Here’s how to do bean breeding the climate-smart way

There’s a high likelihood that in 10-30 years’ time, heat stress will become a constraint to bean growing areas, according to previous CIAT research. According to Dr. Julian Ramirez-Villegas, a climate impacts scientist at CIAT, we need to do ‘preemptive breeding’ if we want to sustain bean production under the more erratic climate of the future, as bean breeding and new bean variety adoption can often take more than a decade.