More than a drop in the bucket: addressing food security in Nepal through improved sustainable irrigation
The downstream effects of the war in Ukraine imperils food security in countries like Nepal. A CSISA-led activity looks to boost local production via increased sustainable irrigation capacity and investment.
Source: South China Morning Post (18 Dec 2022)
CGIAR scientists share the importance of testing new research models for integrated aquatic and terrestrial production systems.
Climate change requires us to think differently about protecting nature while ensuring food security is a reality for all.
Feature: Reciprocal cooperation between China, int’l agricultural research agency safeguards food security
Source: Xinhua News (23 Nov 2022)
Four decades of partnership between China and CIMMYT is supporting global efforts to achieve food security.
Director General’s visit to Ethiopia consolidates existing partnerships and finds new opportunities for collaboration.
For the International Week of Science and Peace, Govaerts and Burke analyze whether it is possible to achieve food security without peace, and how the two are interlinked.
For World Food Day, discover how CIMMYT is improving food security, livelihoods and nutrition in South Asia, with support from ACIAR.
Source: Des Moines Register (25 Sep 2022)
Cary Fowler, US Special Envoy for Global Food Security, mentions CIMMYT as one example of institutions “contributing significantly to global food security.”
Collaborative project between CGIAR research centers aiming to improve food security in South Asia launches in three countries.
CIMMYT Director General Bram Govaerts explains to government and private sector partners how CIMMYT equips farmers to capitalize on new technologies, resulting in climate-smart processes and increased food security.
An article in Amar Ujala in India explores the cross-country collaboration instigated by the Borlaug Institute for South Asia.
Source: The Hindu (2 Sep 2022)
Food systems are under pressure due to climate change, COVID-19 and the conflict between Ukraine and Russia, which is highlighting the need for more resilient global systems.
The Global Farmer Network share their perspective on the challenges facing farmers and global food security.
Source: Wilson Center (29 Jul 2022)
On the episode, ECSP Director Lauren Risi and ECSP Advisor Sharon Burke speak with Bram Govaerts, Director General of CIMMYT and his colleague Kai Sonder, head of CIMMYT’s Geographic Information System Unit, about how to address the unfolding food crisis as we simultaneously build food system resilience in the medium and long term.
Source: The Kathmandu Post (6 Aug 2022)
Climate-resilient seeds can help sustain Nepal’s agricultural productivity and crop development, experts say.