Experts and over 900 participants tackled the agricultural, social, and environmental consequences of climate change-driven impacts on plant health.
Announcing CIMMYT-derived fall armyworm tolerant elite maize hybrids for eastern and southern Africa
Breakthrough comes after three years of intensive research and trials conducted in Kenya — and during the United Nations International Year of Plant Health — and represents a significant advance in the global fight against fall armyworm.
As the pest continues to cause damage to farmers’ fields, CIMMYT trained national agricultural partners on integrated pest management.
A video to be aired on Bangladeshi television shows farmers how to identify the pest and manage a potential infestation.
A new video dramatizes the human stakes of the battle against fall armyworm and shows how techniques developed by CIMMYT and partners are helping farmers beat the pest.
Source: Dhaka Tribune (11 Jun 2020)
While Bangladesh is at low risk of a large-scale invasion of desert locusts, efforts to curb fall armyworm will help in addressing future pests.
Source: PR Newswire (18 May 2020)
CIMMYT contributed to rapid assessment and registration of biological control for fall armyworm.
Hot on the trail of fall armyworm, CIMMYT builds local research partnerships in Southeast Asia.
Entomologist and CIMMYT partner Mike Smith explains the importance of documenting the economic value of crop pest research.
Looking at wheat diseases in times of the COVID-19 crisis.
Entomologist Punya Nachappa explains wheat curl mites, the impact of climate change and why breeding for host plant resistance is key.
Climate change will see pests moving countries and continents as conditions become more favorable.
Web app helps extension agents and farmers monitor the spread of fall armyworm.
Although farmers have been battling pests and diseases since the dawn of agriculture, experts warn that climate change could accelerate or expand their spread.
Science offers opportunity to curb greenhouse gas emissions related to agriculture and meet climate goals.