Breaking Ground

Gender and social inclusion
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CIMMYT researcher explores the ways in which gender norms influence agricultural innovation around the world.

Capacity development
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CIMMYT wheat scientist explores new sources of rust resistance to create new rust-resistant wheat varieties.

Food security
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Markets and value chains expert studies seed demand and distribution, with the aim to help agro-dealers and seed businesses better market improved seed.

Health and nutrition
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CIMMYT wheat breeder supports smallholder farmers without access to a diversified diet by improving nutritional quality in wheat.

Climate change
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CIMMYT maize physiologist supports development of new climate-resilient maize varieties that help resource-poor Asian farmers protect their food and income security.

Innovation and technology
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CIMMYT entomologist strengthens native resistance in maize against fall armyworm and equips farmers with pest control measures.

Gender and social inclusion
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Mutenje opens dialogue with farmers to design new interventions that target farmers’ needs and achieve positive impact.

Innovation and technology
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CIMMYT’s mechanization team is in a quest to build the perfect machine for each farmer.

Gender and social inclusion
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CIMMYT sociologist believes there is one vital resource that remains untapped to increase food security and boost livelihoods.

Food security
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Toledo’s research is multidisciplinary — it involves genetics and breeding knowledge, as well as statistics and computer science.

Food security
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Traits sought include better resilience under high temperatures, drought conditions or the attacks of rapidly-evolving crop diseases.

Climate change
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He is one of the lead authors of the “Special Report on Climate Change and Land” of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Food security
Food security
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Dreisigacker works to discover and validate molecular markers, or DNA segments, for traits of interest.

Food security
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Brown’s studies allowed him to develop novel mixed methods and participatory impact pathways to promote new farming practices, such as conservation agriculture, to smallholder farmers in Africa.