Breaking Ground

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.

Food security
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AbduRahman Beshir and his team are developing climate-resilient, biofortified and biotic stress-tolerant maize to enhance the maize seed sector.

Innovation and technology
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Balwinder Singh uses crop simulation models to help smallholder farmers in South Asia prepare for future climates and unexpected challenges.

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Vijay Chaikam works as a scientist and manager at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center doubled haploid facility in Kiboko, Kenya.

Food security
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Tending her own crops gives Carolina Camacho insights into the challenges farmers face that she could never have learned in a classroom.

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David Guerena recently joined CIMMYT as soil scientist-systems agronomist, he leads soils/nutrient management activities in Nepal.

Innovation and technology
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Growing up on a small farm in India’s northwest Punjab state, Kanwarpal Dhugga was a young boy when the first Green Revolution wheat varieties arrived in his village.

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Akhter Ali always knew he wanted to have an impact on the livelihoods of farmers in Pakistan.

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Xuecai Zhang wants to merge traditional maize breeding methods with new software and other tools to help improve farmers’ yields faster than ever.