At demonstration farms, Kenyan farmers discover the stress-tolerant maize varieties they were looking for.
Developing genomic profiles of DNA samples can accelerate the breeding process.
Web app helps extension agents and farmers monitor the spread of fall armyworm.
Women in Malawi are inspiring the next generation of smallholder farmers to adopt climate-smart technologies.
Source: Phys.org (3 Mar 2020)
Survey tool can help farmers face challenges of climate change, food security, nutrition, farm productivity and social inclusion.
Modern phenotyping tools are crucial for crop improvement and breeders can profit much more from them.
For the first time widespread monitoring examines how farmers are coping with climate stresses.
Source: Real Wire (11 Feb 2020)
Mexican farmers in Yaqui Valley use smartphone app with satellite data to make decisions about irrigation and crop management.
Mechanization is about finding solutions for farmers in rural communities.
New maize varieties to bolster seed sector and enhance farm productivity.
Piloting the system in will begin in 2020, with more advanced functions to follow in the next three years.
The initiative increases agricultural productivity and enhances food security in Ethiopia.
Farmers are increasingly adopting conservation agriculture practices. This sustainable farming method is based on three principles: crop diversification, minimal soil movement and permanent soil cover.
CIMMYT scientists join fellow experts in San Diego for world’s largest plant and animal genomics conference
Researchers share their work translating the latest molecular research into breeding solutions for better maize and wheat varieties.
Source: Vice (21 Jan 2020)
Seed banks, like the one at CIMMYT’s headquarters in Mexico, are part of planning for the future of food.