Working with smallholders to understand their needs and build on their knowledge, CIMMYT brings the right seeds and inputs to local markets, raises awareness of more productive cropping practices, and works to bring local mechanization and irrigation services based on conservation agriculture practices. CIMMYT helps scale up farmers’ own innovations, and embraces remote sensing, mobile phones and other information technology. These interventions are gender-inclusive, to ensure equitable impacts for all.
Renowned CIMMYT plant breeder recognized for elite wheat varieties that reduced the risk of a global pandemic and now feed hundreds of millions of people around the world.
Source: Grain Central (13 Oct 2021)
Alison Bentley spoke with Grain Central about CIMMYT’s breeding strategy and the use of CIMMYT germplasm in the Australian wheat-growing industry.
CIMMYT is offering a new set of improved maize hybrids to partners, to scale up production for farmers in the region.
Review proposes ways to accelerate climate resilience of staple crops, by integrating proven breeding methods with cutting-edge technologies.
Successful establishment of an agricultural machinery workshop in Meki signals a boost for private sector-driven mechanization in Ethiopia.
Researchers found that prediction performance was highest using a multi-trait model.
Meeting highlights new varieties, production growth and strengthened collaboration through Accelerating Genetic Gains in Maize and Wheat (AGG) project.
Researchers study the design, delivery and use of digital decision-support tools for smallholder maize farmers in northern Nigeria.
A new initiative will monitor groundwater and will provide a framework for sustainable irrigation practices.
Source: Phys.org (3 Sep 2021)
An international collaboration has discovered a biological nitrification inhibition trait that, when transferred to growing wheat varieties, can reduce the use of fertilizers and boost yields.
Publication reviews the history of CGIAR maize research from 1970 to 2020.
Nitrogen-efficient wheats can provide more food with fewer greenhouse gas emissions, new study shows
Scientists used a wild grass trait that inhibits soil microbes from producing environmentally-harmful nitrogen compounds. Widespread use of the new technology could lower global use of fertilizers for wheat crops.