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.
Crop Trust leadership visits CIMMYT
Securing biological diversity is a key mission for both organizations.
Global experts unite to strengthen plant health management in the Global South
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.
Research awards to tackle challenge of fortifying wheat against heat and drought
HeDWIC and FFAR awarded grants to five wheat research projects in 2022 to protect the crop from climate change and other threats.
The Australian High Commission, ACIAR and BARC delegates recognizes the BWMRI-CIMMYT collaborative wheat blast research platform in Bangladesh
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.
A seed systems success story
Drought-tolerant maize seed thrives in Zambia through partnerships with the private sector.
Counties Urged To Scale Up And Adopt Pest Control Technologies
Source: Kenya News Agency (17 Mar 2023)
How can plant health technologies be more widely adopted by smallholders in Kenya?
Protected: Wheat Disease Early Warning Advisory System (DEWAS)
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Scaling impact of dryland crops research through regional crop improvement networks
Scientists and stakeholders in Africa are co-designing a network approach to improve and expand dryland crops value chains in the continent.
Plant Health Innovation Platform at Kiboko, Kenya: integrating and testing eco-friendly solutions against fall armyworm
Participatory testing of fall armyworm (FAW) solutions is helping to find eco-friendly and cost-effective integrated pest management (IPM) packages in Kenya.
KALRO research station at Kiboko revamped to accelerate crop breeding
Upgraded technology at the KALRO research station will optimize breeding and seed systems’ work so that scientists can provide better varieties to farmers.
Government of Zimbabwe recognizes CIMMYT for beneficial collaborations
CIMMYT is working with Zimbabwe government organizations to facilitate sustainable food security initiatives.