CIMMYT’s historic Toluca station will host a new rapid generation advancement and speed breeding facility to accelerate genetic gains in wheat.
Trial results highlight the long-term benefits of conservation agriculture-based weed management.
Source: Forbes México (25 Jul 2020)
Agriculture in Mexico has not stopped during the COVID-19 pandemic, but has had to reinvent itself.
Source: World Grain (15 Jul 2020)
CIMMYT scientists perform large genome-wide association study in India, Kenya and Mexico to understand yellow rust resistance in wheat.
Source: Phys.org (16 Jun 2020)
CIMMYT and University of Cordoba studied 54 kinds of wheat to analyze response to high temperatures.
Source: Reforma (16 Jun 2020)
CIMMYT calls on companies and government to support sustainable and resilient food systems to prevent the COVID-19 health crisis from becoming a food crisis in Mexico.
Source: La Journada (5 Jun 2020)
On World Environment and amidst a global pandemic, the Mexican Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development highlights example of CIMMYT’s MasAgro project.
The use of corn husk as veneer has helped a town to preserve maize biodiversity, protect the environment and reduce migration.
As the current pandemic and restrictions create labor constraints, CIMMYT experts discuss the role scale-appropriate farm machinery can play in addressing them.
CIMMYT representatives discuss the impact of the pandemic on Mexico and why CIMMYT works towards more resilient agri-food systems with healthier and more prosperous people.
Source: The Manila Times (26 May 2020)
Mexican designer Fernando Laposse partnered with CIMMYT and works with a village of Mixtec farmers to transform unused maize husks into furniture.
Maize and wheat seeds from all over the world are preserved at the CIMMYT genebank, used to bring new varieties to farmers, and backed up at the Global Seed Vault.
The 2020 IAAA award recognizes groundbreaking data systems and tools helping more than 150,000 farmers in Mexico.