Archive for November, 2015

Buena Milpa participates in the lamb and agrobiodiversity fairs in Guatemala

November 30, 2015

Social inclusion activities were conducted with Mayan children. Photo: Rachael Cox and Nadia Rivera/Buena Milpa. Buena Milpa is the Sustainable Intensification Strategy for Latin America promoted by C …


Of maize farmers, coming calves, waxing oxen, and comely camels

November 30, 2015

The gospel of ngamia. When despite drought, maize becomes a ‘source’ of farm labor and protein, with surplus sold to purchase a calf: “I got so much harvest, and yet I planted this seed very late, and …


Food historian Rachel Laudan visits CIMMYT

November 27, 2015

Food historian Rachel Laudan, who is currently conducting maize research, visits CIMMYT to interact with maize scientists to better understand maize in Mexico


CIMMYT encourages women farmers in Pakistan to grow their own wheat

November 27, 2015

Woman farmer receiving wheat seed at the festival. Photo: Amina Nasim Khan Farmers, students, scientists, and researchers showed keen interest in new agricultural technologies and practices offered by …


New findings on gender gap in conservation agriculture

November 26, 2015

Interview with Clare Stirling, co-author of a new paper, reveals almost no conservation agriculture studies consider gender and gender relations as a factor that may explain low adoption rates.


CIMMYT scientist Ravi Singh receives honor for wheat genetics, breeding

November 26, 2015

Scientist Ravi Singh is named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for distinguished contributions to the field of agricultural research and development.


Study reveals challenges in southern Africa’s soil carbon uptake

November 23, 2015

Cheesman in a direct-seeded maize-soybean rotation in Chavakadzi village, Shamva District, Zimbabwe. Photo: Christian Thierfelder A new study led by ETH Zürich graduate Stephanie Cheesman, along with …


Reviewing progress and impacts of two core maize projects as they wind up work in sub-Saharan Africa

November 23, 2015

Joseph Mulei on his farm in Machakos County, Kenya, where he planted several drought tolerant hybrid maize varieties including Drought Tego and Sawa (DSL H103). Photo: Brenda Wawa/CIMMYT. About 100 pa …


Not all maize makes good tortillas

November 23, 2015

Tortilla dough industry partners evaluating nixtamalized kernels during the workshop “From empirical knowledge to technical tools.” Photo: Natalia Palacios/CIMMYT. With more than 600 food products der …


SIMLESA review finds many successes and major challenges

November 17, 2015

Farmers selecting pigeon pea varieties at Msingisi village, Gairo district, through SIMLESA. Photo: CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes On 16-31 October 2015, the Sustainable Intensification of Ma …


Maintaining a diverse landscape in maize- and wheat-based systems to ensure a nutritious diet

November 17, 2015

Increasing wheat and maize yields in Arsi Negele (southern Ethiopia) is not enough to guarantee a nutritious diet, but maintaining a diverse landscape appears critical. Photo: F. Baudron Arsi Negele, …


Agriculture ministers support policies to achieve Africa’s growth potential

November 17, 2015

East and Southern African countries need to formulate and implement appropriate policies to help smallholder farmers access technologies.


XXI Latin American Maize Meeting

November 13, 2015

Bolivia’s National Agricultural, Livestock and Forestry Innovation Institute (INIAF) and the CIMMYT-Colombia office organized the XXI Latin American Maize Meeting (XXIRLM) held in Santa Cruz de la Sie …


WPEP helps farmers produce wheat seed for a food-secure future

November 13, 2015

Wheat seed distribution in Nankana-Sahib, Punjab province.Photo: Monsif ur Rehman/CIMMYT Pakistan As part of seed multiplication and distribution, an objective of the Wheat Productivity and Enhancemen …


Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia enters Phase III: focus on scalability and strategic partnerships

November 13, 2015

In eastern India, CSISA increased adoption of early sowing of wheat and zero tillage by demonstrating the benefits in farmers’ fields. Photo: Vinaynath Reddy. Growth rates of staple crop yields in Sou …


CIMMYT is recognized for its role in strengthening Malawi’s maize seed system

November 13, 2015

CIMMYT receives an award in recognition of its efforts and contributions towards developing and strengthening Malawi’s maize seed system


Paula Kantor Award nominees must show gender research success in India

November 12, 2015

A new award recognizes contributions to the livelihoods and economic empowerment of women made by a former giant in the field of international gender research.


Supporting sustainable and scalable changes in cereal systems in South Asia

November 9, 2015

The rates of growth of staple crop yields in South Asia are insufficient to meet the projected demands in the region. With 40 percent of the world’s poor living in South Asia, the area composed of eas …


Kenyan delegation visits CIMMYT for collaboration on nixtamalization

November 6, 2015

Sicily Kariuki presses a perfect tortilla. Photo: Sam Storr/CIMMYT On Thursday, 5 November, a delegation of Kenyan scientists and government officials visited CIMMYT, concluding a fact-finding mission …


Project Manager

November 5, 2015

The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, known by its Spanish acronym, CIMMYT®, is a not-for-profit research and training organization with partners in over 100 countries. Please refer to …