KALRO research station at Kiboko revamped to accelerate crop breeding
Upgraded technology at the KALRO research station will optimize breeding and seed systems’ work so that scientists can provide better varieties to farmers.
Five strides forward for CGIAR crop breeding resources and services
One CGIAR’s Breeding Resource Initiative is moving forward on an array of shared services, capacity development programs and technical support.
Plant breeding must adapt to climate change, finds study
The goals for breeding new crops have been changed by the rising demands for climate-ready crops, originating from the urgent need to adapt to climate change.
Groundnut ESA crop improvement network sets regional and country level priorities
Significant discoveries have been made for the potential improvement of production of groundnut in sub-Saharan Africa.
The future of wheat
CIMMYT’s experimental station in Obregón is a mecca for wheat research and breeding, where scientists have access to state-of-the-art field facilities and an ideal location.
China calls on G20 to support CGIAR to boost global food security
The G20 Foreign Ministers’ meeting held on July 7-8 in Bali saw Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, highlight support for CGIAR as part of a proposed cooperation initiative to boost global food security.
China to build international agricultural breeding center in Hainan
Source: Xinhua News (14 Jul 2022)
A letter of cooperation has been signed in China to signal the start of a new partnership aiming to meet the global challenge of climate change and ensure food security.
Wheat improvement: Food security in a changing climate
New textbook covers all aspects of wheat improvement, as well as rapidly evolving technologies and their potential to accelerate genetic gains and adaptation.
Two approaches better than one: identifying spot blotch resistance in wheat varieties
Genomic selection is a promising tool to select for spot blotch resistance and index-based selection to select for spot blotch resistance, heading and plant height.
Diagram links physiological traits of wheat for yield potential
Researchers build on existing source-and-sink model to map complex interaction of traits that determine wheat yield throughout its growth cycle, as a guide for breeding and future research.
Wheat versus heat
Urgent action is required to mitigate effects of temperature extremes in South Asia, which threaten wheat production and human health.
CIMMYT to lead CGIAR varietal improvement and seed delivery project in Africa
The AVISA project aims to improve the health and livelihoods of millions by increasing the productivity, profitability, resilience and marketability of nutritious grain, legumes and cereal crops.
Plant breeding innovations
Over millennia, natural selection and humans have systematically adapted the plant species that provide food and other vital products, changing their physical and genetic makeup for enhanced productivity, nutrition and resilience. Plant breeders apply science to continue improving crop varieties, making them more productive and better adapted to climate extremes, insects, drought and diseases.