Global Conference on Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization: efficiency, inclusiveness, and resilienceCapacity development
CIMMYT continues its dedication to mechanization as part of FAO conference. Bram Govaerts, director general, presented a keynote address.
Helping great innovations scale to successful implementation.
CIMMYT’s efforts to align with FAO recommendations to strengthen women’s roles in food systems.
The introduction of new technology has enabled farmers in West Africa to improve the quality and minimize losses of a national staple.
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.
Climate-resilient soil fertility management by smallholders in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
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.
The new farming methods can raise harvests, enrich soils, and capture and conserve moisture.
Source: New Nigerian Newspaper (20 Oct 2022)
Food crops and animal feeds produced through biotechnology innovations can now be imported into Kenya after the ban on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) was lifted.
CIMMYT and its partners are helping farmers branch out into business to improve crop yield and create job opportunities in their communities.
In collaboration with GIZ, CIMMYT’s Scaling Scan is helping Green Innovation Centers in Africa address the sustainability problem.
Source: Wilson Center (29 Jul 2022)
On the episode, ECSP Director Lauren Risi and ECSP Advisor Sharon Burke speak with Bram Govaerts, Director General of CIMMYT and his colleague Kai Sonder, head of CIMMYT’s Geographic Information System Unit, about how to address the unfolding food crisis as we simultaneously build food system resilience in the medium and long term.
Scientists step up wheat landrace conservation efforts in Afghanistan, Turkey and other countries in the regionEnvironmental health and biodiversity
In 2009, a team of wheat scientists from CIMMYT, ICARDA, FAO, and national partners set off on a five-year expedition across Central Asia to collect as many landraces as they could find.
The Initiative targets a broad range of pests and diseases affecting cereals, legumes, potato, sweet potato, cassava, banana and other vegetables.
Afghan farmers need varieties with improved traits such as heat and drought resilience, incorporating functional variation from existing landrace collections.