Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)

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News

National breeding programs prepped to measure – and boost – genetic gains.

Blogs

This World Soil Day, explore how breeding success is inextricably linked to how we address soil degradation.

Climate change
Features

Systems agronomist transforms farmers’ livelihoods through improved crop performance and soil health, promoting sustainable techniques that mitigate climate change effects.

Food security
News

Genomic-wide association study evaluated samples from Bolivia and Bangladesh for blast-resistant genes.

Food security
Press releases

Researchers in Zambia confirm the arrival of this devastating fungal disease to the African continent.

Food security
Features

Case studies from Ethiopia and Rwanda show adaptable fertilizer rates may help tree-based smallholder farmers, thus providing them with options to cope with COVID-19-imposed fertilizer shortages.

Capacity development
Videos

New online training takes farmers and service providers though a visual journey on the use of conservation agriculture-based sustainable intensification methods.

Gender and social inclusion
Features

On International Youth Day, CIMMYT captures images of sub-Saharan African youth to celebrate their immense contributions to agriculture, farming systems, service provision and research and development.

Innovation and technology
Features

7 ways to make small-scale mechanization work for African farmers.

Climate change
Features

Interest in farm machinery and crop diversification spike as farmers respond to COVID-19 labor shortages.

Innovation and technology
Features

The two-wheel tractor has proven its worth in Africa’s smallholder farms thanks to the FACASI project.

Innovation and technology
Features

As the current pandemic and restrictions create labor constraints, CIMMYT experts discuss the role scale-appropriate farm machinery can play in addressing them.

Capacity development
News

Women in West Bengal form farmer groups and cooperatives drawing on sustainable agricultural practices from CIMMYT’s SRFSI project.

Business Development Manager
Food security
Explainers

Wheat blast is one of the most fearsome and intractable wheat diseases in recent decades. It spreads through infected seeds, crop residues as well as by spores that can travel long distances in the air, posing a major threat to wheat production in tropical areas.