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Partnerships & Seed Systems Lead - AVISA
Blogs

New metadata schema will make it easier for scientists to find and reuse open-access data.

News

An outstanding wheat cytogeneticist and professor, she peacefully passed away a few weeks shy of her 102nd birthday.

News

CIMMYT director general urges stronger international cooperation to buffer the shock in food-insecure countries and drive a shift to resilience.

In the media

Source: The Guardian (14 Apr 2022)

“We’ll never get back all the diversity we had before, but the diversity we need is out there,” says Matthew Reynolds, head of wheat physiology at CIMMYT.

News

Documentary features CIMMYT and Alliance scientists contributing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture.

In the media

Source: The Guardian (15 Apr 2022)

As climate breakdown and worldwide conflict continue to place the food system at risk, seed banks from the Arctic to Lebanon try to safeguard biodiversity.

News

At lectures at Cornell University, CIMMYT director general calls for quick united action to avert the unfolding food security crisis.

Features

Explore our analysis of how the Russia-Ukraine war will impact global food security.

News

Study describing development of wheat with biological nitrogen inhibition ability from wild relative receives award for outstanding papers published in PNAS.

News

President of India presents Padma Bhushan Award posthumously to relatives of former CIMMYT wheat program director.

In the media

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.

Blogs

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.

In the media

Source: Nature (22 Mar 2022)

War highlights the fragility of the global food supply — sustained investment is needed to feed the world in a changing climate, Alison Bentley explains.

Press releases

Researchers will source useful gene variations from CGIAR genebanks to develop climate-smart crops.