drought

Climate change
Press releases

Presentations, abstracts and posters of major conference about agricultural production in water-limited environments are available for free.

Food security
In the media

Source: The Nation (27 Apr 2020)

CIMMYT, Clinton Development Initiative and Harvest Plus work together to make drought-tolerant and vitamin A biofortified maize available to farmers in Malawi.

Innovation and technology
Features

At demonstration farms, Kenyan farmers discover the stress-tolerant maize varieties they were looking for.

Climate change
In the media

Source: SciDev.Net (12 Mar 2020)

Agricultural science offers solutions to deal with consequences of extreme weather.

Climate change
Features

Science offers opportunity to curb greenhouse gas emissions related to agriculture and meet climate goals.

Innovation and technology
News

Recent impact studies in Uganda and Zambia show that farmers adopting drought-tolerant maize increased their yields significantly and reduced risks of crop failure.

Innovation and technology
Features

The COMPASS smartphone phone app uses data from farmers and from satellites to provide precise crop management advice.

Food security
News

Smallholders in India’s Karnataka state get higher yields from drought- and heat-tolerant maize.

Food security
Features

Stress-tolerant maize varieties are transforming lives in northern Uganda.

Climate change
News

Global conference will serve as forum for collaboration on crop production in water-limited environments.

Climate change
Features

CIMMYT maize physiologist supports development of new climate-resilient maize varieties that help resource-poor Asian farmers protect their food and income security.

Climate change
In the media

Source: The Third Pole (23 Sep 2019)

CIMMYT, ICIMOD and partners launched a Regional Drought Monitoring and Outlook System for South Asia.

Food security
Features

Partner field days in Kenya presented sustainable solutions to crop threats and innovations in seed and agronomy.

Climate change
News

After Afghanistan, Nepal, and Pakistan, the Regional Drought Monitoring and Outlook System extends its coverage to Bangladesh.

Innovation and technology
News

The manual covers field site selection, effects of weather, crop management and other factors to standardize the required intensity, timing and uniformity of imposed drought stress during field trials.