KALRO research station at Kiboko revamped to accelerate crop breeding
Upgraded technology at the KALRO research station will optimize breeding and seed systems’ work so that scientists can provide better varieties to farmers.
Groundnut ESA crop improvement network sets regional and country level priorities
Significant discoveries have been made for the potential improvement of production of groundnut in sub-Saharan Africa.
Researchers in East Africa add the Enterprise Breeding System to their work tools
Scientists, research technicians and data managers learn functionalities and applications of EBS during in-person training in Nairobi.
CIMMYT to lead CGIAR varietal improvement and seed delivery project in Africa
The AVISA project aims to improve the health and livelihoods of millions by increasing the productivity, profitability, resilience and marketability of nutritious grain, legumes and cereal crops.
Plant breeding innovations
Over millennia, natural selection and humans have systematically adapted the plant species that provide food and other vital products, changing their physical and genetic makeup for enhanced productivity, nutrition and resilience. Plant breeders apply science to continue improving crop varieties, making them more productive and better adapted to climate extremes, insects, drought and diseases.
Digitization equipment set to accelerate Kenya’s breeding programs
New equipment will speed up and enhance the accuracy of national breeding processes including seed preparation, data collection and inventory management.
Can we create a climate-resistant coffee in time?
Source: The Guardian (27 Apr 2021)
Matthew Reynolds talked to The Guardian’s Science Weekly podcast about the process of creating climate- and heat-resistant crops.
Fighting the stress
CIMMYT partner seed company supports smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa with stress-tolerant seed against biotic and abiotic stresses.
Q&A: A decade of improved and climate-smart maize through collaborative research and innovation
A ten-year partnership led by CIMMYT and IITA tackles climate-induced risks in maize production, developing and deploying new climate-adaptive varieties benefiting over 8 million households in sub-Saharan Africa.
Breeders take quantum leap
Molecular breeding experts learn about state-of-the-art data analysis and visualization tools at Wheat Initiative workshops.
On International Day of Women and Girls in Science, CGIAR and CIMMYT scientists share their career journeys.
Improved metrics for better decisions
National breeding programs prepped to measure – and boost – genetic gains.
Crop breeding and soil management must go hand in hand
This World Soil Day, explore how breeding success is inextricably linked to how we address soil degradation.