Foundation for Food & Agricultural Research (FFAR)

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SAWBAR bestowed the Sh. VS Mathur Memorial Award 2022 upon CIMMYT scientist Ravi Singh for his pioneering work to enhance wheat productivity in India.

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Genetic analysis of the Afghan wheat landrace KU3067 reveals resistance to leaf rust and stripe rust, which can be used to develop further disease-resistant wheat varieties.

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CIMMYT is offering a new improved maize hybrid to partners, to scale up production for farmers in the region.

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A study in India highlights who does what in wheat farming to support the design of gender-responsive interventions in the region.

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New textbook covers all aspects of wheat improvement, as well as rapidly evolving technologies and their potential to accelerate genetic gains and adaptation.

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CIMMYT is offering a new improved maize hybrid to partners, to scale up production for farmers in the region.

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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.

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

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CIMMYT is offering a new improved maize hybrid to partners, to scale up production for farmers in the region.

Explainers

Over millennia, natural selection and humans have systematically adapted the plant species that provide food and other vital products, changing their physical and genetic makeup for enhanced productivity, nutrition and resilience. Plant breeders apply science to continue improving crop varieties, making them more productive and better adapted to climate extremes, insects, drought and diseases.

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Research on gender and maize looks to move beyond trait preferences at seed demand more broadly.

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Projects will focus on developing new breeding technologies, screening tools and novel traits to improve wheat in the face of heat and drought.

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CIMMYT is offering a new set of improved maize hybrids to partners, to scale up production for farmers in the region.

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Review proposes ways to accelerate climate resilience of staple crops, by integrating proven breeding methods with cutting-edge technologies.

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Meeting highlights new varieties, production growth and strengthened collaboration through Accelerating Genetic Gains in Maize and Wheat (AGG) project.