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How research stations can be more gender inclusive

How to | Misha Nicholas | 28/7/2022

Both science and agriculture are often male-dominated. But this is starting to change as women take on stronger roles in science and farm management – and organizations commit to real progress.In breeding operations, women have been marginalized all too often. But CGIAR and its national partners are starting to...

Designer Crops of the Future Must Be Better Tailored for Women in Agriculture

Partner news | | 24/7/2022

For all the progress that scientists have made in breeding crops that feed more people, these breakthroughs typically elude a core demographic in low-income countries that rely on agriculture: women. Advances in seed genetics are estimated to be...

CGIAR and national partners move toward stronger crop breeding partnerships to benefit Sub-Saharan African farmers

EiB news | Adam Hunt | 7/7/2022

 Africa’s agricultural research institutes are on a clearer path to developing and delivering more and better nutrient-rich, climate-resilient crops through strengthened partnerships with CGIAR....

With the right tools, tech and shared services, crop breeding will be key to solving global challenges

Partner news | Misha Nicholas | 21/6/2022

Not many organizations can claim to have saved a billion lives. But CGIAR’s crop breeding work has been credited with doing just that. Its research catalyzed the Green Revolution by developing high-...

Groundbreaking data analysis set to sharpen crop breeding investments

EiB news | Adam Hunt | 1/6/2022

Source: CGIAR Gender  A groundbreaking new dataset and analysis are set to ensure crop breeders develop new varieties that benefit the world’s most disadvantaged people.The CGIAR Excellence in Breeding Platform (EiB) led a data collection effort across public...

IRRI overcomes barriers and bottlenecks towards a rice breeding revolution

Impact | Misha Nicholas | 18/5/2022

Source: IRRI  Public breeding is undergoing a slow transformation as it adopts better, faster, more modern technologies and practices – all with the goal of ensuring farmers get the crop varieties they need.  With an improvement plan that...

A transformational breeding data management system goes online at CGIAR centers

Impact | Sam Storr | 27/4/2022

This story was initially published at EBS.excellenceinbreeding.orgIn the race to develop more nutritious and climate-resilient varieties, crop breeders have access to enormous amounts of data: managing the operation of trials in different locations around the...

How crop breeding can benefit the environment

Opinion | Misha Nicholas | 21/4/2022

 Modern agricultural practices have enabled food production to meet — and even outpace — demands from growing populations. But the rapid growth in production has often come at the cost of significant land and water degradation, biodiversity losses and increased greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs). This month’s...

Solving for Zero: CGIAR Research Highlighted Among Climate Innovations to Meet Net Zero Emissions

Partner news | | 20/4/2022

Agriculture is one of the five main greenhouse gas-emitting sectors where innovations can be found to reach net-zero emissions, according to the new documentary and ten-part miniseries “Solving for Zero: The Search for...

African breeding and operations teams boost expertise and map out improvements

EiB news | Adam Hunt | 30/3/2022

  Breeders and breeding operations staff across Africa are amping up their skills and solving shared problems with colleagues across crops and countries. It’s all part of a series of CGIAR Excellence in Breeding (EiB) workshops, in partnership...