CIMMYT leads innovation sprint to deliver results to farmers rapidly
Climate-resilient soil fertility management by smallholders in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
MasAgro is “a gift for Africa”
CIMMYT’s Board of Trustees were impressed with MasAgro’s outcomes in Mexico and its potential for replication in Africa.
Winner of BGRI Gene Stewardship Award announced
A research team in Mexico has been awarded the BGRI Gene Stewardship Award for their groundbreaking work on wheat breeding.
Wheat improvement: Food security in a changing climate
New textbook covers all aspects of wheat improvement, as well as rapidly evolving technologies and their potential to accelerate genetic gains and adaptation.
Getting to win-win: Can people and nature flourish on an increasingly cultivated planet?
Faced with dramatic biodiversity loss and a growing population, should farmers “share” or “spare” land? Agricultural scientists weigh in, yielding a new perspective.
Inspired by ‘enemy of world hunger’ Rajaram, national and global institutions and research centers strengthen their commitment to food security
Mexican authorities and international researchers pay tribute to World Food Prize Laureate and former wheat scientist Sanjaya Rajaram at the CIMMYT experimental station in Toluca named after him.
The worst global food security crisis in 50 years could be already here
At lectures at Cornell University, CIMMYT director general calls for quick united action to avert the unfolding food security crisis.
Supporting the growth of local maize seed industries: Lessons from Mexico
Small local seed businesses are considered key to getting new maize hybrids into farmers’ hands and, ultimately, to meeting global food security goals. MasAgro, a partnership between CIMMYT and Mexico’s Department of Agriculture, offers key insights into what has worked and some major challenges that remain.
Mexico’s seed producers honor CIMMYT work to breed and spread high-yield maize
Seed producers association lauds the research and development support behind productive, resilient maize varieties and hybrids grown on more than one million hectares in Mexico.
2021 GAP Report endorses CIMMYT’s integrated agri-food systems methodology
CIMMYT’s programs in Colombia and Mexico showcased as examples of successful public–private partnerships for sustainable agriculture, economic growth and improved nutrition.
Throwing money at the problem won’t solve world hunger
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.
Scientists bridge theory and practice to boost climate resilience in wheat
Review proposes ways to accelerate climate resilience of staple crops, by integrating proven breeding methods with cutting-edge technologies.
New CIMMYT maize hybrids available from Latin America breeding program
CIMMYT is offering a new set of improved maize hybrids to partners, to scale up production for farmers in these areas.
A view from above
CIMMYT scientists use high-powered drones and space satellite imagery to accelerate crop improvement, fight pests and diseases and help farmers make better crop management decisions.
México y EU establecen estrategia conjunta a favor de la seguridad alimentaria
Source: El Sol de México (16 May 2021)
Mexico’s Secretariat of Agriculture and Rural Development (SADER) and its counterpart in the United States reached an agreement to promote knowledge sharing and scientific collaboration on agriculture-related issues.