Sustainable intensification

Food security
Explainers

Wheat blast is one of the most fearsome and intractable wheat diseases in recent decades. It spreads through infected seeds, crop residues as well as by spores that can travel long distances in the air, posing a major threat to wheat production in tropical areas.

Gender and social inclusion
News

West Bengal farmer Halima Bibi recognized for success in maize production.

Climate change
Features

Soil conservation means food security for farmers in Malawi.

Climate change
Features

Science offers opportunity to curb greenhouse gas emissions related to agriculture and meet climate goals.

Climate change
Infographics

A new series of infographics outlines the challenges that must be addressed in order to scale adoption of climate-smart agriculture practices in southern Africa.

Regional Program Director
Gender and social inclusion
Publications

Researchers identify national policies, climate and soil fertility changes, population increase, and urban expansion as the major drivers of farming systems change in the Hawassa area of Ethiopia.

Food security
News

A new agrodealer survey explores smallholder’s access to improved maize seed and fertilizer in Tanzania and Uganda.

Innovation and technology
Features

The COMPASS smartphone phone app uses data from farmers and from satellites to provide precise crop management advice.

Farming Systems Agronomist
Innovation and technology
In the media

Source: Down to Earth (13 Nov 2019)

The state of Haryana has supplied machines like the Happy Seeder to farmers, who saw costs drop and yields increase this year.

Health and nutrition
In the media

Source: Deustche Welle (8 Nov 2019)

CIMMYT scientist M.L. Jat argues that India now needs to undergo a second, “evergreen” revolution, driven by technology such as the happy seeder.

Capacity development
Features

Scientists mobilize African and Latin American knowledge to protect Asia’s maize.

Innovation and technology
Blogs

Experts are developing data and dashboards to advise policymakers about the cost and feasibility of liming to increase maize productivity.

Innovation and technology
News

Changing farming technologies requires systemic change, argues Lennart Woltering in new article.