Can you imagine a world without maize and wheat? We can’t!
New study provides an extensive field-test validation of existing genetic markers for thousand grain weight; finds both surprises and promising results.
CIMMYT scientists engage to preserve the Jala maize landrace, famous for producing the longest maize ears in the world.
Source: Aftenposten (24 Sep 2019)
CIMMYT’s plant breeding contributes to climate resilience of crops around the world.
Large-scale genomics will improve the yield, climate-resilience, and quality of bread wheat, new study shows
Scientists identified significant new chromosomal regions for wheat yield and disease resistance, which will speed up global breeding efforts.
Visiting scientist Roi Ben-David discusses Israel’s exotic germplasm gap and ongoing efforts to restore the country’s lost wheat landrace collections.
This tool allows to identify varieties used by farmers and to track the adoption and impact of improved crops.
Genome editing, gene drives, and synthetic biology: Will they contribute to disease-resistant crops, and who will benefit?
New paper outlines potential uses of genetic engineering technologies to address problems that affect resource-poor farmers and consumers.
New leaflet highlights digital innovations for Africa as researchers share insights at the African Green Revolution Forum 2019.
More with less: Research for intensified food production with scarcer resources and heating climates
How plant breeding helps to feed the world.
CIMMYT’s five agricultural research stations in Mexico are instrumental for researchers’ work to develop innovative crops and sustainable farming systems worldwide.
Harnessing the power of partnerships and innovation.
Source: Fast Company (7 Jun 2019)
Designer Fernando Laposse collaborated with CIMMYT to find seeds and resuscitate six species of native Mexican corn.
Crop scientists refute the flawed findings of a study questioning climate resilience in modern wheat breeding.