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tag icon Innovations

Source: MIT Technology Review (18 Dec 2020)

A new seed developed by CIMMYT is boosting maize production in sub-Saharan Africa, where yields are less than a third of what they are in the US—in large part because of drought.

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tag icon Nutrition, health and food security

Source: RCN Radio (15 Dec 2020)

Natalia Palacios, Maize Quality Specialist at CIMMYT, spoke about the center’s work in Colombia and the future of maize production in the program ‘Tierra de Sueños’.

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tag icon Climate adaptation and mitigation

Source: The Third Pole (25 Nov 2020)

Once a world leading lentil producer, Nepal is now having to import them as farmers struggle with low productivity and warmer, wetter weather.

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tag icon Innovations

Source: The Himalayan Times (6 Nov 2020)

CIMMYT and Nepal’s Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development developed a digitally enabled seed information system so farmers have timely access to quality seed.

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tag icon Environmental health and biodiversity

Source: SciDev.Net (3 Nov 2020)

Wheat blast is a serious threat to wheat production and can lead to yield losses of up to 100 percent.

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tag icon Climate adaptation and mitigation

Source: Financial Express (30 Oct 2020)

Setting benchmarks for carbon sequestered or abated through farming and roping in companies to commercialize carbon credits can help agricultural income grow.

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tag icon Nutrition, health and food security

Source: Times of India (23 Oct 2020)

It’s that time of the year when pollution levels start increasing, but two factors may help north India avoid the ‘airpocalypse’ this time.

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tag icon Climate adaptation and mitigation

Source: El Universal (16 Oct 2020)

CIMMYT and Kellogg partnership seeks to increase the productivity of land and efficient use of available natural resources while mitigating the effects of climate change.

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tag icon Environmental health and biodiversity

Source: Rural 21 (9 Oct 2020)

Wheat blast poses a serious threat to rain-fed wheat production in Zambia and raises the alarm for surrounding regions and countries on the African continent with similar environmental conditions.

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tag icon Climate adaptation and mitigation

Source: CGTN Africa (9 Nov 2020)

CIMMYT maize breeder Yoseph Beyene discusses drought-tolerant maize and maize with resistance to fall armyworm.

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tag icon Environmental health and biodiversity

Source: Kenya Broadcasting Company (5 Oct 2020)

CIMMYT and partners are supporting the commercial seed sector to produce seed free from the maize cause of maize lethal necrosis.

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tag icon Nutrition, health and food security

Source: Seed World (1 Oct 2020)

CIMMYT’s seed bank preserves the genetic diversity of maize and wheat so the crops can adapt to a changing production environment.

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tag icon Nutrition, health and food security

Source: Devex (29 Sep 2020)

Farmers in South Sudan using fall armyworm-specific biological control Fawlingen have shown a 63% increase in yield compared to untreated plots.

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tag icon Climate adaptation and mitigation

Source: Down to Earth (25 Sep 2020)

Efficient use of fertilizer, adoption of zero-tillage and management of irrigation water can cut greenhouse gas emissions.

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tag icon Climate adaptation and mitigation

Source: India Science Wire (22 Sep 2020)

Approach combines farmers’ knowledge of resilient crops with ‘elite’ varieties identified by scientists.