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Our mission: Sustainably increase the productivity of maize and wheat systems to ensure global food security and reduce poverty.
Our mission: Sustainably increase the productivity of maize and wheat systems to ensure global food security and reduce poverty.

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Combating #desertification and #drought is critical, but focusing on the bigger challenge of unsustainable #agriculture can deliver more for farmers. Research from #India offers new insights on practical solutions for better #soil fertility, more efficient #water use, reduced air #pollution and lower #greenhousegas emissions.

#2018WDCD #sdgs #globalgoals #CGIAR #cimmyt
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Female farmers discussing and drawing a farm resource allocation map in Khulna, #Bangladesh. This participatory tool enables farmers to understand the household’s main farming systems and how these may be affected by #weather and #climate. http://bit.ly/2sMnsGo

#agrilinks #feedthefuture #cimmyt #agriculture #foodsecurity #participatoryresearch #sdgs #cgiar
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In a variable #climate, good #science wins: Find out how smart maize-legume cropping systems in eastern and southern African countries are helping #smallholder #farmers counter seasonal losses from #climatechange. The project is led by #cimmyt and funded by #ACIAR: http://bit.ly/2JivFwj

#maize #corn #legume #agriculture #foodsecurity #nutrition #sdgs #internationaldevelopment #Africa #Ethiopia #Kenya #Tanzania #Malawi #Mozambique #Botswana #Uganda #Rwanda
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For several decades, plant breeders have been focused not only on boosting #yields and improving #crop hardiness, but also on developing crop varieties with greater nutritional value.

Find out how #biofortification is helping reduce #malnutrition for people dependent on a few staple crops.

#sdgs #nutrition #maize #corn #cimmytnews #Africa #Asia #LatinAmerica #zinc #protein #vitaminA #wheat #hiddenhunger #Reuters https://tmsnrt.rs/2HGqHUo
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New #drought-tolerant #maize varieties & practices like mulching, #intercropping & #croprotations are just some of the tools in the toolbox for #conservationag. Find out how a #cimmyt-led project called #SIMLESA is helping #farmers adapt to #climatechange with support from #ACIAR & partners. http://bit.ly/2JivFwj

#agriculture #maize #corn #legumes #soilhealth #foodsecurity #Africa #sdgs
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Through trainings and better #meteorology tools, scientists in #Bangladesh hope to better predict #weather events at the 3-4 week timescale. These #forecasts can help #farmers decide what #crops to grow and when to cultivate them. Learn more about the #cimmyt-led project here: http://bit.ly/2M6lTLs

#USAID #IRI #CGIAR #agriculture #BMD #DAE
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In #LatinAmerica, #Kelloggs is partnering w/ #CIMMYT & #GrupoSacsa, training farm advisors to help small- and medium-sized #farmers sustainably produce yellow #maize for Kellogg's Corn Flakes® and Zucaritas® for the Mexican market. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2JivKQF

#corn #MasAgro #foodsecurity #Nutrition #cornflakes #cereal
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Find out how the #SIMLESA project led by #cimmyt is making an impact across 5 nations in #Africa. SIMLESA encourages the adoption of #conservationagriculture, which uses methods such as zero tillage, crop residue retention and the production of improved fodder crops. http://bit.ly/2GGedLK

#soilhealth #Ethiopia #Kenya #Malawi #Mozambique #Tanzania #zerotillage #covercrops #soilhealth #ACIAR
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Breaking Ground: Xuecai Zhang, a #maize genomic selection breeder at CIMMYT, wants to merge traditional maize breeding methods with new software and other tools to help improve farmers’ yields faster than ever http://bit.ly/2phx7CM #globalfoodsecurity #populationgrowth #sdgs
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