Environmental health and biodiversity

The world needs better management of water, soil, nutrients, and biodiversity in crop, livestock, and fisheries systems, coupled with higher-order landscape considerations as well as circular economy and agroecological approaches.

CIMMYT and CGIAR use modern digital tools to bring together state-of-the-art Earth system observation and big data analysis to inform co-design of global solutions and national policies.

Our maize and wheat genebanks preserve the legacy of biodiversity, while breeders and researchers look at ways to reduce the environmental footprint of agriculture.

Ultimately, our work helps stay within planetary boundaries and limit water use, nutrient use, pollution, undesirable land use change, and biodiversity loss.

Environmental health and biodiversity
News

Securing biological diversity is a key mission for both organizations.

Environmental health and biodiversity
In the media

Source: Smart Farmer Africa (16 May 2023)

Plant health experts met on May 12, International Day of Plant Health, to discuss and address the challenges facing plant health management capacity in the Global South.

Climate adaptation and mitigation
Press releases

HeDWIC and FFAR awarded grants to five wheat research projects in 2022 to protect the crop from climate change and other threats.

Environmental health and biodiversity
News

Delegates travelled to South Asia to witness the success of a collaboration which is combatting wheat blast disease in Bangladesh and for other wheat growing nations.

Environmental health and biodiversity
Features

Drought-tolerant maize seed thrives in Zambia through partnerships with the private sector.

Environmental health and biodiversity
In the media

Source: Kenya News Agency (17 Mar 2023)

How can plant health technologies be more widely adopted by smallholders in Kenya?

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Environmental health and biodiversity
News

Scientists and stakeholders in Africa are co-designing a network approach to improve and expand dryland crops value chains in the continent.

Climate adaptation and mitigation
Environmental health and biodiversity
News

Participatory testing of fall armyworm (FAW) solutions is helping to find eco-friendly and cost-effective integrated pest management (IPM) packages in Kenya.

Climate adaptation and mitigation
Climate adaptation and mitigation
Environmental health and biodiversity
News

Upgraded technology at the KALRO research station will optimize breeding and seed systems’ work so that scientists can provide better varieties to farmers.

Climate adaptation and mitigation
Environmental health and biodiversity
News

CIMMYT is working with Zimbabwe government organizations to facilitate sustainable food security initiatives.