Breaking Ground

Innovation and technology
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CIMMYT Scaling Advisor emphasizes importance of context and systemic thinking in how we do our research and implement projects.

Food security
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CIMMYT breeder applies new tools and technologies to accelerate genetic gains, make breeding more efficient, and keep up with the changing dynamics of biotic and abiotic stresses.

Health and nutrition
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CIMMYT scientist helps breeders meet complex and stringent market demands for high-quality wheat.

Innovation and technology
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CIMMYT postharvest specialist tests drying and storage technologies to help reduce grain losses.

Food security
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Technical coordination between research and development partners is key to breed maize varieties that respond to the diverse needs of small farmers.

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.