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New CGIAR Initiatives announced to help radically realign food, land, and water systems

Partner news | | 25/7/2021

Today at the United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) 2021 Pre-Summit, CGIAR announces an exciting new research and innovation prospectus to transform food, land, and water systems in a climate crisis. The prospectus of...

MODERNIZING CROP BREEDING TO SAFEGUARD TOMORROW'S POPULATIONS

Partner news | | 10/7/2021

The modernization of crop breeding techniques, coupled with technological leaps and the wealth of genetic diversity contained in genebanks, is crucial to achieving more resilient and efficient farms and lessening the reliance on food imports. ICARDA can now produce up to...

New portal for gender-responsive agricultural research for development

Partner news | | 2/6/2021

A new portal launched by the CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB) guides how we can develop critical questions and methods for agricultural research that take these gender differences and power dynamics into consideration.

Researchers identify optimal strategy to maximize genomic estimated breeding values

Partner news | | 2/3/2021

The ultimate challenge for crop breeders is to increase genetic gain of a crop: literally, to increase the crop’s yield on farmers’ fields. Wheat and maize breeders from the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)...

Cues to making crop improvement in Africa gender responsive

Partner news | | 31/1/2021

A cluster of activities are helping make The Accelerated Varietal Improvement and Seed Delivery of Legumes and Cereals in Africa (AVISA) Project’s crop improvement efforts gender-responsive. The activities include: Gender responsiveness in product profiling, youth transitions in the...