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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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Don't miss the 2017 annual report of the CGIAR Research Program on Wheat, which presents achievements and an overview of Program finances from last year.

#CGIARWheat #CGIAR #wheat #cimmytnews #agresearch #globalgoals
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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. On #WorldFoodDay, read this op-ed from CIMMYT's DG Martin Kropff.

#hunger #hiddenhunger #nutrition #globalgoals #cgiar #cimmyt #cimmytnews
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More than 17 percent of humans, largely across Africa and Asia, lack #zinc in their diets, a factor responsible for the deaths of more than 400,000 young children each year. Find out how hotspot regions in the #wheat gene map could help.

#nutrition #globalhealth #genome #cimmytnews #CGIARWheat

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We're excited for Global Crop Diversity Trust's second phase of #CropsInColor, an image-led storytelling campaign that celebrates crop diversity around the world. The four-year initiative will explore the connection between people and ten crops in 13 countries.

Check out this video about the importance of native #maize varieties and #genebanks (including ours!) for the future of #agriculture, culture and #biodiversity.

#mexico #seeds #corn #cimmyt https://bit.ly/2OyfA4b
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In 2005, Hurricane Stan caused widespread destruction in #Guatemala. Many farmers lost entire crops, and a large number of #seeds in the national #genebank were damaged by humidity.

To boost their seed system and restore some of the #maize landrace varieties that had been lost, CIMMYT sent 785 native Guatemalan maize varieties from the #cimmyt #genebank in #Mexico. CIMMYT was recognized for this work earlier this month.

#hurricane #seedbank #heirloomvarieties #nativecrops #cimmytnews
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In the space of two years, a tiny caterpillar species has taken a giant bite out of the African economy. Now the voracious fall armyworm, which feeds on and destroys staple food crops such as #maize and #sorghum, has reached India. BM Prasanna, director of CIMMYT’s Global Maize Program, shares what CIMMYT and partners have done to address other major threats to food security around the world, and how these lessons learned should be applied to fighting #FAW.

#foodsecurity #fallarmyworm The Telegraph #cimmyt #cimmytnews #Africa #India
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“Adaptation to #climatechange is not an option anymore,” Jat says, adding that the key to future food security is to use technologies that promote #sustainable intensification and adapt to emerging climatic variability.

http://bit.ly/2NAn896 #FoodTank #CGIAR #cimmyt #India #agriculture #foodsecurity
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To tackle the urgent issue of #deforestation and #land degradation, the #glfNairobi2018 covered a wide range of topics, including community-led restoration and social inclusion in land management. Find out how sustainable landscapes play a role in CIMMYT’s work to support better #foodsecurity, #nutrition and livelihoods.

#thinklandscape #CGIAR #cimmyt #CIFOR https://bit.ly/2CDk33I
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The #FallArmyworm, a devastating insect-pest, has been identified for the first time on the Indian subcontinent. Native to the Americas, the pest is known to eat over 80 plant species, with a particular preference for #maize, a main staple crop around the world. http://bit.ly/2P1094W

#corn #FAW #India #CGIARMaize #CGIAR #ACIAR #FAO
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“There is a difference between creating information, making it available, and using it,” said Research Staff Associate at International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) Melody Braun.

#cimmyt is partnering with the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (#ICCCAD), #IRI and the #Bangladesh Meteorological Department to create the academy, which is being hosted at the Independent University of Bangladesh (IUB).

#climate #climatechange #agriculture
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