Pest and disease resistance

Environmental health and biodiversity

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Climate adaptation and mitigation
In the media

Source: The Hindu (11 Feb 2023)

Arun Kumar Joshi provides insights into why India is expecting record levels of wheat production this year.

Capacity development
News

Identifying opportunities for collaboration and information sharing between agricultural scientists in India and TĂĽrkiye.

Environmental health and biodiversity
News

Elite wheat lines from the work are being freely shared with partners worldwide.

Environmental health and biodiversity
Publications

A unique study by CIMMYT scientists in TĂĽrkiye in collaboration with scientists from the Bolu Abant Izzet Baysal University, TĂĽrkiye demonstrate the prevalence of fungi species in wheat production areas in Kazakhstan, which could be affecting wheat yield and quality.

Environmental health and biodiversity
News

Impressions from attendees of the VIII International Cereal Nematode Symposium.

Environmental health and biodiversity
News

CIMMYT presents data to Tropentag on potential benefits of women participation in household decisions on crop farming and variety selection.

Environmental health and biodiversity
Publications

Protecting farmers from wheat blast, a lethal plant disease, could be made easier through enhanced monitoring and forecasting tools.

Capacity development
Videos

CIMMYT’s experimental station in Obregón is a mecca for wheat research and breeding, where scientists have access to state-of-the-art field facilities and an ideal location.

Climate adaptation and mitigation
In the media

Source: China Minutes (7 Sep 2022)

China is the largest global producer and consumer of wheat. The country’s breeders are developing high quality, high yield varieties, with resistance to the droughts and crop blights that have increased in frequency and spread due to climate change.

Environmental health and biodiversity
News

A research team in Mexico has been awarded the BGRI Gene Stewardship Award for their groundbreaking work on wheat breeding.

Capacity development
News

The developments will create capacity for national and international research and improve processes for disease screening in wheat.

Environmental health and biodiversity
Publications

Genetic analysis of the Afghan wheat landrace KU3067 reveals resistance to leaf rust and stripe rust, which can be used to develop further disease-resistant wheat varieties.

Environmental health and biodiversity
In the media

Source: Corteva (10 Aug 2022)

Genetic analysis plays a vital role in tackling crop diseases such as wheat stem rust, which can be financially devastating for farmers.

Gender equality, youth and social inclusion
News

The Initiative targets a broad range of pests and diseases affecting cereals, legumes, potato, sweet potato, cassava, banana and other vegetables.