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August 2023

Unleashing the power of millets: innovations, challenges, and opportunities

August 24, 2023

The United Nations (UN) declared 2023 as the International Year of Millets. As a crop indigenous to Africa and Asia, millets, along with other dryland cereals, have the potential to enhance global food security by making nutritious and affordable diets more accessible to families. CIMMYT is scaling-up millet cultivation amid a rapidly changing global climate, which has placed pressure to safeguard food systems. In commemoration of the International Year of Millets, CIMMYT invites you to an upcoming webinar: Unleashing the…

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September 2023

Africa Food Systems Forum 2023 (AGRF)

September 5, 2023 - September 8, 2023

The Africa Food Systems Forum 2023 Summit will take place in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from September 5-8, 2023, under the theme: "Recover, Regenerate, Act: Africa’s Solutions to Food Systems Transformation." Recover, Regenerate, Act focuses on recovering food systems after multiple shocks with youth and women at the center; regenerating food systems by restoring natural capital through adaptation, innovation, and technological innovations for a changing climate; and acting through improved investments and policy implementation. The summit will highlight the political, policy and…

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Scaling Scan Digital Tool

September 14, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am CST

The Scaling Scan is a user-friendly tool to explore what is required to scale innovation in a specific context, the implications this has for project management and collaborations, and the potential trade-offs on the environment as well as social dynamics. It is based on ten ingredients that represent the enabling environment for an innovation and have a significant impact on whether a scaling ambition can be realistically achieved. The first version of the Scaling Scan was launched in 2017 following…

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FAO Global Conference on Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization

September 27, 2023
Rome, Italy

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is organizing the first-ever Global Conference on Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization (GAMC), under the theme of  “Efficiency, Inclusiveness and Resilience” from September 27-29, 2023. The GAMC will discuss context-specific interventions that enable the optimization of agricultural mechanization efficiencies combined with the minimization of the deleterious effects of agricultural mechanization systems on the environment. Bram Govaerts, CIMMYT director general will participate in the Plenary Session 1 on Wednesday, September 27, and add value…

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7th IWYP Program Conference

September 27, 2023 - September 28, 2023

The International Wheat Yield Partnership (IWYP) represents an innovative global collaboration between public and private research organizations to increase funding and advocacy for wheat research. IWYP aims to raise wheat's genetic yield potential by 50% in the next 20 years. From September 27-28, 2023, IWYP will hold its 7th program conference under the theme, "Evaluating Progress and Moving to the Next Phase to create Impact." Sessions will cover research project results, outcomes from development hubs, and cutting-edge technologies to enhance…

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October 2023

The Middle East and North Africa Climate Week 2023

October 8, 2023 - October 12, 2023

The Middle East and North Africa Climate Week (MENACW) will take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, from October 8-12, 2023, hosted by the government of Saudi Arabia. The event is part of a series of Regional Climate Weeks leading up to COP28 in Dubai. Under the theme, "Forging Pathways for Sustainable and Resilient Buildings in the MENA Region", MENACW will cover four major topics to explore how these will shape regional climate change mitigation and food security goals: energy systems…

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Climate Change and Food Security: Plant Science Roles Virtual Seminar

October 17, 2023

"Molecular Plant", a plant health journal, will host an online seminar on October 17-18, 2023. The two-session seminar will bring together researchers to discuss food security, climate change and plant health. Kevin Pixley, director of the Dryland Crops and Global Wheat programs at CIMMYT, will present a recently published paper, "Redesigning crop varieties to win the race between climate change and food security," on October 17, 2023, at 8:00-8:30 p.m. (GMT-6). The paper assembled scientists from CIMMYT, the Alliance of…

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Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week

October 23, 2023 - October 27, 2023

Panama will host the 2023 Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week in Panama City from October 23-27, 2023.  Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week is one the four regional climate weeks taking place this year ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference COP28 in Dubai. The week-long conference will cover issues of important relevance to CIMMYT and CGIAR: food security, sustainable development, climate change mitigation and policy advocacy, all within the context of the Latin America and Caribbean region. CIMMYT's…

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3rd African Plant Breeders Association (APBA) Conference

October 23, 2023 - October 26, 2023

The African Plant Breeders Association (APBA) Conference was initiated in 2019 to disseminate the latest knowledge and achievements in the field of agriculture, to enhance research and development (R&D) for sustainable agriculture production systems in Africa. CIMMYT researchers will join plant breeders, students, private companies and national agriculture policymakers to share research advancements in line with CIMMYT's 2030 Strategy to achieve more resilient agrifood and cropping systems for greater food security in the region. Register for side events and see…

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2023 Borlaug Dialogue

October 24, 2023 - October 26, 2023

The Norman E. Borlaug International Dialogue, also known as the "Borlaug Dialogue" and the "premier global agriculture conference," addresses contemporary issues related to nutrition and food security. The dialogue brings together more than 2,000 people from over 60 countries. The conference lasts three days and assembles scientists, policymakers, business executives and farmers to strengthen partnership to tackle hunger and malnutrition. Florence Ochieng harvests green maize on her 105-acre family farm near Kitale, Transnzoia. (Photo: CIMMYT) The 2023 theme Harnessing Change…

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The development of millet value chains and processing

October 31, 2023

Join us for an informative webinar on millet value chains and innovative processing methods. Millets, often referred to as "smart crops," are gaining recognition for their nutritional, ecological and economic value. This webinar will bring together researchers, experts and practitioners to explore the development of millet value chains, discover sustainable processing techniques and understand the immense future potential of these ancient grains. Moderator: Kevin Pixley, director of the Dryland Crops program Session topics: The development of millet value chains or…

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November 2023

Exploring the Scientific Approach of SAS in CIMMYT: Sieglinde Snapp’s Upcoming York Lecture

November 1, 2023

The upcoming ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting will be a collaborative event hosted by The American Society of Agronomy, the Crop Science Society of America, and the Soil Science Society of America. From October 29 to November 1, 2023, in St. Louis, Missouri, this meeting serves as a gathering point for leading experts and key stakeholders, providing a platform to delve into recent agronomy, crop science, and soil science developments. Committed people will have a space to give their input, so…

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COP 28 – UN Climate Change Conference 2023

November 30, 2023 - December 12, 2023

CIMMYT will join CGIAR and partners at the 2023 UN Climate Change Conference (COP 28) in Dubai, UAE, to address climate change and food security. Through collaboration, knowledge sharing and innovative science, CIMMYT and partners can strengthen the productivity, sustainability and resilience of agrifood systems. We can equip farmers with the know-how and innovations they need to produce more nutritious food with fewer resources, protect natural resources and biodiversity, and adapt to rapidly evolving environments. CIMMYT joins global efforts at…

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December 2023

Millet processing and progress on understanding pearl millet rancidity

December 5, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC+3

As part of the Dryland Crops Program webinar series on the International Year of Millets, CIMMYT invites you to an upcoming webinar on Millet processing and progress on understanding pearl millet rancidity. When: Tuesday, December 5, 2023, from 4:00-5:00 pm East Africa Time. Please click the link below to join the webinar:   SESSION/ACTIVITY TIME (EAT) SPEAKER Welcome 4:00pm-4:05pm Moderator: Harish Gandhi 4:05-4:25pm Dayakar Rao   4:25-4:35 pm Pieter Rutsaert and Pauline Muindi 4:35-4:45pm Anindya Bandyopadhyay Q & A…

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January 2024

Webinar series: Accelerated Innovation Delivery Initiative (AID-I), Southern Africa Rapid Delivery Hub

January 30 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm CAT

The Southern Africa Accelerated Innovation Delivery Initiative (AID-I) Rapid Delivery Hub, or MasAgro Africa, is part of the U.S. government's global hunger and poverty initiative, Feed the Future (FtF). The project is a joint diplomatic and development response by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Department of State. AID-I provides critical support to smallholders in Malawi, Tanzania, and Zambia by improving access to the latest agricultural innovations in demand-led and market-based approaches to increase food…

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