heat

In the media

Source: Phys.org (10 Jan 2023)

Wheat containing exotic DNA from wild relatives benefits from up to 50 percent higher yields in hot weather compared with elite lines lacking these genes, according to a new study.

In the media

Source: CGTN (4 Oct 2022)

Climate change, particularly rising temperatures, are impacting on wheat yields. CIMMYT is working to develop new varieties with tolerance to the effects of climate change.

In the media

Source: The Guardian (12 Jun 2022)

CIMMYT scientists are using the biodiversity of forgotten wheat varieties from across the world to find those with heat- and drought-tolerant traits.

Blogs

Urgent action is required to mitigate effects of temperature extremes in South Asia, which threaten wheat production and human health.

News

Projects will focus on developing new breeding technologies, screening tools and novel traits to improve wheat in the face of heat and drought.

Features

Increasingly unpredictable weather poses challenges for breeding widely-adapted wheat lines, but stress tolerance breeding is boosting wheat’s hardiness under rising temperatures.

Blogs

New funding models, such as public-private partnerships, can collectively address knowledge gaps to avoid potential catastrophes for society at large.

In the media

Source: The Guardian (27 Apr 2021)

Matthew Reynolds talked to The Guardian’s Science Weekly podcast about the process of creating climate- and heat-resistant crops.

Climate adaptation and mitigation
News

Nepal boosts domestic maize hybrid seed production.

Nutrition, health and food security
News

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