Breaking Ground

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Ethiopia-based project manager finds inspiration in supporting programs and colleagues across Africa.

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Monitor, Evaluation and Learning Manager uses technological tools to streamline data gathering and analysis for improved project design.

Climate change
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Systems agronomist transforms farmers’ livelihoods through improved crop performance and soil health, promoting sustainable techniques that mitigate climate change effects.

Innovation and technology
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CIMMYT spatial economist studies how economic behavior varies across diverse geographical contexts, how smallholder farming systems in sub-Saharan Africa are evolving, and the need to revisit agricultural resources and policies accordingly.

Food security
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The manager of one of CIMMYT’s innovation nodes in Mexico works on the implementation of sustainable actions and strategies that integrate science to generate impact.

Innovation and technology
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CIMMYT scientist applies genomics in maize breeding to achieve higher genetic gains.

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.