Archive for July, 2016

5th International master class on soil born pathogens of wheat

July 27, 2016

The 5th International Master Class on Soil Borne Pathogens of Wheat was held in Eskisehir, Turkey, on 11-23 July 2016.


CIMMYT and partners set the pace in maize and wheat research in Africa

July 27, 2016

State-of-art research facilities leap Africa’s Agricultural potential through modern research.


Expanding for faster and wider deployment of heat-tolerant hybrids in South Asia

July 25, 2016

HTMA’s annual review and planning meeting was held in Kathmandu, Nepal, on 25-26 July 2016.


Ancient maize varieties provide modern solution to tar spot complex

July 25, 2016

In southern Mexico and Central America a fungal maize disease known as tar spot complex is decimating yields, threatening local food security and livelihoods.


CIMMYT 2015 annual report ‘Building resilience to risk’

July 19, 2016

  Crucial funding from CGIAR Fund Donors and other generous supporters allows the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) and its partners worldwide to offer farmers in developi …


Learning from 8,000 people to integrate gender into agricultural research

July 19, 2016

It is often a mystery why a new agricultural technology or practice can be successful in one community yet fail to have the desired effect in another.


CIMMYT receives collaboration award from the Yunnan provincial government

July 14, 2016

CIMMYT received a collaboration award recognizing contributions made to improving maize and wheat productivity, from the government in China’s Yunnan Province.


Building Zambia’s drought-tolerant maize business

July 12, 2016

Drought tolerant maize can reduce risks for farmers and allow for more consistent crop production in the face of climate variability in southern Africa.


Drought-tolerant maize a boon to farmers in Zambia hit by El Niño

July 8, 2016

Drought-related challenges in Africa call for proactive interventions rather than reactive ones.


Farming Systems Intensification in South Asia

July 7, 2016

A workshop on farming systems analysis was held at Wageningen University (WUR), The Netherlands, on 5-7 July 2016.


Emergency seed project brings relief to drought-affected farmers in Ethiopia

July 6, 2016

As Ethiopia struggles with its worst drought in 50 years, farmers pin their hopes on seed delivered through emergency seed projects.


Making Farming Profitable: Scaling Climate-Smart Agriculture through Business Model Innovations

July 4, 2016

To develop and scale innovative CSA business models at climate-smart village (CSV) sites in South Asia, a workshop was held at WUR on 4 July 2016.