The number of the world’s hungry could double and trade restrictions will harm food importing nations, experts say.
Source: The Wire (14 Apr 2020)
Biodiversity loss creates new opportunities for pathogens to move from one species to another.
The Scaling Up community of practice discusses challenges and opportunities for an improved “new normal” for agriculture, research and development.
Source: Plantopia (9 Apr 2020)
CIMMYT senior scientist Dave Hodson discusses striking parallels between wheat rust and global human epidemics on new podcast.
Experts share their insights on the link between biodiversity loss and emerging infectious diseases.
Looking at wheat diseases in times of the COVID-19 crisis.
Developing genomic profiles of DNA samples can accelerate the breeding process.
Entomologist Punya Nachappa explains wheat curl mites, the impact of climate change and why breeding for host plant resistance is key.
What do wholegrain foods look like around the world?
Climate change will see pests moving countries and continents as conditions become more favorable.
What they are, why they are important for your health, and how to identify them.
Technical coordination between research and development partners is key to breed maize varieties that respond to the diverse needs of small farmers.
Researchers discuss how phenotyping can assist breeding and make the case for investing in new methodologies.
Breeders are developing wheat varieties that have stable grain yield under low-water and high-temperature conditions.