Science for scaling
Some things have to die for others to live: Why scaling down is just as important as scaling up in the transformation of global food systems
Source: NextBillion (8 Feb 2023)
Efforts to transform global food systems typically focus on introducing/scaling new innovations/programs. Here we argue for more focus on intentionally scaling down unsustainable farming practices.
Adapting growing seasons to climate change can boost yields of world’s staple crops
New research estimates impact of farmer adaptation to climate change on maize, wheat, rice, sorghum and soybean.
Scaling Scan website launched
New website offers one stop shop for scaling agricultural innovations.
The democratization of innovation
The Scaling Scan is facilitating access to sustainability and growth around the world and across diverse industries.
From silver bullets to transition science in the CGIAR: reflections on the scalingXchange Call to Action
Recent shifts in how scaling is approached have helped alter attitudes toward how change happens, and we are now approaching a tipping point for doing scaling better.
The critical role of smallholder farmers of the Eastern Gangetic Plains in the global food chain
For World Food Day, discover how CIMMYT is improving food security, livelihoods and nutrition in South Asia, with support from ACIAR.
Is uptake of rust-resistant wheat linked to gender equality?
CIMMYT presents data to Tropentag on potential benefits of women participation in household decisions on crop farming and variety selection.
MasAgro is “a gift for Africa”
CIMMYT’s Board of Trustees were impressed with MasAgro’s outcomes in Mexico and its potential for replication in Africa.
CM holds parleys with experts of BISA to give major push to crop diversification in the state
Source: Face2News (3 Sep 2022)
Opportunities for crop diversification and improved water usage are key topics between Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann and CIMMYT Director General Bram Govaerts at a recent meeting in India.
More than machines
In collaboration with GIZ, CIMMYT’s Scaling Scan is helping Green Innovation Centers in Africa address the sustainability problem.