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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.

Features

Discover groundbreaking research from CIMMYT and CGIAR to promote gender equality in agriculture and achieve a sustainable future.

News

As Director General of the International Potato Center (CIP) and as CGIAR’s Global Director for Genetic Innovation, Wells helped improve the health and livelihoods of millions of people.

Explainers

Over millennia, natural selection and humans have systematically adapted the plant species that provide food and other vital products, changing their physical and genetic makeup for enhanced productivity, nutrition and resilience. Plant breeders apply science to continue improving crop varieties, making them more productive and better adapted to climate extremes, insects, drought and diseases.

Features

Research on gender and maize looks to move beyond trait preferences at seed demand more broadly.

Director, Sustainable Agrifood Systems program
News

Projects will focus on developing new breeding technologies, screening tools and novel traits to improve wheat in the face of heat and drought.

Publications

Researchers evaluate the use of genomic selection in wheat breeding against deadly fungal disease.