Since 2004, conservation agriculture has helped farmers in southern Africa maintain and boost yields, protect the environment and increase profits.
Over the past 50 years, various research activities have been undertaken to boost protein quality and micronutrient levels in maize and wheat to help improve nutrition in poor communities.
Before climate change became a hot topic, the U.N. Development Programme provided funding for a team of scientists in Mexico to find a better way to breed resilient maize for farmers in drought-prone tropical areas.
Efforts to meet agricultural needs of women farmers to bolster global food security took shape in CIMMYT’s early days.
The story of how Japanese wheat variety Norin 10 saved millions from starvation and revolutionized the world of wheat.