Crops to End Hunger (CtEH)


Genomic selection is a promising tool to select for spot blotch resistance and index-based selection to select for spot blotch resistance, heading and plant height.


Researchers use genome-wide association mapping approach to identify new regions with resistance to the disease.

In the media

Source: The Washington Post (22 Nov 2021)

Harvard Professor Gabriela Soto Laveaga stresses the importance of tackling hunger as more than a technical problem to be addressed through scientific advancement alone, praising CGIAR for its community-centered approach to food systems amid the climate crisis.

Nutrition, health and food security

The 2019 Borlaug Dialogue explored solutions to feed the planet sustainably in the face of conflict and climate change.

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