The AVISA project aims to improve the health and livelihoods of millions by increasing the productivity, profitability, resilience and marketability of nutritious grain, legumes and cereal crops.
An outstanding wheat cytogeneticist and professor, she peacefully passed away a few weeks shy of her 102nd birthday.
CIMMYT director general urges stronger international cooperation to buffer the shock in food-insecure countries and drive a shift to resilience.
Local authorities praised Head of Global Wheat Improvement Ravi Singh for his contribution to the state’s agricultural development.
Source: The Guardian (14 Apr 2022)
“We’ll never get back all the diversity we had before, but the diversity we need is out there,” says Matthew Reynolds, head of wheat physiology at CIMMYT.
The new HAFIZ project will increase access to mechanization and promote conservation agriculture practices.
Documentary features CIMMYT and Alliance scientists contributing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture.
Source: The Guardian (15 Apr 2022)
As climate breakdown and worldwide conflict continue to place the food system at risk, seed banks from the Arctic to Lebanon try to safeguard biodiversity.
At lectures at Cornell University, CIMMYT director general calls for quick united action to avert the unfolding food security crisis.
Explore our analysis of how the Russia-Ukraine war will impact global food security.
Study describing development of wheat with biological nitrogen inhibition ability from wild relative receives award for outstanding papers published in PNAS.
President of India presents Padma Bhushan Award posthumously to relatives of former CIMMYT wheat program director.
Source: The Boston Globe (28 Mar 2022)
The war in Ukraine, coupled with weather-related disruptions in the world’s major grain-producing regions, could unleash unbearable humanitarian consequences, civil unrest, and major financial losses worldwide, says Bram Govaerts.
CIMMYT is offering a new improved maize hybrid to partners, to scale up production for farmers in the region.
Study deepens the understanding of women’s and men’s roles in maize plot management to guide gender-responsive maize breeding and seed system interventions.