New publications: Scientists find genomic regions associated with better quality stover traits in maize for animal feed
The results of this study will allow breeders to optimize dual purpose maize varieties to sustainably feed people and their livestock.
New publications: COVID-19 induced economic loss and ensuring food security for vulnerable groups
Study quantifies the economic losses from Bangladesh’s COVID-19 lockdowns and outlines policy implications for the country.
New publications: From working in the fields to taking control
New study presents a typology of women’s decision-making in wheat in India.
New publications: Optimum nitrogen fertilizer rates for rice and wheat in the Indo-Gangetic Plains of India
The results of the study will allow farmers to get the best crop yields while saving money and reducing harmful nitrous oxide emissions.
New publications: Durum wheat selection under zero tillage increases early vigor and is neutral to yield
Researchers demonstrate that CIMMYT’s durum wheat lines can be grown, bred, and selected under zero tillage or conventional tillage conditions without negatively affecting yield.
New publications: Special collection on wheat genetics and breeding
Researchers present highlights from 40 years of collaboration on wheat genomics, breeding for disease resistance and quality improvement.
New publications: Do market shocks generate gender-differentiated impacts?
New study provides recommendations to help female-headed households cope with market volatility.
New publications: A study of water markets in Bangladesh
Researchers analyze irrigation service providers to understand how different business models and pump types affect pricing and water conservation.
New publications: Agro-ecological options for fall armyworm management
Researchers suggest agro-ecological approaches be promoted as a core component of integrated pest management programs.
Book launch: Lead farmers in eastern and southern Africa
A new book draws on experiences of men and women farmers across eastern and southern Africa who bravely embraced change to improve their farming methods and the lives and livelihoods of their families.
New publications: Small businesses, potentially large impacts
The role of fertilizer traders as agricultural extension agents in Bangladesh.
New publications: Biofortification of maize with provitamin A can reduce aflatoxin load
This research is especially significant for countries where the health burdens of exposure to aflatoxin and prevalence of vitamin A deficiency converge with high rates of maize consumption.
New publications: Identifying common genetic bases for yield, biomass and radiation use efficiency in spring wheat
The study opens the door for a series of important biological questions about the role of RUE in yield potential and in the ability to increase grain biomass.
New publications: Gender and agricultural innovation in Oromia region, Ethiopia
Authors examine how smallholders attempt to innovate with improved wheat seed, row planting, and the broad bed maker, introduced through the Ethiopian agricultural extension system.
New publications: Role of Modelling in International Crop Research
Resource-poor farmers worldwide stand to gain from developments in the field of crop modelling.