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.
Educator and researcher trains partners from around the world in CIMMYT’s unique wheat improvement course.
CIMMYT scientists use high-powered drones and space satellite imagery to accelerate crop improvement, fight pests and diseases and help farmers make better crop management decisions.
CIMMYT maize lines CML604A to CML615A are adapted to tropical maize production environments.
New equipment will speed up and enhance the accuracy of national breeding processes including seed preparation, data collection and inventory management.
Partnership of two world-class research institutes will harness state-of-the-art technology to find solutions for wheat farmers and consumers.
Source: The Guardian (27 Apr 2021)
Matthew Reynolds talked to The Guardian’s Science Weekly podcast about the process of creating climate- and heat-resistant crops.
Two-wheel tractors have replaced outdated farming tools, helping Ethiopian farmers reduce drudgery, improve productivity and increase their profits.
Digital platform provides information that will help increase crop productivity and improve soil health.
Study results suggest caution in designing agricultural policies based on evidence derived from inaccurate measurement protocols.
New report quantifies the impact of 20 years of CGIAR-led maize improvement for Africa.
CIMMYT partner seed company supports smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa with stress-tolerant seed against biotic and abiotic stresses.
CIMMYT researchers present new knowledge management framework for agri-food innovation systems.
Women in Bangladesh start successful businesses using power-tiller-operated seeders.
The second installment in the CGIAR International Year of Plant Health Webinar Series tackles the often-overlooked issue of germplasm health.