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tag icon Climate adaptation and mitigation

Researchers will source useful gene variations from CGIAR genebanks to develop climate-smart crops.

News

As Director General of the International Potato Center (CIP) and as CGIAR’s Global Director for Genetic Innovation, Wells helped improve the health and livelihoods of millions of people.

Explainers

tag icon Climate adaptation and mitigation

Over millennia, natural selection and humans have systematically adapted the plant species that provide food and other vital products, changing their physical and genetic makeup for enhanced productivity, nutrition and resilience. Plant breeders apply science to continue improving crop varieties, making them more productive and better adapted to climate extremes, insects, drought and diseases.

Publications

tag icon Environmental health and biodiversity

Researchers evaluate the use of genomic selection in wheat breeding against deadly fungal disease.

In the media

tag icon Nutrition, health and food security

Source: Forbes (29 Dec 2022)

Pooja Bhatnagar-Mathur, a Principal Scientist at CIMMYT, says aflatoxin, a toxin produced from soil fungus and found in groundnuts like peanuts, is a serious public health and food safety problem around the globe.

In the media

tag icon Nutrition, health and food security

Source: Newsweek (30 Dec 2021)

The best protection is actually reducing food system risks by building food system resilience against shocks.

Features

tag icon Nutrition, health and food security

New research uncovers long-term impacts of Green Revolution era productivity, points out lessons for today.

Features

tag icon Capacity development

Legacy websites and photo exhibition mark the closing of the CGIAR Research Programs on Maize and Wheat, and their impact on sustainable agricultural development.

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Features

tag icon Environmental health and biodiversity

Researchers hypothesized that many wild wheat accessions in genebanks feature useful traits that can help diversify breeding programs.

Features

tag icon Nutrition, health and food security

Efforts to support inclusive and equitable access to seeds by farmers should recognize the different seed systems and the complementarity of formal and informal seed systems.

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Representatives of the Carlos Slim Foundation and Mexico’s National Agriculture Council (CNA) agree on the importance of collaboration between the public and private sectors, civil society and research organizations like CIMMYT.

Features

tag icon Climate adaptation and mitigation

Sustainable agri-food systems lead to better production, better nutrition, a better environment and a better life for all.

Features

tag icon Nutrition, health and food security

CIMMYT and CGIAR contributions to the SDGs highlighted in new campaign.

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tag icon Innovations

CIMMYT’s collaboration with scientists in Kazakhstan finds a new, promising source of genetic resistance to tan spot, a damaging wheat disease.