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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.

Features

Mother-trial farmers in Zimbabwe’s Mwenezi district share their experiences, lessons and successes in adopting climate-resilient practices.

Gender and social inclusion
Features

How gender research supports rural women during times of crisis.

Food security
Features

We need to make sure our food systems grow a variety of food to nourish a growing population and sustain the planet.

Food security
Explainers

Farming method can boost yields, increase farmers’ profits and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Climate change
Features

Systems agronomist transforms farmers’ livelihoods through improved crop performance and soil health, promoting sustainable techniques that mitigate climate change effects.

Climate change
News

Rattan Lal receives agriculture’s highest distinction for developing sustainable farming practices that conserve soils and contribute to climate change mitigation.

Climate change
Podcasts

Sustainable farming method can increase resilience to climate change, protect biodiversity and sustainably use natural resources.

Climate change
In the media

Source: Down to Earth (25 Sep 2020)

Efficient use of fertilizer, adoption of zero-tillage and management of irrigation water can cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Climate change
In the media

Source: India Science Wire (22 Sep 2020)

Approach combines farmers’ knowledge of resilient crops with ‘elite’ varieties identified by scientists.

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.