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Better farmer access to machinery eases crop residue burning in India

by Julie Mollins / November 14, 2017 EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) — In conjunction with recent state regulations outlawing the use of fire to destroy field crop waste in northwest India, some farmers … Continue Reading Better farmer access to machinery eases crop residue burning in India

Climate insurance for farmers: a shield that boosts innovation

by Jon Hellin / November 7, 2017 New insurance products geared towards smallholder farmers can help them recover their losses, and even encourage investment in climate-resilient innovations. What stands between a smallholder farmer … Continue Reading Climate insurance for farmers: a shield that boosts innovation

Agricultural scientists urge new global crop alliance to secure future food supply

EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) – At a time when weather patterns are becoming less predictable and population pressures on food supply are increasing, a group of crop scientists are laying the … Continue Reading Agricultural scientists urge new global crop alliance to secure future food supply

Sustainable agriculture for healthy forests

By Katelyn Roett / June 5, 2017 TEXCOCO, Mexico (CIMMYT) –  Farmers in Mexico’s ecologically-fragile Yucatán Peninsula are beginning to adopt innovative practices to manage traditional mixed-cropping systems called “milpas” that … Continue Reading Sustainable agriculture for healthy forests

Scaling up research for impact

by Katelyn Roett, Matthew O’Leary / April 27, 2017 EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) – Agricultural innovations, like climate-resilient crops, sustainable land use practices, and farm mechanization options, can go a … Continue Reading Scaling up research for impact

Breakthroughs in agriculture for action on climate change

Achieving sustainable development with climate-smart agriculture The facts are startling. More than 2 billion people (CDC, 2015) worldwide suffer from micronutrient deficiency – 795 million (FAO, 2015) of whom are … Continue Reading Breakthroughs in agriculture for action on climate change

Rushing to relieve Ethiopia’s shortage of maize and wheat seed

on Thursday, 03 March 2016. Posted in Press releases FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ethiopian organizations, USAID, and CIMMYT partner for rapid help to drought-hit farmers ADDIS ABABA – As government and external … Continue Reading Rushing to relieve Ethiopia’s shortage of maize and wheat seed

CIMMYT-China Science Week: Modern Conservation Agriculture Systems

CIMMYT-China Science Week: Modern Conservation Agriculture Systems Disclaimer: This is a re-post purposely for distributing information to audience who visit this blog. All the information in this article remains the … Continue Reading CIMMYT-China Science Week: Modern Conservation Agriculture Systems

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