Be inspired. Be a catalyst of change. CIMMYT launches Catalysts of Change: Women Leaders in Science series.
Source: Milling and Grain (4 Jul 2023)
International jury of renowned scientists and industry experts evaluate 23 research projects from four continents, awardees hail from South Africa, Ethiopia and Pakista
Govaerts was confirmed for a 5-year tenure (2023-2028) after acting as interim leader of CIMMYT since 2021.
After ten years working at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) and CGIAR, Martin Kropff is retiring as Managing Director for Resilient Agri-food Systems at CGIAR.
Source: Foodtank (16 Jun 2023)
In a new publication in Frontiers in Ecology, Sieg Snapp, Sustainable Agrifood Systems director, encourages researchers to generate findings and knowledge in collaboration with local communities to meet local needs and advance progress around the Sustainable Development Goals.
Source: Global Bar Magazine (13 Jun 2023)
Lindiwe Majele Sibanda, CGIAR Systems Board chair, lays out strategies that build on CGIAR’s investments in rural economies for more diversified and resilient food systems.
CIMMYT continues to contribute to human health, productivity and sustainable agriculture through the production and consumption of healthy foods, reducing ecological impact and improving the nutrition of rural communities.
At the recent G20 MACS, CIMMYT endorsed joint agricultural research and innovative partnerships to address global challenges facing agrifood systems through a multi-crop and multi-disciplinary approach.
CIMMYT offers proven science and formidable partnerships to help achieve the recently stated G7 ambitions for global food security and nutrition.
Securing biological diversity is a key mission for both organizations.
Source: Technology Times (18 May 2023)
Rising temperatures, droughts, and extreme weather events affect crop yield, quality, and nutritional value. To dive into the challenges posed by climate change, scientists and farmers are collaborating to create a “Wheat Revolution.”
CIMMYT participates in Climate Summit with an eye towards accelerating innovations.
Source: Smart Farmer Africa (16 May 2023)
Plant health experts met on May 12, International Day of Plant Health, to discuss and address the challenges facing plant health management capacity in the Global South.
The annual award recognizes outstanding achievements and contributions by scientists, engineers, or other professionals in the agricultural, environmental, or food sectors to the advancement of science through communication in public policy fields.
Source: Mexico Business News (9 May 2023)
Bram Govaerts, CIMMYT Director General, addresses the root causes of forced migrations with five adaptation measures that public and private actors can adopt to strengthen agri-food systems and protect vulnerable regions from climate shocks.