breeding

Innovation and technology
Blogs

The status quo anchors our minds to the past. Good change management can shake this up. Here are four ways plant breeding programs can ready themselves for the big changes we need to make.

Food security
Features

Experts from Ethiopia and Kenya join CIMMYT and other partners to renew a long-standing collaboration under the auspices of the new AGG project.

Food security
Press releases

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.

Health and nutrition
Features

Researchers in Kenya and Uganda are incorporating sensory preferences like taste, smell or texture into maize breeding.

Food security
Features

Technical coordination between research and development partners is key to breed maize varieties that respond to the diverse needs of small farmers.

Innovation and technology
Publications

Researchers discuss how phenotyping can assist breeding and make the case for investing in new methodologies.

Climate change
Videos

Breeders are developing wheat varieties that have stable grain yield under low-water and high-temperature conditions.

Innovation and technology
Infographics

Modern phenotyping tools are crucial for crop improvement and breeders can profit much more from them.

Innovation and technology
News

Piloting the system in will begin in 2020, with more advanced functions to follow in the next three years.

Food security
Videos

Growing the right wheat varieties is necessary to nutritiously feed a growing population in the context of environmental stress.

Innovation and technology
News

Experts work together at hackathon to develop Enterprise Breeding System that can serve CGIAR organizations and national agricultural research programs.

Food security
Publications

Researchers present highlights from 40 years of collaboration on wheat genomics, breeding for disease resistance and quality improvement.

Health and nutrition
Features

CIMMYT wheat breeder supports smallholder farmers without access to a diversified diet by improving nutritional quality in wheat.

Food security
News

Researchers found farmers who increased both the area growing resistant varieties and the number of wheat varieties grown per season saw the biggest yield increases.

Food security
Features

A demand-driven, multi-lens approach ensures the best maize varieties are available to seed companies and farmers.