Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)

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Nutrition, health and food security
Press releases

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

Innovations
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 equality, youth 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.

Gender equality, youth and social inclusion
Features

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

Climate adaptation and mitigation
Features

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

Gender equality, youth and social inclusion
Features

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

Innovations
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.

Nutrition, health and 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.

Gender equality, youth and social inclusion
News

West Bengal farmer Halima Bibi recognized for success in maize production.

Climate adaptation and mitigation
Features

Science offers opportunity to curb greenhouse gas emissions related to agriculture and meet climate goals.

Innovations
News

Bottlenecks between basic and applied plant science jeopardize life-saving crop improvements.

Press releases

New study finds that wheat farmers often do not accurately identify their varieties.