CGIAR researchers outline the history and basic principles of crop modelling, and describe major theoretical advances and their practical applications by international crop research centers.
The CGIAR online search engine, GARDIAN, is easy to navigate and to perform simple queries to locate data and publications; however, there is a challenge to making these data useable on a large scale.
Cross-continental collaborations facilitated by the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture thrive to beat back the threat of wheat blast in Brazil and Bangladesh.
‘We need to do ‘preemptive breeding’ if we want to sustain bean production under the more erratic climate of the future’
Standardizing data is central to the success of the Global Crop Improvement Network to improve global integration of crop research.
Partners in the International Wheat Yield Partnership (IWYP) are finding evidence that increased photosynthesis, through high biomass, improvements in photosynthetic efficiency, and improved plant architecture, can help make wheat more productive.