Traits sought include better resilience under high temperatures, drought conditions or the attacks of rapidly-evolving crop diseases.
Breaking Ground: Tek Sapkota finds ways to reduce emissions from agriculture without compromising food security
He is one of the lead authors of the “Special Report on Climate Change and Land” of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Dreisigacker works to discover and validate molecular markers, or DNA segments, for traits of interest.
Brown’s studies allowed him to develop novel mixed methods and participatory impact pathways to promote new farming practices, such as conservation agriculture, to smallholder farmers in Africa.
Tom Hagen is combining his expertise in crop breeding and IT to help researchers and farmers be more successful.
Intrigued by the unique relationship food crops have to their geographical environment, Lorena Gonzalez dedicated her passion for geomatic technology to collect site-specific farm data that is revolutionizing the way researchers tackle hunger.
Terry Molnar is helping farmers face these challenges by using the natural diversity of plants to unlock desirable genetic traits inside food crops.
Mike Olsen, upstream research coordinator for CIMMYT maize program, works with scientists to use new technologies to increase breeding program efficiency and genetic gain.
Leonard Rusinamhodzi works with African farmers to innovate farming systems in the face of climate change.
Scientist Clare Stirling describes how agriculture can reduce its emissions and adapt to climate change.