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Can Bangladesh produce enough cereals to meet future demand?
Bangladesh faces huge challenges in achieving food security due to its high population, diet changes, and limited room for expanding cropland and cropping intensity. The objective of this study is to assess the degree to ...
An early warning system to predict and mitigate wheat rust diseases in Ethiopia
(IOP Publishing, 2019)
Wheat rust diseases pose one of the greatest threats to global food security, including subsistence farmers in Ethiopia. The fungal spores transmitting wheat rust are dispersed by wind and can remain infectious after ...
Responding to climate change
Over 90% of work at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) relates to climate change, with breeding for drought tolerance stretching back to the 1970s. Climate change is already happening. Without ...
Newsletter / Bulletin
(CIMMYT; ACIAR, September )
More than 60 researchers and representatives of donors, seed companies, national agricultural research systems (NARS), and non-governmental organizations from Africa and Australia gathered in Lilongwe, Malawi, during 6-8 ...
CGIAR. Research Program on Wheat: 2015 Annual Report
(CGIAR; CIMMYT, 2016)
Consumers in particular are benefiting from current low wheat grain prices, thanks in part to the success of WHEAT, but many studies foreshadow a future of rising demand and food price instability that could wreak havoc, ...
Climate shocks and choice of adaptation strategy for Kenyan maize-legume farmers: insights from poverty, food security and gender perspectives
Climate change is a serious threat for agriculture, food security and the fight against poverty, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. With the IPCC climate outlook for the 21st century, the future of maize production in Kenya ...
Increasing wheat productivity in the context of Pakistan's irrigated cropping systems: A view from the farmers' field
(PARC; CIMMYT, 1986)
Over 85 percent of wheat area in Pakistan is now sown to high yielding varieties and the national average fertilizer application for wheat is nearly 90kg/ha of nutrients. Further increases in wheat yields will come about ...
Tortillas on the roaster (ToR): central America maize-beans systems and the changing climate
(CIMMYT; CRS; CIAT, 2012)
In order to be able to adapt to climate change, maize and bean producing smallholders in Central America have to know which type of changes and to which extent and ranges these changes will occur. Adaptation is only possible ...