Climate change slows wheat breeding progress for yield and wide adaptation, new study finds
Increasingly unpredictable weather poses challenges for breeding widely-adapted wheat lines, but stress tolerance breeding is boosting wheat’s hardiness under rising temperatures.
High-yielding staple crops improve health and prosperity in developing countries
New research uncovers long-term impacts of Green Revolution era productivity, points out lessons for today.
A decade of world-leading maize and wheat research
Legacy websites and photo exhibition mark the closing of the CGIAR Research Programs on Maize and Wheat, and their impact on sustainable agricultural development.
Science, technology and farmers, the three pillars of CIMMYT at COP26
At global climate summit, CIMMYT scientists share adaptation and mitigation solutions for farmers, and call for increased funding for agricultural research.
Bringing wild wheat’s untapped diversity into elite lines
Researchers hypothesized that many wild wheat accessions in genebanks feature useful traits that can help diversify breeding programs.
Less water for better crops
Researchers explore how coupling automation with drip irrigation can enhance water use efficiency and productivity, especially in South Asia’s cereal-based systems.
A new vision of making profits drives mechanization service providers in Zimbabwe
Service providers offering mechanized services in Masvingo District, southern Zimbabwe realize quick gains in early months of the pilot.
Is a pluralistic seeds system a pathway to seed security in Ethiopia?
Efforts to support inclusive and equitable access to seeds by farmers should recognize the different seed systems and the complementarity of formal and informal seed systems.
Decomposing maize yield gaps to better inform policy and public investments
Scientists from Wageningen University and CIMMYT documents the magnitude, patterns, and drivers of yield gaps in sub-Saharan Africa.
World Food Day 2021: The future of food is in our hands
Sustainable agri-food systems lead to better production, better nutrition, a better environment and a better life for all.
Women in agriculture mechanization in Bangladesh
Many women are working enthusiastically as part of agriculture mechanization, as supported by CIMMYT’s CSISA-MEA project.
It’s Rural Women’s Day, from dawn to dusk
A day in the life of a farmer in India’s Odisha state, part of tribal community that has long lived off the land.
Scientists bridge theory and practice to boost climate resilience in wheat
Review proposes ways to accelerate climate resilience of staple crops, by integrating proven breeding methods with cutting-edge technologies.
Taming wheat blast
Researchers point out the future of the disease, the ways to manage it and prevent it from spreading — within and across continents.
The UN Food Systems Summit has arrived
CIMMYT and CGIAR contributions to the SDGs highlighted in new campaign.