Building towards a climate-smart agriculture future through harnessing crop modeling
A workshop supports participants to grow their crop modeling expertise, with the aim of improving the use of tools in Zimbabwe and the rest of Africa.
Farmers in Buhera gear up for climate-smart agriculture
Water harvesting technology trials give hope to farmers in semi-arid regions of Zimbabwe.
A deceptively simple hack boosts wheat yields in Bihar
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.
India will have record wheat production, must plan for export, says Arun Kumar Joshi
Source: The Hindu (11 Feb 2023)
Arun Kumar Joshi provides insights into why India is expecting record levels of wheat production this year.
On Africa’s farms, the forecast calls for adaptation and innovation
Source: Gates Notes (31 Jan 2023)
Bill Gates reflects on a recent visit to a Kenyan farm to see firsthand the results of work by CIMMYT and CGIAR.
More than a drop in the bucket: addressing food security in Nepal through improved sustainable irrigation
The downstream effects of the war in Ukraine imperils food security in countries like Nepal. A CSISA-led activity looks to boost local production via increased sustainable irrigation capacity and investment.
Adapting growing seasons to climate change can boost yields of world’s staple crops
New research estimates impact of farmer adaptation to climate change on maize, wheat, rice, sorghum and soybean.
‘Farmers now more aware about climate resilient agri’
Source: Times of India (20 Jan 2023)
Farmers in India learn how to adapt their methodologies to climate change.
CIMMYT-China workshop aims to facilitate future collaborations to battle climate change
CIMMYT scientists and their Chinese counterparts discuss best methods for protecting food crop production from climate change.
Closing the investment gap for sustainable agriculture
Source: Global Trade Review (16 Jan 2023)
The Ukraine crisis has triggered spikes in food and fertilizer prices, increasing poverty and hunger worldwide. But with a significant financing gap in investments aimed at supporting food systems, could unlocking new markets prove a fruitful way of mitigating food insecurity?
Exotic wheat DNA helps breed ‘climate-proof’ crops
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.
Identifying climate mitigation strategies from AFOLU sector in Mexico
CIMMYT researchers comb through data to enumerate the benefits, and costs, of specific climate mitigation initiatives in the AFOLU sector of Mexico.
Tracking the development and reach of CIMMYT’s climate research
Researchers provide data-driven approach to systematically analyze the production and diffusion of knowledge on food systems and climate change.
In maize research, farmers’ priorities are our priorities
New CIMMYT research sheds light on farmer maize preferences in Ethiopia and western Kenya.
Mexico Agriculture: Thrive on the Shift from Efficiency to Resiliency
Source: AgNews (29 Dec 2022)
CIMMYT Director General Bram Govaerts looks at challenges facing Mexican and global agricultural systems.