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Climate change threatens to reduce global crop production, and poor people in tropical environments will be hit the hardest. More than 90% of CIMMYT’s work relates to climate change, helping farmers adapt to shocks while producing more food, and reduce emissions where possible. Innovations include new maize and wheat varieties that withstand drought, heat and pests; conservation agriculture; farming methods that save water and reduce the need for fertilizer; climate information services; and index-based insurance for farmers whose crops are damaged by bad weather. CIMMYT is an important contributor to the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security.

Climate change
In the media

Source: Green Biz (10 Sep 2020)

CIMMYT’s drought-tolerant maize is boosting farmers’ yields and incomes, directly improving millions of lives.

Gender and social inclusion
Features

The new AGG project aims to respond to the climate emergency and gender nexus through gender-intentional product profiles for its improved seed varieties and gender-intentional seed delivery pathways.

Innovation and technology
Press releases

CGIAR centers join efforts on agronomy research and innovation initiative to support agricultural productivity growth in the global South.

Climate change
In the media

Source: Seed Quest (6 Aug 2020)

Alliance will link with CIMMYT-coordinated Heat and Drought Wheat Improvement Consortium (HeDWIC).

Climate change
News

A strategic research framework for crop improvement integrates genomics, systems biology, physiology and crop modelling approaches.

Climate change
Blogs

CSISA project suggests pathways to remove barriers inhibiting full use of groundwater irrigation infrastructure in Nepal’s Terai region.

Climate change
In the media

Source: China Daily (22 Jul 2020)

CIMMYT-developed drought-and high temperature-tolerant maize varieties help strengthen resilience to weather extremes in China.

Climate change
Blogs

The “learning by doing” concept helps farmers in Zimbabwe successfully adopt sustainable agriculture principles.

Climate change
Features

Interest in farm machinery and crop diversification spike as farmers respond to COVID-19 labor shortages.

Climate change
In the media

Source: Phys.org (16 Jun 2020)

CIMMYT and University of Cordoba studied 54 kinds of wheat to analyze response to high temperatures.

Climate change
In the media

Source: Ingredients Network (15 Jun 2020)

CIMMYT is part of a global effort to develop stress-resistant crops and partners with companies and farmers for the sustainable production of maize and wheat.

Climate change
Press releases

Presentations, abstracts and posters of major conference about agricultural production in water-limited environments are available for free.