Lessons for gender in seed systems
Workshop participants exchange ideas on expanding opportunities for women in the seed sector.
Preserving the legacy of biodiversity
Maize and wheat seeds from all over the world are preserved at the CIMMYT genebank, used to bring new varieties to farmers, and backed up at the Global Seed Vault.
The value of research on plant resistance to insects
Entomologist and CIMMYT partner Mike Smith explains the importance of documenting the economic value of crop pest research.
One-minute science: Cesar Petroli and genomic profiles
Developing genomic profiles of DNA samples can accelerate the breeding process.
Wheat curl mites: What are they and how can we fight them?
Entomologist Punya Nachappa explains wheat curl mites, the impact of climate change and why breeding for host plant resistance is key.
ICARDA’s Mustapha El-Bouhssini explains how crop pests are moving in a warming world
Climate change will see pests moving countries and continents as conditions become more favorable.
One-minute science: Suchismita Mondal on breeding resilient wheat
Breeders are developing wheat varieties that have stable grain yield under low-water and high-temperature conditions.
One-minute science: Trent Blare and blue maize products
Consumers near Mexico City perceived blue maize tortillas to taste better. They were willing to pay up to a third more to buy them for special family events or to consume them in restaurants.
One-minute science: Khondoker Mottaleb on how to meet food demand by 2030
Studying changing food consumption patterns in the context of urbanization and economic and population growth helps plan for the future.
Bringing landraces back home, 50 years later
Half a century earlier, scientists collected and preserved samples of maize landraces in Morelos, Mexico. Now, descendants of those farmers were able to get back their ancestral maize seeds and, with them, a piece of their family history.
Fireflies, food and future systems – scientists share inspiration behind choosing science as a lifestyle
CIMMYT scientists and leaders join the International Day of Women and Girls in Science social media buzz and share stories about what inspired their careers.
One-minute science: Jelle Van Loon explains mechanization for agriculture
Mechanization is about finding solutions for farmers in rural communities.
One-minute science: Carolina Rivera explains wheat physiology
Growing the right wheat varieties is necessary to nutritiously feed a growing population in the context of environmental stress.
Harnessing research for climate-resilient wheat
A new video highlights the work of the Heat and Drought Wheat Improvement Consortium (HeDWIC) to create new climate-resilient wheat varieties.
The man who fed the world
BBC radio show Witness History focuses on the life and work of Norman Borlaug.