Archive for August, 2014

CIMMYT hosts field days in Kenya showcasing fertilizer-friendly maize

August 29, 2014

By Florence Sipalla Some of the CIMMYT partners who participated in a field day showcase fertilizer friendly maize in Kiboko, Kenya.Photo: Biswanath Das/CIMMYT Many smallholder farmers in Africa can o …


Study shows climate change could negatively Impact maize and wheat yields by 2030

August 29, 2014

Global demand for food is expected to grow rapidly leading up to 2050, and the ability to meet such demand is of the utmost importance in order to maintain food security. However, a recent study shows …


Bhutan releases new wheat varieties after a gap of 20 years

August 29, 2014

Wheat is currently considered a secondary cereal in Bhutan because it is grown over an area of only 5,540 acres. However, its contribution to the Bhutanese farming system in terms of food and other re …


New USAID lead for climate-resilient cereals portfolio visits Heat Stress Tolerant Maize for Asia

August 29, 2014

Dr. Nora Lapitan, the new science advisor in the Bureau for Food Security of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and lead of USAID’s Climate-Resilient Cereals portfolio, visited the …


MasAgro Móvil brings key crop Information to farmers’ mobile phones in Guanajuato

August 25, 2014

As of April, farmers in the central Mexican state of Guanajuato are now receiving localized agriculture updates and decision-making advice on their mobile telephones thanks to a service launched by Ma …


Recent activities and accomplishments of the Agricultural Innovation Project (AIP) for Pakistan

August 22, 2014

The Agricultural Innovation Project (AIP) for Pakistan, led by CIMMYT and funded by USAID, has accomplished a great deal since its inception in March 2013. Among this year’s most notable AIP achieveme …


Wheat is not a “rich man’s crop”

August 21, 2014

Wheat productivity must first increase in developing countries, where yield gaps continue to be unacceptably high.


Heat stress-resilient maize hybrids for Asian farmers

August 21, 2014

The “2nd Annual Progress Review and Planning Meeting for the HTMA Project” was held 22-23 July at UAS, Raichur in Karnataka, India. To take advantage of the presence of renowned scientists at this new …


CIMMYT, Limagrain and Seed Co Limited teams discuss partnership for tackling maize lethal necrosis

August 21, 2014

Research managers and scientists from CIMMYT, Limagrain and Seed Co Limited held a discussion at CIMMYT-Nairobi on 4 July to forge a partnership to effectively tackle the maize lethal necrosis (MLN) d …


CIMMYT Socio-Economics Program (SEP)

August 21, 2014

The potential of agricultural development for poverty alleviation and food security is widely acknowledged, particularly for resource-poor farmers in the developing world. But actually realizing this …


Sustainable intensification (GCAP)

August 21, 2014

Go back to Conservation Agriculture The primary purpose of the CIMMYT Global Conservation Agriculture Program (GCAP) is to co-develop sustainable intensification options for and with smallholder farme …


Genetic Resources and Bioinformatics

August 20, 2014

Genetic resources and bioinformatics are the responsibility of the Genetic Resources Program (GRP). It contributes to CIMMYT’s overall mission of increasing crop productivity to improve food security …


IWIN nursery data summary

August 19, 2014

Data summary tables IWIN on DataVerse The International Wheat Information System (IWIS), curated by CIMMYT, contains data gathered from 1976 to the present, from multiple providers situated in countri …


Partnership on maize lethal necrosis in Africa makes significant progress

August 19, 2014

Partners of the Maize Lethal Necrosis (MLN) project in Africa, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture (SFSA), came together to review and dis …


IWIN field book download facility

August 19, 2014

Field book download CIMMYT International Wheat Improvement Network (IWIN) international nurseries are sent to cooperators with unique, paper field books for each nursery set (or occurrence). Today, ma …


CIMMYT and CIBIOGEM hold symposium on transgenics and society

August 19, 2014

CIMMYT, CIBIOGEM and the North Carolina State University (NCSU) transgenics and society group joined together at CIMMYT headquarters on 24 July for the symposium “Transgenics and Society: Towards a co …


Beachell-Borlaug scholar dreams of giving back to developing countries

August 18, 2014

By Jennifer Johnson/CIMMYT Silvano Ocheya is no stranger to the challenges developing countries face in improving agricultural production. A native of Kenya, Ocheya’s interest in agricultural science …


When rural farmers are given a voice: successful farmers share their experience with sustainable intensification

August 17, 2014

When traveling from Chimoio to Tete along one of the main roads in central Mozambique, one inevitably passes through Malomue, a small rural village in Báruè District. Since 2008, conservation agricult …


CCAFS study finds limited potential of no-till agriculture for climate change mitigation

August 16, 2014

By Clare Stirling/CCAFS A study funded by the Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) CRP involving three CIMMYT staff and an international team of scientists has just been published in …


Precision farming down under at the national centre for engineering in agriculture

August 15, 2014

In late June, while the great majority of the conservation agriculture community converged on Winnipeg, Canada, in the Northern Hemisphere, Dr. Francelino Rodrigues, a CIMMYT post-doctoral fellow in p …