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Climate adaptation and mitigation
In the media

Source: Grain Central (26 Sep 2023)

Breeding and seed technology is an important part of the partnerships that will continue to foster thriving markets.

Climate adaptation and mitigation
In the media

Source: Quartz (20 Sep 2023)

As hotter temperatures and drought become the norm in places used to growing wheat, CIMMYT is working to face new and ongoing challenges to develop a more climate resilient wheat.

Nutrition, health and food security
In the media

Source: China Today (19 Sep 2023)

Former CIMMYT’s director general (2008-2016), Dr. Thomas A. Lumpkin, talks about climate change, international cooperation and the future of food security.

Climate adaptation and mitigation
Blogs

Cary Fowler, U.S. special envoy for food security, warns of dire consequences if the international community fails to act to mitigate climate change impacts on agrifood systems. The CIMMYT 2030 Strategy holds the approach to respond and mitigate some of the worst effects of this looming crisis.

Capacity development
Features

A village in the Indian state of Bihar boasts 100% zero-till technology adoption, helping improve agriculture production and climate change mitigation.

Environmental health and biodiversity
In the media

CIMMYT highlights the value of neglected crops in Latin America through new methodologies and initiatives.

Climate adaptation and mitigation
In the media

Source: Mongabay (28 Aug 2023)

CIMMYT research, Prasanna Boddupalli, emphasise the importance of reorienting food production systems and agricultural policy across the Congo Basin.

Climate adaptation and mitigation
Blogs

Supporting a gradual, step-wise adoption of conservation agriculture — along with livestock and residue management, use of new crops and improved varieties, and appropriate mechanization — appears promising.

Climate adaptation and mitigation
Blogs

The Mexican government-supported research-for-rural development initiative MasAgro has raised maize and wheat yields and farm profitability while mitigating farmers’ risk and agriculture’s ecological and climate impacts.

Climate adaptation and mitigation
Innovations
In the media

Source: The Star (19 Jul 2023)

Adding value to millets can be achieved through various ways, such as incorporating them into baking.

Capacity development
In the media

Source: Brazilian Farmers (21 Jul 2023)

Brazil, which ranks among the top wheat importers, is on track to achieve self-sufficiency in wheat production with the succesful implementation of wheat strains from the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT).

Capacity development
In the media

Source: Dawn ()

The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT) efforts are moving Pakistan closer to its goal of improving food and nutrition security through wheat production, with the release of 31 wheat varieties since 2021.

Innovations
Environmental health and biodiversity
In the media

Source: The Guardian (10 Jul 2023)

Maíz Criollo Kantunil, a group of farmers and agro-ecologists, has successfully reintroduced three varieties of native maize using seeds supplied by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT).