Scaling impact of dryland crops research through regional crop improvement networks
Scientists and stakeholders in Africa are co-designing a network approach to improve and expand dryland crops value chains in the continent.
Building towards a climate-smart agriculture future through harnessing crop modeling
A workshop supports participants to grow their crop modeling expertise, with the aim of improving the use of tools in Zimbabwe and the rest of Africa.
Five strides forward for CGIAR crop breeding resources and services
One CGIAR’s Breeding Resource Initiative is moving forward on an array of shared services, capacity development programs and technical support.
Digital Press Briefing with U.S. Special Envoy for Global Food Security Dr. Cary Fowler, and USAID Global Food Crisis Coordinator Dina Esposito
Source: U.S. Department of State (19 Jan 2023)
Cary Fowler and Dina Esposito highlight CIMMYT’s work in southern Africa to address food insecurity.
The importance of germplasm in protecting nature
At COP15, CIMMYT scientists highlighted the significance of DSI in conserving, exploring, and utilizing biodiversity as part of efforts to sustainably nourish the global population in a nature positive manner.
Partnership approach to maize development praised in new study
Maize varieties with connections to CGIAR germplasm account for 34% of the total maize area in 2015 in 18 sub-Saharan African countries, discover researchers.
New WIRES initiatives to advance women’s careers in science and research
The CGIAR Women in Research and Science (WIRES) employee-led resource group recently had a virtual engagement to discuss the progress and new happenings in the group.
Plant health data is critical for effective policy change
Experts gathered at the FAO Science and Innovation Forum to drive forward research partnerships to curb crop loss due to pests and diseases through efficient global sharing of data.
Farmers introduced to stress-tolerant hybrid maize varieties
Source: Ghana Business News (2 Nov 2022)
A field day in Ghana organized by the AGG project supports farmers to adopt maize varieties with tolerance to stress.
Partnerships crucial for protecting plant health
Insights from the CGIAR Plant Health Initiative reached new audiences at the first ever International Plant Health Conference.
AGG-Maize project registers impressive progress
Achievements and next steps discussed at the review meeting in Nairobi, Kenya.
Ecological farming a boon for staple crop farmers in Africa, new study finds
Cropping diversity, soil-enriching crops, and adding organic material to soils can boost food-crop yields for farmers who can’t apply fertilizer.
CGIAR Plant Health Initiative formally launched on the International Day of Plant Health
The Initiative targets a broad range of pests and diseases affecting cereals, legumes, potato, sweet potato, cassava, banana and other vegetables.