Breaking Ground: Pieter Rutsaert looks to better marketing for faster adoption of climate-smart maize in Africa
Markets and value chains expert studies seed demand and distribution, with the aim to help agro-dealers and seed businesses better market improved seed.
CIMMYT maize physiologist supports development of new climate-resilient maize varieties that help resource-poor Asian farmers protect their food and income security.
CIMMYT entomologist strengthens native resistance in maize against fall armyworm and equips farmers with pest control measures.
Mutenje opens dialogue with farmers to design new interventions that target farmers’ needs and achieve positive impact.
CIMMYT’s mechanization team is in a quest to build the perfect machine for each farmer.
CIMMYT sociologist believes there is one vital resource that remains untapped to increase food security and boost livelihoods.
Toledo’s research is multidisciplinary — it involves genetics and breeding knowledge, as well as statistics and computer science.
Traits sought include better resilience under high temperatures, drought conditions or the attacks of rapidly-evolving crop diseases.
Breaking Ground: Tek Sapkota finds ways to reduce emissions from agriculture without compromising food security
He is one of the lead authors of the “Special Report on Climate Change and Land” of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Dreisigacker works to discover and validate molecular markers, or DNA segments, for traits of interest.
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.
Tom Hagen is combining his expertise in crop breeding and IT to help researchers and farmers be more successful.