New survey identifies opportunities for redesigning crop varieties to win the race between climate change and food security.
Source: Grain Central (26 Sep 2023)
Breeding and seed technology is an important part of the partnerships that will continue to foster thriving markets.
The world must act to avert a climate-induced food shortage, cautions Cary Fowler. CIMMYT has a strategy to strengthen agrifood systems.
Cary Fowler, U.S. special envoy for food security, warns of dire consequences if the international community fails to act to mitigate climate change impacts on agrifood systems. The CIMMYT 2030 Strategy holds the approach to respond and mitigate some of the worst effects of this looming crisis.
Inaugural Rwanda National Seed Congress paves the way for sustainable seed industry growth.
Source: Mongabay (28 Aug 2023)
CIMMYT research, Prasanna Boddupalli, emphasise the importance of reorienting food production systems and agricultural policy across the Congo Basin.
The Mexican government-supported research-for-rural development initiative MasAgro has raised maize and wheat yields and farm profitability while mitigating farmers’ risk and agriculture’s ecological and climate impacts.
CIMMYT maize lines CML616A to CML647A have diverse trait combinations and are suitable for tropical/subtropical maize production environments.
CIMMYT recognizes all organizations with a mandate to contribute to the development sector must consider transformations in the underlying systems to create sustainable and equitable interventions.
Sorghum Conference brought together researchers, scientists and experts from around the world.
Govaerts was confirmed for a 5-year tenure (2023-2028) after acting as interim leader of CIMMYT since 2021.
At the recent G20 MACS, CIMMYT endorsed joint agricultural research and innovative partnerships to address global challenges facing agrifood systems through a multi-crop and multi-disciplinary approach.
Source: Daily Monitor Online (29 May 2023)
CIMMYT and NaSARRI have partnered to strengthen seed systems for smallholder farmers of millet, sorghum, and groundnuts.