Innovation and technology
Working with smallholders to understand their needs and build on their knowledge, CIMMYT brings the right seeds and inputs to local markets, raises awareness of more productive cropping practices, and works to bring local mechanization and irrigation services based on conservation agriculture practices. CIMMYT helps scale up farmers’ own innovations, and embraces remote sensing, mobile phones and other information technology. These interventions are gender-inclusive, to ensure equitable impacts for all.
Scientists use spatial price prediction models to estimate local prices that might be more relevant than the national average.
Digital seed information system will connect farmers to information and seed suppliers.
New publications: Durum wheat selection under zero tillage increases early vigor and is neutral to yield
Researchers demonstrate that CIMMYT’s durum wheat lines can be grown, bred, and selected under zero tillage or conventional tillage conditions without negatively affecting yield.
CSISA publishes policy and research note on how to develop balanced nutrient management innovations in the region.
Amos Alakonya talks pests, procedure, and why everyone should be concerned about seed health.
International symposium in New Delhi serves to discuss new technologies and management approaches.
A new video highlights the work of the Heat and Drought Wheat Improvement Consortium (HeDWIC) to create new climate-resilient wheat varieties.
Source: Donne del Food (28 Nov 2019)
Rapid alert system has been developed to predict the spread of wheat rust.
CIMMYT researcher named Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Recent impact studies in Uganda and Zambia show that farmers adopting drought-tolerant maize increased their yields significantly and reduced risks of crop failure.
The COMPASS smartphone phone app uses data from farmers and from satellites to provide precise crop management advice.
Experts work together at hackathon to develop Enterprise Breeding System that can serve CGIAR organizations and national agricultural research programs.
Recognized for most-cited works worldwide on Web of Science Group’s list of Highly Cited Researchers.
Stress-tolerant maize varieties are transforming lives in northern Uganda.
Hans-Joachim Braun and Alexey Morgunov receive awards and fellowships at annual meeting of crop science peers.