Source: Grain Central (26 Sep 2023)
Breeding and seed technology is an important part of the partnerships that will continue to foster thriving markets.
Source: Quartz (20 Sep 2023)
As hotter temperatures and drought become the norm in places used to growing wheat, CIMMYT is working to face new and ongoing challenges to develop a more climate resilient wheat.
The world must act to avert a climate-induced food shortage, cautions Cary Fowler. CIMMYT has a strategy to strengthen agrifood systems.
Cary Fowler, U.S. special envoy for food security, warns of dire consequences if the international community fails to act to mitigate climate change impacts on agrifood systems. The CIMMYT 2030 Strategy holds the approach to respond and mitigate some of the worst effects of this looming crisis.
Source: NewsDay (7 Sep 2023)
CIMMYT in partnership with various research institutions, seeks to increase livestock production and productivity by farmers through the Livestock Production Systems in Zimbabwe (LIPS-Zim) project.
Source: Mongabay (28 Aug 2023)
CIMMYT research, Prasanna Boddupalli, emphasise the importance of reorienting food production systems and agricultural policy across the Congo Basin.
Supporting a gradual, step-wise adoption of conservation agriculture — along with livestock and residue management, use of new crops and improved varieties, and appropriate mechanization — appears promising.
The Mexican government-supported research-for-rural development initiative MasAgro has raised maize and wheat yields and farm profitability while mitigating farmers’ risk and agriculture’s ecological and climate impacts.
Source: Top African News ()
The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and CIMMYT emphasize the need for continued research and efforts to understand the variation in El Niño impacts on maize yields in southern Africa.
Source: Mexico Business News (1 Aug 2023)
El Niño is here. In a recent op-ed, Bram Govaerts, CIMMYT director general, lays out action steps to mitigate El Niño’s effects on the agrifood systems that sustain livelihoods in the Global South.
Unveiling the Nexus between Agrifood Systems and Climate Change: Harvesting insights from latest IPCC report
Facilitating collaborations and partnerships to advance research and development efforts to advance food security and mitigate climate change.
Source: Succesful Farming (11 Jul 2023)
To dive into the challenges posed by climate change, researchers at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, in Sonora, Mexico, are working to develop a range of wheat that can withstand extreme and unpredictable weather conditions.
Source: World-Grain.com (26 Jun 2023)
DSSAT wheat models showcase the impact of temperature, heat stress, water balance and drought stress in large wheat yield reductions due to climate change for Africa and South Asia.
Source: Dawn (25 Jun 2023)
The wheat simulation models have been widely used to study diverse cropping systems, as growing conditions and the impact of climate change on wheat vary across the globe. Simulations for South Asian countries suggested a different magnitude of climate change impacts, particularly due to warmer temperatures.