breeding

News

New equipment will speed up and enhance the accuracy of national breeding processes including seed preparation, data collection and inventory management.

In the media

Source: The Guardian (27 Apr 2021)

Matthew Reynolds talked to The Guardian’s Science Weekly podcast about the process of creating climate- and heat-resistant crops.

In the media

Source: Reuters (15 Apr 2021)

Scientists at CIMMYT expect to sharply ramp up new wheat varieties enriched with zinc that can boost the essential mineral for millions of poor people with deficient diets.

Press releases

New report quantifies the impact of 20 years of CGIAR-led maize improvement for Africa.

News

Genomic selection breeding approach paves the way to better maize and wheat in farmers’ fields faster.

News

CIMMYT is offering a new set of improved maize hybrids to partners, to scale up production for farmers in these areas.

News

National breeding programs prepped to measure – and boost – genetic gains.

News

AGG partners meet to launch regional networks for eastern and southern Africa and assess capacity development needs.

News

Approach can save breeders to time and money, cut waste and improve client-focused results.

Climate adaptation and mitigation
In the media

Source: India Science Wire (22 Sep 2020)

Approach combines farmers’ knowledge of resilient crops with ‘elite’ varieties identified by scientists.

Innovations
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.

Nutrition, health and 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.

Nutrition, health and 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.

Nutrition, health and food security
In the media

Source: World Grain (15 Jul 2020)

CIMMYT scientists perform large genome-wide association study in India, Kenya and Mexico to understand yellow rust resistance in wheat.