Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)
The Sustainable Development Goals or Global Goals are a collection of 17 interlinked goals designed to be a “blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all”. The SDGs were set in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly and are intended to be achieved by the year 2030.
The UN Food Systems Summit has arrived
CIMMYT and CGIAR contributions to the SDGs highlighted in new campaign.
Protecting plants will protect people and the planet
Understanding the relationship between climate change and plant health is key to conserving biodiversity and boosting food production today and for future generations.
An example of best practice
CIMMYT’s MasAgro project acknowledged for promoting sustainable agriculture in new report by The Economist Intelligence Unit.
From science to impact: a chat with women scientists at CIMMYT
Martin Kropff sits down with scientists involved in maize breeding, wheat quality and crop data to discuss their successes and passion behind the work that they do to help CIMMYT and CGIAR reach the Sustainable Development Goals.
Too much or never enough
Don’t underestimate the crucial role nitrogen plays in cereal-based agroecosystems and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
What can the last 30 years of research tell us?
An expansive new review seeks out the key drivers of climate-resilient crop adoption to mobilize decades of scientific and development research towards the eradication of hunger by 2030.
CIMMYT for Mexico in times of a global pandemic
CIMMYT representatives discuss the impact of the pandemic on Mexico and why CIMMYT works towards more resilient agri-food systems with healthier and more prosperous people.
Conservation agriculture key to better income, environment protection: Study
Source: The Hindu Business Line (17 Apr 2020)
New study in India reports conservation agriculture increases crop yield and income, reduces the use of natural resources, and offers climate benefits.
New publications: Shifting the mindset from “reaching many” to sustainable change
Paper describes mindset and skills required to go from pilot project to sustainable systemic change at scale.
New report calls for urgent diet and food system changes to sustainably feed world
EAT-Lancet Commission offers a roadmap for a global food system that provides a healthy, sustainable diet for the world’s 10 billion people by 2050.
New Soil Intelligence System for India provides high-quality data using modern analytics
The initiative will serve to develop comprehensive soil information at scale for the states of Andhra Pradesh, Bihar and Odisha
New funding focus on agricultural research key to achieve global development goals
Food and agriculture have the potential to be major drivers in helping achieve the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, but are currently underutilized, say experts.