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March 2021

IYPH webinars: A One Health approach

March 31, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
(Online)

Webinar series from CGIAR examines the components of the crop supply chain, as part of the International Year of Plant Health.

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April 2021

High-level dialogue on Feeding Africa: Leadership to scale up successful innovations

April 29, 2021 - April 30, 2021
(Online)
Free

Forum participants will identify ways to expand activities, financing and partnerships that promote Africa’s agricultural transformation through technology and innovation.

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June 2021

Agricultural innovation driving achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals

June 1, 2021 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am CDT
(Online)

Panelists will discuss how collaboration with international partners and within the CGIAR can contribute to the momentum leading up to the One CGIAR’s arrival at the 2021 Food Systems Summit.

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July 2021

Scaling and systems change in agriculture

July 20, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am CDT
(Online)

Discussing the interface and tensions between scaling innovations and dealing with contextual issues in Africa.

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Maize seed quality assurance & quality control (QA/QC) in sub-Saharan Africa

July 22, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EAT
(Online)

Part of the Maize Seed Systems Development in Africa webinar series.

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August 2021

Advanced Wheat Improvement Course 2021 — Remote

August 2, 2021 - October 1, 2021
(Online)
Participants in CIMMYT's 2011 advanced-level Wheat Improvement and Pathology training program examine and take notes on seedling infection type in response to wheat leaf rust, stripe rust and stem rust. (Photo: X. Fonseca/CIMMYT)

A unique professional development opportunity for mid-career scientists.

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September 2021

Early Career Maize Breeding Online Course

September 3, 2021 - September 26, 2021
(Online)

A unique professional development opportunity for early career scientists in Africa.

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CIMMYT at AGRF 2021: Rehabilitating acid soils for food security in Africa

September 6, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm EAT
(Online)

During AGRF 2021 Summit, CIMMYT and AGRA will host a side event to provide evidence on how rehabilitating acid soils is important for improved productivity and resilient food security.

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Book launch: Sustainable intensification of maize-legume systems for food security in eastern and southern Africa (SIMLESA)

September 9, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm EAT
(Online)

On September 9 2021, the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) and stakeholders in the region will launch the book that reveals the results of SIMLESA and identifies possible ways forward for sustainable intensification. 

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Wheat to eat: accelerating plant breeding to address global food & nutrition security

September 24, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am CDT

On 24 September 2021, the IWGSC will organize a webinar entitled "Wheat to eat: accelerating plant breeding to address global food & nutrition security" presented by Alison Bentley (CIMMYT).

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October 2021

BGRI 2021 Virtual Technical Workshop

October 6, 2021 - October 8, 2021
(Online)

Global Resilience: Science, Epidemics, and the Future of the Wheat Community

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November 2021

2nd International Agrobiodiversity Congress

November 15, 2021 - November 18, 2021
(Online)

Experts, practitioners and policymakers will showcase scientific findings and innovative nature-based solutions, policies, and practices using agrobiodiversity that can make our food systems more sustainable.

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January 2022

Basic Wheat Improvement Course 2022

January 31 @ 8:00 am - May 27 @ 10:00 am CST
(Online)

The Basic Wheat Improvement Course provides an overview of basic concepts in genetics, conventional breeding, statistics, plant physiology and pathology, as well as the integration of new technologies into breeding pipelines. 

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March 2022

Global commodity prices and food security: Navigating new challenges and learning from the past

March 9 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am EST
(Online)

A panel of experts will analyze the increase of agricultural commodity prices and fertilizer prices, in the context of the crisis in Ukraine, and compared to earlier price spikes in 2007/08 and 2010/11.

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May 2022

Launch of the CGIAR Plant Health Initiative

May 12 - May 13
Nairobi, Kenya, and online
CGIAR Plant Health Initiative

The initiative aims to protect agriculture-based economies of low- and middle-income countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America from devastating pest incursions and disease outbreaks.

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