Climate adaptation and mitigation
Climate change threatens to reduce global crop production, and poor people in tropical environments will be hit the hardest. More than 90% of CIMMYT’s work relates to climate change, helping farmers adapt to shocks while producing more food, and reduce emissions where possible. Innovations include new maize and wheat varieties that withstand drought, heat and pests; conservation agriculture; farming methods that save water and reduce the need for fertilizer; climate information services; and index-based insurance for farmers whose crops are damaged by bad weather. CIMMYT is an important contributor to the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security.
Source: Seek Research Magazine ()
CIMMYT collaborates with Jared Crain, former director of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Applied Wheat Genomics.
Source: Farmers Review Africa (2 Nov 2023)
Wheat yield and adaptation demonstrate the power of collaborative research, miller group spokesperson said.
Source: Cirad (1 Nov 2023)
CIMMYT studying sustainable strategies and soil carbon stocks.
A decade of maize impact, celebrating 10 years of success with CIMMYT’s maize DH and MLN screening facilities.
LIPS Zimbabwe has been at the frontline of introducing innovations to farmers in Mutoko and Buhera by integrating intercropping trials.
Source: Gender Impact Platform (21 Nov 2023)
AVISA Farmers’ Hub initiative aims to empower local farmers, enhancing food security and agricultural development in North Central Nigeria.
Source: China Daily (15 Nov 2023)
CIMMYT Director General, Bram Govaerts, praises China’s substantial investment in science and technology for food security.
Teams from Queensland DAF, Agriculture Victoria and others joined B.M. Prasanna, CIMMYT’s Maize Program Director, to discuss fall armyworm management and explore future collaboration on plant health.
Source: Ukr Agroconsult (1 Nov 2023)
Source: Life Technology (30 Oct 2023)
AGREE, created by UC Davis and CIMMYT, helps analyze emissions from diverse agricultural activities.