Breaking Ground

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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.

Innovation and technology
Climate change
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Leonard Rusinamhodzi works with African farmers to innovate farming systems in the face of climate change.

Climate change
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Scientist Clare Stirling describes how agriculture can reduce its emissions and adapt to climate change.

Innovation and technology
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Francelino Rodrigues’ expertise in precision agriculture brings a high-tech element to CIMMYT’s field trials.

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Maize lethal necrosis (MLN) disease is putting maize production at risk in eastern Africa, escalating food insecurity in the region.

Food security
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As a maize seed system specialist, Dagne Wegary works at the nexus between breeding science and actual delivery of improved seed to farmers.

Climate change
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Mainassara Zaman-Allah uses new technologies to speed up the collection of plant information for breeding.

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Social inequality, including gender discrimination, hinders the potential for economic development, a key focus of the agriculture for development community.