Study links climate change with wheat blast; warns crop yield could drop by 75% in South America, Africa by 2050Climate adaptation and mitigation
Source: DownToEarth ()
CIMMYT’s study warns that climate change could cause wheat blast to reduce global wheat yields by 13% by 2050.
Genetic trials in the region will continue throughout 2024 and 2025 to establish a baseline for genetic gains and to enable the assessment of the breeding pipeline’s progress in the coming years.
AID-I conducted a community sensitization to connect Zambian farmers with existing mobile networks that provide agricultural and climate data.
CIMMYT has introduced 20 heat-resistant maize hybrids in South Asia, including Pakistan, to boost resilience against climate change and support smallholder farmers.
A workshop brings together scientists to share the latest innovations in conservation agriculture to benefit smallholder farmers and reduce the effects of climate change on food production.
CIMMYT promoted ways to lessen climate shocks, especially for smallholder farmers who inordinately suffer the effects of climate change, including rising temperatures and extended droughts.
Source: The New Yorker ()
Researchers, including Sieg Snapp from CIMMYT, are pioneering crops that fertilize themselves by harnessing atmospheric nitrogen.
CIMMYT and partners are spearheading the adoption of high-yielding millet varieties to boost food security and tackle climate change.
A workshop to help tackle climate challenges faced by Mutoko farmers generated significant interest among farmers and stakeholders to work towards sustainable approaches.
Source: Zimbabwe Independent ()
CIMMYT’s systematic and targeted breeding strategy in South Asia helped develop 20 high yielding and heat-stress tolerant maize hybrids. The ongoing efforts strengthens the livelihood of farm families who are highly vulnerable to climate change in the Asian tropics.
Climate change: fungal disease endangers wheat production.
Source: CGIAR ()
CIMMYT contributes significantly to the global Excellence in Agronomy Initiative, focusing on sustainable agriculture and climate adaptation.
Soybean production in sub-Saharan Africa is expected to grow by over 2% per annum to meet the increasing demand. However, as production increases, significant challenges caused by diseases, pests, declining soil fertility, and other abiotic factors remain.
Adopting sustainable and ecofriendly agricultural practices, sharing valuable knowledge, and providing farmers with effective tools and techniques can help mitigate the impact of fall armyworm in Zimbabwe.