Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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Innovation and technology
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New study provides an extensive field-test validation of existing genetic markers for thousand grain weight; finds both surprises and promising results.

Climate change
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Global conference will serve as forum for collaboration on crop production in water-limited environments.

Gender and social inclusion
Publications

New study provides recommendations to help female-headed households cope with market volatility.

Innovation and technology
Features

This tool allows to identify varieties used by farmers and to track the adoption and impact of improved crops.

Gender and social inclusion
Publications

An agricultural organization led by indigenous Santal women is also benefiting low-income Muslim women.

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

Innovation and technology
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New leaflet highlights digital innovations for Africa as researchers share insights at the African Green Revolution Forum 2019.

Innovation and technology
Publications

Researchers analyze irrigation service providers to understand how different business models and pump types affect pricing and water conservation.

Innovation and technology
News

The small hand-operated device, which ensures the even distribution of fertilizer, could support food production, nutrition, and even the incorporation of women to farming.

Food security
Features

In demonstration plots in Kenya, smallholder farmers evaluate and rank maize varieties according to their preferred traits — a feedback that is crucial to CIMMYT’s maize breeding work.

Innovation and technology
Features

In Bangladesh, a newly available device takes the hassle out of starting the engine of two-wheel tractors, particularly for women entrepreneurs.

Climate change
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Farmers boost their climate resilience and make money as they phase out a 25-year-old maize variety and replace it with drought-tolerant BH661 seeds.

Climate change
News

In a blog post and video, Gates highlights the “essential” role of CIMMYT and other CGIAR research centers in “feeding our future.”

Health and nutrition
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Researchers urge donor agencies to support the dissemination of new blast-resistant, biofortified wheat in Bangladesh.

Food security
Features

Kenya research station offers a unique wheat science platform with global impact.