wheat yield

Capacity development
In the media

Source: Gwadar Pro (7 Mar 2023)

A joint lab for molecular breeding wheat research launches, with investment from China, Pakistan and CIMMYT.

Nutrition, health and food security
In the media

Source: Ethiopian News Agency (21 Feb 2023)

The partnership between CIMMYT and Ethiopia is improving wheat productivity through improved germplasm and access to mechanization.

Climate adaptation and mitigation
Features

A hotter planet was devastating wheat yields in one of India’s poorest but most fertile states. Researchers looked at the agricultural system as a whole to find a promising path forward.

Climate adaptation and mitigation
In the media

Source: Phys.org (10 Jan 2023)

Wheat containing exotic DNA from wild relatives benefits from up to 50 percent higher yields in hot weather compared with elite lines lacking these genes, according to a new study.

Environmental health and biodiversity
Publications

A unique study by CIMMYT scientists in TĂĽrkiye in collaboration with scientists from the Bolu Abant Izzet Baysal University, TĂĽrkiye demonstrate the prevalence of fungi species in wheat production areas in Kazakhstan, which could be affecting wheat yield and quality.

Environmental health and biodiversity
News

Impressions from attendees of the VIII International Cereal Nematode Symposium.

Nutrition, health and food security
Publications

Genetic gain for yield in CIMMYT varieties distributed in Afghanistan shows an increase over a 14-year period.

Climate adaptation and mitigation
News

SAWBAR bestowed the Sh. VS Mathur Memorial Award 2022 upon CIMMYT scientist Ravi Singh for his pioneering work to enhance wheat productivity in India.

Nutrition, health and food security
Publications

Scientists in the Yaqui Valley, Mexico, release six decades of wheat research evidencing opportunities for improved wheat growth and yield.

Capacity development
News

A study in India highlights who does what in wheat farming to support the design of gender-responsive interventions in the region.

Capacity development
Publications

New textbook covers all aspects of wheat improvement, as well as rapidly evolving technologies and their potential to accelerate genetic gains and adaptation.

Innovations
Press releases

Researchers build on existing source-and-sink model to map complex interaction of traits that determine wheat yield throughout its growth cycle, as a guide for breeding and future research.

Climate adaptation and mitigation
Blogs

Urgent action is required to mitigate effects of temperature extremes in South Asia, which threaten wheat production and human health.

Capacity development
News

The ADAPT-Wheat initiative will help small and medium-size wheat farmers in Ethiopia’s Awash Valley through pilot technologies and farming practices.