Breaking Ground: Susanne Dreisigacker knows wheat inside out
Dreisigacker works to discover and validate molecular markers, or DNA segments, for traits of interest.
Breaking Ground: Brendan Brown brings research to small-scale farmers
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.
Breaking Ground: Tom Hagen brings IT expertise to crop breeding
Tom Hagen is combining his expertise in crop breeding and IT to help researchers and farmers be more successful.
Breaking Ground: Lorena Gonzalez fast-forwards action on hunger using technology
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.
Breaking Ground: Terry Molnar uses native maize varieties to find novel traits for breeding
Terry Molnar is helping farmers face these challenges by using the natural diversity of plants to unlock desirable genetic traits inside food crops.
Breaking ground: Mike Olsen uses new technology to improve farmer’s yields
Mike Olsen, upstream research coordinator for CIMMYT maize program, works with scientists to use new technologies to increase breeding program efficiency and genetic gain.
Breaking Ground: Leonard Rusinamhodzi on innovating farming systems for climate change
Leonard Rusinamhodzi works with African farmers to innovate farming systems in the face of climate change.
Breaking Ground: Clare Stirling sees no silver bullets to control agriculture’s emissions
Scientist Clare Stirling describes how agriculture can reduce its emissions and adapt to climate change.
Breaking Ground: Francelino Rodrigues on high-tech farming
Francelino Rodrigues’ expertise in precision agriculture brings a high-tech element to CIMMYT’s field trials.
Next generation hunger fighters call education key to a food secure future
Two Borlaug-Ruan interns at CIMMYT share their opinions about battling food insecurity.
Breaking Ground: Scientist L.M. Suresh uses new technology to fight maize lethal necrosis disease in eastern Africa
Maize lethal necrosis (MLN) disease is putting maize production at risk in eastern Africa, escalating food insecurity in the region.