Staple commodities: Country can save $1.3bn annually by developing efficient storage system
Source: Business Recorder (2 Feb 2023)
The development of hermetic storage technology can help farmers in Pakistan to protect their crops post-harvest and pass on financial savings to consumers.
Farmers harvested double yield by adopting Wengkhar Hybrid Maize 1 in Bhutan
A type of heat- and drought-tolerant maize is improving yields for Bhutanese farmers.
Planting Better Seeds a Key for Mexico’s Food Security
Source: Mexico Business News (14 Oct 2022)
Bram Govaerts discussing the development of seed systems that work for smallholder farmers.
Ecological farming a boon for staple crop farmers in Africa, new study finds
Cropping diversity, soil-enriching crops, and adding organic material to soils can boost food-crop yields for farmers who can’t apply fertilizer.
Diagram links physiological traits of wheat for yield potential
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 change slows wheat breeding progress for yield and wide adaptation, new study finds
Increasingly unpredictable weather poses challenges for breeding widely-adapted wheat lines, but stress tolerance breeding is boosting wheat’s hardiness under rising temperatures.
CIMMYT scientists join 60th All India Wheat and Barley Research Workers’ Meet
Meeting highlights new varieties, production growth and strengthened collaboration through Accelerating Genetic Gains in Maize and Wheat (AGG) project.
Agricultural solutions to tackle humanity’s climate crisis
Science offers opportunity to curb greenhouse gas emissions related to agriculture and meet climate goals.
Closing the yield gap: Why localized analysis matters
The effect of factors limiting production differs across regions, researchers observe.
A fresh look at the genes behind grain weight in spring bread wheat
New study provides an extensive field-test validation of existing genetic markers for thousand grain weight; finds both surprises and promising results.