Maize breeding innovations by CIMMYT, the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), and CGIAR’s Accelerated Breeding Initiative, will deliver climate-resilient and nutritionally enriched maize varieties for farmers and consumers.
Should mineral fertilizer use be increased in sub-Saharan Africa? A team of African and European agronomists* provide a nuanced response to this question in an article published in Outlook on Agriculture. Their analysis is based on a review of the existing scientific literature and on years of field experience in sub-Saharan Africa.
Scientists and stakeholders in Africa are co-designing a network approach to improve and expand dryland crops value chains in the continent.
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.
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 EspositoNutrition, health and food security
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Insights from the CGIAR Plant Health Initiative reached new audiences at the first ever International Plant Health Conference.