BNI-enhanced wheat research wins 2021 Cozzarelli Prize
Study describing development of wheat with biological nitrogen inhibition ability from wild relative receives award for outstanding papers published in PNAS.
New endeavor fast-tracks the power of crop diversity for climate resilience
Researchers will source useful gene variations from CGIAR genebanks to develop climate-smart crops.
Plant breeding innovations
Over millennia, natural selection and humans have systematically adapted the plant species that provide food and other vital products, changing their physical and genetic makeup for enhanced productivity, nutrition and resilience. Plant breeders apply science to continue improving crop varieties, making them more productive and better adapted to climate extremes, insects, drought and diseases.
International scientists awarded grants supporting the HeDWIC-FFAR project to boost climate resilience in wheat
Projects will focus on developing new breeding technologies, screening tools and novel traits to improve wheat in the face of heat and drought.
Wheat titan honored posthumously by India
Sanjaya Rajaram, former CIMMYT Wheat Program Director, has been recognized with the Padma Bhushan Award for his contributions to wheat improvement worldwide.
Climate change slows wheat breeding progress for yield and wide adaptation, new study finds
Increasingly unpredictable weather poses challenges for breeding widely-adapted wheat lines, but stress tolerance breeding is boosting wheat’s hardiness under rising temperatures.
Fruits and vegetables are essential, but there are three reasons why it takes cereals to feed the world
In addition to macronutrients and micronutrients, staple cereals are important sources of bioactive food components.
2021 GAP Report endorses CIMMYT’s integrated agri-food systems methodology
CIMMYT’s programs in Colombia and Mexico showcased as examples of successful public–private partnerships for sustainable agriculture, economic growth and improved nutrition.
A decade of world-leading maize and wheat research
Legacy websites and photo exhibition mark the closing of the CGIAR Research Programs on Maize and Wheat, and their impact on sustainable agricultural development.
Science, technology and farmers, the three pillars of CIMMYT at COP26
At global climate summit, CIMMYT scientists share adaptation and mitigation solutions for farmers, and call for increased funding for agricultural research.
Pakistan, India transboundary dialogue imperative to resolve Lahore’s pollution: Amin
Source: Daily Times (21 Nov 2021)
At COP26, Special Assistant to Pakistan’s Prime Minister on Climate Change said that a transboundary dialogue on mitigating air pollution was imperative to resolve Lahore’s smog.
Ending rice-wheat monopoly can ease Delhi woes
Source: The Times of India (13 Nov 2021)
ML Jat speaks with The Times of India about the work of CIMMYT and its partners on diversification and carbon credits—two futuristic ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture in India.
The Baigas’ Resilient Alternative to Plantation Agriculture
Source: The Citizen (8 Nov 2021)
ML Jat points out some advantages of the bewar system, a climate-resilient alternative to plantation agriculture in India.
CIMMYT, AGG wheat experts share latest discoveries at BGRI Technical Workshop
CIMMYT scientists recently joined peers in the international wheat research community to share latest findings, offer updates, and raise compelling questions at the 2021 Borlaug Global Rust Initiative Technical Workshop.
Managing stresses the key to better wheat varieties for all
Source: The Land (1 Nov 2021)
In an interview with The Land, Alison Bentley emphasized the importance of developing drought-tolerant wheat varieties to see better yields in tough seasons.