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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
News

A new book draws on experiences of men and women farmers across eastern and southern Africa who bravely embraced change to improve their farming methods and the lives and livelihoods of their families.

Climate change
Press releases

New partnership will help farmers in Malawi, Rwanda and Tanzania have better access to seeds that help maize crops better withstand growing challenges of drought, pests, diseases, and climate change.

Climate change
Press releases

Government support vital for deploying climate-resilient seeds and practices, say agriculture experts

Climate change
Features

He supports breeders to design new varieties focused on replacing older products in a specific market.

Climate change
In the media

Source: Food Business Africa (3 Apr 2019)

Partnership will facilitate production of drought tolerant varieties in the wake of persistent climate change.

Climate change
In the media

Source: Outlook (1 Apr 2019)

CIMMYT, NICRA, ICAR and other partners jointly implemented the Climate-Resilient Agricultural Practices – Climate-Smart Villages Project, which is now being scaled up.

Climate change
News

A study demonstrates how rice and wheat can be grown using 40 percent less water.

Climate change
In the media

Source: Business Daily (18 Mar 2019)

For the past decade, CIMMYT has invested in breeding and strengthening the adoption of drought tolerant crop varieties across the continent.

Climate change
In the media

Source: Inter Press Service (15 Mar 2019)

For the past decade, CIMMYT has invested in breeding and strengthening the adoption of drought tolerant crop varieties across the continent.

Climate change
News

CIMMYT was invited to discuss the findings of the EAT-Lancet Commission report and its implications for Mexico.

Food security
Features

Unsustainable farming practices like monocropping are impacting soil health and reducing the productivity of farms.

Food security
Features

Toledo’s research is multidisciplinary — it involves genetics and breeding knowledge, as well as statistics and computer science.