Archive for December, 2014

Securing our daily bread: boosting Africa’s wheat production

December 28, 2014

Africa’s demand for wheat is being driven by population growth, urbanization, as well as from a growing female work force who prefer fast and easy to make wheat products, like bread or pasta.


Anti-wheat fad diets undermine global food security efforts

December 28, 2014

A discussion paper aims to highlight unsubstantiated nutritional claims about wheat and gluten, while shining a spotlight on the important role of wheat and fiber in human diets.


Heat-tolerant maize for Asia showcased at India-US technology summit

December 28, 2014

Under the theme, “Innovation in Agriculture,” updates and products of CIMMYT’s Heat-tolerant Maize for Asia (HTMA) project were displayed at the 20th India-US Technology Summit on 18-19 November in Ne …


Pakistan: maize needed for marginal areas

December 26, 2014

Farmers in the farthest reaches of Pakistan need access to white- grained maize, according to Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad, chairman of the Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC). “There is a good progre …


Training to fill gaps in Ethiopia’s maize seed system

December 23, 2014

The Nutritious Maize for Ethiopia (NuME) project recently organized a three-day training workshop on quality protein maize (QPM) seed production and quality control, as part of the project’s activitie …


Student reflection: visit to CIMMYT-Hyderabad, India

December 22, 2014

Three Purdue University graduate students, Ryan Gibson, Brad Thada and Rajdeep Singh Khangura, recently received training as part of the Heat Tolerant Maize for Asia (HTMA) project funded by USAID-Fee …


Anti-wheat fad diets undermine global food security efforts

December 18, 2014

A discussion paper aims to highlight unsubstantiated nutritional claims about wheat and gluten, while shining a spotlight on the important role of wheat and fiber in human diets.


Reaching out to smallholder farmers in Pakistan

December 16, 2014

CIMMYT entered an important new partnership with Pakistan’s National Rural Support Program (NRSP) on 7 November 2014 for wheat varietal evaluation, promotion and deployment, as well as on-farm agronom …


Honoring the life and legacy of Wilfred Mwangi, CIMMYT Agricultural Economist

December 15, 2014

The CIMMYT community celebrates the illustrious life and mourns the passing on 11 December of Wilfred M. Mwangi, distinguished Kenyan scholar, statesman and researcher who dedicated his career to impr …


Improved maize to boost yields in nitrogen-starved African soils

December 11, 2014

Sub-Saharan African farmers typically apply less than 20 kilograms of fertilizer per hectare of cropland — far less than their peers in any other region of the world. In 2014, partners in the Improved …


Scientists seal agreement to boost adaptability of wheat to climate change

December 9, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Frankfurt, Germany – December 9, 2014 – Wild ancestral relatives of wheat will play a key role in fortifying the world’s food supply as climate change warms the planet, accordin …