Archive for January, 2016

Recent publications from CIMMYT staff

January 26, 2016

Top 5 new research outputs from CIMMYT covers gender and agriculture in Malawi, topsoil and organic carbon variability, and reallocation of farm resources.


Will we feed humanity by 2050?

January 26, 2016

Bram Govaerts, Leader of CIMMYT’s program on Sustainable Intensification in Latin America, presented at a keynote speech titled “Ending hunger: Can we achieve humanity’s elusive goal by 2050?” at the …


How to work with agricultural innovation systems

January 26, 2016

The CGIAR Research Program on MAIZE and the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) of the Netherlands organized a workshop called “Designing projects focusing on agricultural innovation systems” in Wageningen …


Learning partnerships turn research into results for Mexican agriculture

January 22, 2016

The Seeds of Discovery (SeeD) project seeks to empower the next generation of Mexican scientists to use maize and wheat biodiversity to effectively meet the needs of Mexican agriculture in the future.


Learning partnerships turn research into results for Mexican agriculture

January 22, 2016

The Seeds of Discovery (SeeD) project seeks to empower the next generation of Mexican scientists to use maize and wheat biodiversity to effectively meet the needs of Mexican agriculture in the future.


10 new studies from CIMMYT staff

January 20, 2016

Read the latest in CIMMYT’s research outputs.


Rebuilding livelihoods: CIMMYT helps Nepalese farmers recover from earthquake

January 15, 2016

USAID-Nepal has provided US$1 million to the CIMMYT-led Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia in Nepal (CSISA-NP) for earthquake relief and recovery.


Inaugural Paula Kantor Award recognizes work on agriculture, gender, improved diets

January 14, 2016

Post-doctoral fellow Soumya Gupta is the winner of the inaugural Paula Kantor Award for Excellence in Field Research, the International Centre for Research on Women announces.


Can maize help farmers in Odisha, India, cope with climate change?

January 11, 2016

Increasing drought and low rainfall are leading many rice farmers in India’s plateau region of Odisha to start cultivating a crop that requires less water, has lower input costs and earns farmers grea …


Thirty years of supporting maize farmers in southern Africa

January 11, 2016

CIMMYT’s Southern Africa Regional Office celebrates three decades of developing new maize varieties for farmers across the region.


Mobilizing gene bank biodiversity in the fight against climate change

January 11, 2016

CIMMYT’s germplasm bank holds untapped genetic information that could lead to climate resilient wheat varieties, according to a new study.


Climate change’s surprising opportunity for East African maize farmers

January 8, 2016

With the right varieties, future maize yields in East Africa’s highlands could soar as temperatures increase.


Modeling Africa’s agricultural future

January 8, 2016

CIMMYT held its second training workshop on “Crop Modeling under Uncertain Climate,” from 7-11 December 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.


Conservation agriculture expert at Oxford Farming Conference

January 3, 2016

Bram Govaerts, strategic leader for Sustainable Intensification in Latin America and Latin America representative at CIMMYT makes keynote speech at Oxford Farming Conference.


CIMMYT scientist receives award from China for wheat research

January 3, 2016

Top wheat scientists from the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) and other research institutions are the recipients of a prestigious award from China’s State Council.


Cereal systems initiative speeds growth of mechanized technologies in India, report shows

January 3, 2016

Major impacts of the Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia program include success in increasing access to and affordability of modern farming technologies for smallholder farmers across India, acc …


From east Asia to south Asia, via Mexico: how one gene changed the course of history

January 3, 2016

The story of how Japanese wheat variety Norin 10 saved millions from starvation and revolutionized the world of wheat.


Is the next food crisis coming? Are we ready to respond?

January 3, 2016

One of the strongest El Niños on record is underway, threatening millions of agricultural livelihoods – and lives.


CIMMYT marks 50 years of innovation in agricultural science for development

January 1, 2016

CIMMYT will celebrate its 50th anniversary during a three-day event from September 27 to 29, 2016, at headquarters in El Batán, near México City.