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.

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Source: Gender Impact Platform (21 Nov 2023)

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Blogs

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AVISA Farmers’ Hub initiative aims to empower local farmers, enhancing food security and agricultural development in North Central Nigeria.

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Source: China Daily (15 Nov 2023)

CIMMYT Director General, Bram Govaerts, praises China’s substantial investment in science and technology for food security.

News

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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.

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Source: Ukr Agroconsult (1 Nov 2023)

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Source: Life Technology (30 Oct 2023)

AGREE, created by UC Davis and CIMMYT, helps analyze emissions from diverse agricultural activities.

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Source: Medium (30 Oct 2023)

Sainsbury Lab, John Innes Centre and 21 institutes, led by CIMMYT, join forces to monitor plant pathogens and improve wheat productivity in East Africa and South Asia.

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Source: Kisan of India (17 Oct 2023)

Research from IISER Bhopal, CIMMYT and the University of Michigan calls for urgent action and highlights the potential of technology to reduce emissions and promote sustainable agriculture.

Features

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Building on a partnership spanning more than five decades, Indian and CIMMYT wheat scientists, policymakers and farmers forge a transformation path, applying innovations that ensure national food security and resource conservation.

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Source: The Kathmandu Post (10 Oct 2023)

In Nepal, the collaboration between IWMI, CIMMYT, and local governments thus opened a promising path toward sustainable agricultural development, where the enthusiasm and involvement of farmers became the cornerstone of progress and innovation.

News

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As the world faces food insecurity and malnutrition fueled by a changing climate, experts reveal that millets, a valuable nutritious and climate-resilient food source, offer an opportunity to enhance sustainable food production and transform food systems.