Closing the investment gap for sustainable agriculture
Source: Global Trade Review (16 Jan 2023)
The Ukraine crisis has triggered spikes in food and fertilizer prices, increasing poverty and hunger worldwide. But with a significant financing gap in investments aimed at supporting food systems, could unlocking new markets prove a fruitful way of mitigating food insecurity?
Exotic wheat DNA helps breed ‘climate-proof’ crops
Source: Phys.org (10 Jan 2023)
Wheat containing exotic DNA from wild relatives benefits from up to 50 percent higher yields in hot weather compared with elite lines lacking these genes, according to a new study.
The democratization of innovation
The Scaling Scan is facilitating access to sustainability and growth around the world and across diverse industries.
CIMMYT delivers seed to Svalbard Global Seed Vault
Maize and wheat seeds stored in Svalbard are essential for protecting global biodiversity for future generations.
Is uptake of rust-resistant wheat linked to gender equality?
CIMMYT presents data to Tropentag on potential benefits of women participation in household decisions on crop farming and variety selection.
Partnerships crucial for protecting plant health
Insights from the CGIAR Plant Health Initiative reached new audiences at the first ever International Plant Health Conference.
Addressing the Global Food Crisis: CIMMYT Experts Weigh In
Source: Wilson Center (29 Jul 2022)
On the episode, ECSP Director Lauren Risi and ECSP Advisor Sharon Burke speak with Bram Govaerts, Director General of CIMMYT and his colleague Kai Sonder, head of CIMMYT’s Geographic Information System Unit, about how to address the unfolding food crisis as we simultaneously build food system resilience in the medium and long term.
How to shockproof staples in a looming global food crisis
As the Russia-Ukraine conflict continues, practical actions now can build food system resilience.
Ecological farming a boon for staple crop farmers in Africa, new study finds
Cropping diversity, soil-enriching crops, and adding organic material to soils can boost food-crop yields for farmers who can’t apply fertilizer.
Essential actions to mitigate the food crisis, stabilize supply and transition to greater agrifood system resilience
Experts propose short-, medium- and long-term practical actions to respond to the looming global food crisis catalyzed by the Russia-Ukraine war.
Experts analyze the impact of the Russia-Ukraine war on global food and energy systems
CIMMYT director general urges stronger international cooperation to buffer the shock in food-insecure countries and drive a shift to resilience.
Viktor Maurice Kommerell
Russia-Ukraine conflict and global food security
Explore our analysis of how the Russia-Ukraine war will impact global food security.
Multiple breadbasket failures: Nations must address looming food emergencies
Source: The Boston Globe (28 Mar 2022)
The war in Ukraine, coupled with weather-related disruptions in the world’s major grain-producing regions, could unleash unbearable humanitarian consequences, civil unrest, and major financial losses worldwide, says Bram Govaerts.
Another food crisis?
The Russia-Ukraine conflict will cause massive disruptions to global wheat supply and food security. Agricultural research investments are the basis of resilient agri-food systems and a food-secure future.