Breaking Ground

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.

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Tom Hagen is combining his expertise in crop breeding and IT to help researchers and farmers be more successful.

Food security
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Intrigued by the unique relationship food crops have to their geographical environment, Lorena Gonzalez dedicated her passion for geomatic technology to collect site-specific farm data that is revolutionizing the way researchers tackle hunger.

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Terry Molnar is helping farmers face these challenges by using the natural diversity of plants to unlock desirable genetic traits inside food crops.

Innovation and technology
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Mike Olsen, upstream research coordinator for CIMMYT maize program, works with scientists to use new technologies to increase breeding program efficiency and genetic gain.