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Blogs

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Genetic trials in the region will continue throughout 2024 and 2025 to establish a baseline for genetic gains and to enable the assessment of the breeding pipeline’s progress in the coming years.

Blogs

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Success stories witnessed in India, Pakistan, and Nepal underscore the transformative potential of this approach, offering a beacon of hope for agricultural communities in South Asia and beyond.

Features

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Building on a partnership spanning more than five decades, Indian and CIMMYT wheat scientists, policymakers and farmers forge a transformation path, applying innovations that ensure national food security and resource conservation.

Publications

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New study by CIMMYT researchers shows how multi-temporal, high-resolution satellite images can be used effectively to monitor breeding maize and wheat breeding plots in diverse environments.

Press releases

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HeDWIC and FFAR awarded grants to five wheat research projects in 2022 to protect the crop from climate change and other threats.

News

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Upgraded technology at the KALRO research station will optimize breeding and seed systems’ work so that scientists can provide better varieties to farmers.

News

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The CGIAR Initiative on Market Intelligence releases two reports on a framework for informing crop breeding and future market segments for hybrid maize.

Publications

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New CIMMYT research sheds light on farmer maize preferences in Ethiopia and western Kenya.

News

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CIMMYT is happy to announce seven new, improved tropical maize hybrids that are now available for uptake by public and private sector partners.

Publications

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A study on the physical disturbance of soil shows that it drives changes in soil properties and affects soil microbial activity.

Publications

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The goals for breeding new crops have been changed by the rising demands for climate-ready crops, originating from the urgent need to adapt to climate change.

Press releases

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Register for an online webinar as part of COP27 to learn about the role of genebanks in building climate-resilient supply chains.

In the media

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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.