breeding

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.

Nutrition, health and food security
In the media

Source: Trouw (28 Jun 2020)

Opinions differ on if world food production could be improved if annual crops, such as maize, rice, wheat and vegetables, could be turned into perennials.

Nutrition, health and food security
Features

CIMMYT breeder applies new tools and technologies to accelerate genetic gains, make breeding more efficient, and keep up with the changing dynamics of biotic and abiotic stresses.

Features

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

Nutrition, health and 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.

Innovations
Publications

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

Climate adaptation and mitigation
Videos

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

Innovations
Infographics

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