Women in West Bengal form farmer groups and cooperatives drawing on sustainable agricultural practices from CIMMYT’s SRFSI project.
New maize varieties to bolster seed sector and enhance farm productivity.
New research recommends targeted assistance and engagement with small farmers in rural Guatemala to improve livelihoods and reduce migration pressures.
Piloting the system in will begin in 2020, with more advanced functions to follow in the next three years.
The initiative increases agricultural productivity and enhances food security in Ethiopia.
Source: Bloomberg (25 Jan 2020)
CIMMYT agricultural economist Hugo De Groote notes need to monitor locusts to ensure swarms don’t threaten crops.
Farmers are increasingly adopting conservation agriculture practices. This sustainable farming method is based on three principles: crop diversification, minimal soil movement and permanent soil cover.
At international conference, plant nutrition experts highlight the important role of sustainability.
Public and private partners join forces to mitigate voracious pest.
CIMMYT scientists join fellow experts in San Diego for world’s largest plant and animal genomics conference
Researchers share their work translating the latest molecular research into breeding solutions for better maize and wheat varieties.
Source: Vice (21 Jan 2020)
Seed banks, like the one at CIMMYT’s headquarters in Mexico, are part of planning for the future of food.
Scientists use spatial price prediction models to estimate local prices that might be more relevant than the national average.
CIMMYT researcher explores the ways in which gender norms influence agricultural innovation around the world.
Source: Mexico News Daily (15 Jan 2020)
Winner acknowledges the work of INIFAP, CIMMYT and the Mexico Corn Tortilla Foundation to recuperate native maize species.
China-based CIMMYT-JAAS screening station aims for global impact in the fight against deadly Fusarium head blight.