CIMMYT mourns the passing of the “Father of the Green Revolution in India”, Monkombu Sambasivan Swaminathan.
New research uncovers long-term impacts of Green Revolution era productivity, points out lessons for today.
Source: The New Yorker (6 Dec 2021)
A new article in the New Yorker praises the cutting-edge technology CIMMYT, CGIAR and other scientists are developing to produce a second Green Revolution that doesn’t repeat the mistakes of the first, putting the experiences and challenges of farmers at the heart of it.
The Green Revolution was built on manipulating genes to breed higher-yielding, disease resistant crops. Here’s an ode to one of its pioneers, Sanjaya RajaramCapacity development
Source: Genetic Literacy Project (5 May 2021)
This tribute to the life and work of Sanjaya Rajaram also flags CIMMYT’s contribution to improving livelihoods and fostering more productive sustainable maize and wheat farming.
The most essential nutrient in global crop production is also one of the most challenging to work with.
Source: Dawn (9 Feb 2020)
Climate change threatens wheat yields in South Asia.
BBC radio show Witness History focuses on the life and work of Norman Borlaug.
The Green Revolution saved millions of lives across Asia and led to CIMMYT’s Norman Borlaug receiving the Nobel Peace Prize.