CGIAR Initiative to increase resilience, sustainability and competitiveness in Latin America and the Caribbean
The new AgriLAC Resiliente Initiative will increase resilience, ecosystem services and the competitiveness of agrifood innovation systems in the region.
Taming wheat blast
Researchers point out the future of the disease, the ways to manage it and prevent it from spreading — within and across continents.
Preventing and protecting against wheat blast
Cross-regional collaboration brings wheat blast protection to farmers in Bangladesh and Brazil.
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.
Breaking Ground: Fernando H. Toledo researches new models of analysis under simulated scenarios
Toledo’s research is multidisciplinary — it involves genetics and breeding knowledge, as well as statistics and computer science.
Breaking Ground: Breeder Marcela C. Andrade bolsters maize with hardiness from ancestral races
Traits sought include better resilience under high temperatures, drought conditions or the attacks of rapidly-evolving crop diseases.
Breaking Ground: Francelino Rodrigues on high-tech farming
Francelino Rodrigues’ expertise in precision agriculture brings a high-tech element to CIMMYT’s field trials.
Farmer livelihoods at risk as wheat blast disease emerges in Bangladesh
International scientists are on high alert as they develop tactics to fight wheat blast in Bangladesh, which is affecting a large portion of the country’s wheat growing area.
Food security successes earn ‘sultan of wheat’ World Food Prize
Sanjaya Rajaram, 2014 World Food Prize laureate, is credited with producing 480 wheat varieties, leading to increased yields and food for more than 1 billion people a year.