New report quantifies the impact of 20 years of CGIAR-led maize improvement for Africa.
Genomic selection breeding approach paves the way to better maize and wheat in farmers’ fields faster.
CIMMYT is offering a new set of improved maize hybrids to partners, to scale up production for farmers in these areas.
National breeding programs prepped to measure – and boost – genetic gains.
AGG partners meet to launch regional networks for eastern and southern Africa and assess capacity development needs.
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Experts from Ethiopia and Kenya join CIMMYT and other partners to renew a long-standing collaboration under the auspices of the new AGG project.
A team of scientists has completed one of the largest genetic analyses ever done of any agricultural crop to find desirable traits in wheat’s extensive and unexplored diversity.
Researchers in Kenya and Uganda are incorporating sensory preferences like taste, smell or texture into maize breeding.
Technical coordination between research and development partners is key to breed maize varieties that respond to the diverse needs of small farmers.
Researchers discuss how phenotyping can assist breeding and make the case for investing in new methodologies.
Breeders are developing wheat varieties that have stable grain yield under low-water and high-temperature conditions.
Modern phenotyping tools are crucial for crop improvement and breeders can profit much more from them.
Piloting the system in will begin in 2020, with more advanced functions to follow in the next three years.