Upgraded technology at the KALRO research station will optimize breeding and seed systems’ work so that scientists can provide better varieties to farmers.
Significant discoveries have been made for the potential improvement of production of groundnut in sub-Saharan Africa.
Scientists, research technicians and data managers learn functionalities and applications of EBS during in-person training in Nairobi.
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.
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.
New equipment will speed up and enhance the accuracy of national breeding processes including seed preparation, data collection and inventory management.
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.
CIMMYT partner seed company supports smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa with stress-tolerant seed against biotic and abiotic stresses.
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.
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.
National breeding programs prepped to measure – and boost – genetic gains.
This World Soil Day, explore how breeding success is inextricably linked to how we address soil degradation.