diets in some parts of India, scientists V.K. Mishra, Ramash Chand and Arun Joshi write in The Indian Express newspaper.
Conservation agriculture practices are climate-smart, helping farmers adapt to climate change while minimizing greenhouse gas emissions, researchers say.
We have to commit to also include women and others who were largely overlooked in agriculture in the past.
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.
Reconciliation of the right to develop and environmental protection must move beyond global dialogue and be put into practice.
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.
Both private and public sector research organizations must adopt data management strategies that keep up with the advent of big data if we hope to effectively and accurately conduct research.