Startups, nonprofits race to unlock Africa’s agricultural potential as millions face food crisis and droughts
Source: The Nairobi Law Monthly (9 May 2023)
Civil society actors are stepping up to strengthen Africa’s potential to prevent greater food insecurity and regional instability caused by climate impacts.
Global science partnership promotes climate-smart pathways to address food security and climate crisis
As rising temperatures and water scarcities threaten food production and affecting global food security and livelihoods since last century, leading research organizations have joined efforts around solutions that can also benefit climate-threatened, staple food farming in Africa, Asia, and Latin America and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture.
Rapid modern wheat variety adoption key to supply chain security in Malawi
CIMMYT experts collaborate with private sector to propel improved variety adoption in Malawi.
Strengthening partnerships with government and private sector in Malawi
CIMMYT-led event bringing private sector and government together is a success story of the power of collaboration.
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China, Pakistan launched joint wheat breeding lab
Source: Gwadar Pro (7 Mar 2023)
A joint lab for molecular breeding wheat research launches, with investment from China, Pakistan and CIMMYT.
Government of Zimbabwe recognizes CIMMYT for beneficial collaborations
CIMMYT is working with Zimbabwe government organizations to facilitate sustainable food security initiatives.
African smallholder farmers hit hard by global food shortage: expert
Source: Africa Briefing (13 Feb 2023)
Bram Govaerts emphasizes the potential for agricultural development in Africa using nutritious indigenous crops.
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.
Rear fish in a rice paddy? Old ways can future-proof food production
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.
Food systems that work for people and the environment
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.
Shared priorities and plans for partnership
Director General’s visit to Ethiopia consolidates existing partnerships and finds new opportunities for collaboration.
Is food security possible without peace?
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.