Toledo’s research is multidisciplinary — it involves genetics and breeding knowledge, as well as statistics and computer science.
In the northwestern province of Pakistan, CIMMYT is helping connect farmers with precision planters to support higher maize yields and incomes.
Abdul Fatah, Khanal and Molero are helping pave the way for the next generation of female scientists.
Projects are looking at scaling strategies to go beyond the numbers reached within a project and include sustainability and transformation.
Tamaya Peressini’s project aimed to evaluate adult plant resistance to tan spot in wheat.
Traits sought include better resilience under high temperatures, drought conditions or the attacks of rapidly-evolving crop diseases.
A new study explores how conservation agriculture in southern Africa supports spider populations and diversity, which could help mitigate pest damage.
Trials of the Nutrient Expert app showed improved yields, fertilizer-use efficiency and increased profits for farmers.
In 2018, we published more than 200 stories related to maize and wheat science around the world. Here are some of our favorites.
Young farmer’s investment in a reaper saves him time, money and dignity, while helping others in the community.
With multi-sector support for climate-sensitive practices, African farmers can boost food security and resilience
Conservation agriculture has potential to conserve soils, improve yields and limit environmental impacts.
Breaking Ground: Tek Sapkota finds ways to reduce emissions from agriculture without compromising food security
He is one of the lead authors of the “Special Report on Climate Change and Land” of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
“At the production stage, soils have an important role to play in reducing carbon emissions.”
Climate is the most important challenge farmers face, because “they’re just influenced by it and there is little that they can do,” explains Luisa Volpe of the World Farmers Organization.