Archive for September, 2016

CIMMYT and Cargill Mexico announce second food security and sustainability awards

September 29, 2016

For a second year in a row, $25,000 will be awarded to projects contributing to food security and sustainability in Mexico’s agricultural sector.


Food security requires acceleration of advanced science, not just “feeding,” CIMMYT 50 delegates say

September 29, 2016

The agriculture for development sector must begin “nourishing” families with nutrition-sensitive interventions instead of focusing on “feeding,” says Lindiwe Majele Sibanda.


African Conservation Tillage Network CEO calls for high level support of conservation agriculture

September 28, 2016

Regional and national support for conservation agriculture is key to achieving widespread sustainable production intensification says Saidi Mkomwa, CEO African Conservation Tillage Network.


Mexico, funding, sustainability key to meeting agricultural challenges, “CIMMYT 50” delegates say

September 28, 2016

Pushing the boundaries on technological innovation and sustainability must always be first and foremost, said Martin Kropff, director general CIMMYT.


A leading NGO joins hands with CIMMYT-CCAFS to empower women farmers

September 27, 2016

NGO partnership brings new capacity building opportunities.


CIMMYT Participates in the Sixth African Green Revolution Forum

September 27, 2016

CIMMYT joined 1,700 delegates from around the globe who participated in the sixth African Green Revolution Forum.


Gene bank crowdfunding campaign gains traction with commercial seed industry

September 27, 2016

A pledge of $10,000 by international plant breeding company KWS has given a big boost to an online crowdfunding initiative aiming to help maintain the world’s largest maize and wheat germplasm bank.


New high-yielding maize aids smallholder farmers, helps hungry in drought-hit Africa

September 27, 2016

Bigger and healthier maize is helping counter the effects of severe drought caused by the warming effects of an El Nino weather system.


New generation of hunger fighters needed, says Julie Borlaug at CIMMYT 50th anniversary

September 26, 2016

Encourage youth willing to become “hunger fighters” to take up the challenges of farming despite erratic weather caused by climate change, drought, dwindling water supplies and nutrient-depleted soil.


Celebrating 50 years of collaboration: CIMMYT in the Mexican senate

September 23, 2016

Mexico City, Mexico (CIMMYT) — In recognition of the contributions the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center has made to agriculture and food security in Mexico and the world, a symposium w …


CIMMYT museum highlights cultural aspects of maize and wheat

September 21, 2016

A new museum in Mexico provides historical background and context for scientific research into maize and wheat, emphasizing agricultural achievements in the developing world.


A Chat With: DuPont Pioneer president points to technology to boost yields

September 21, 2016

Data and predictive analytics can help seeds reach their full yield by providing farmers with information and management advice, said DuPont Pioneer President Peter Shickler.


CIMMYT celebrates 50 in eastern and central Africa

September 20, 2016

CIMMYT celebrates 50 in eastern and central Africa 50th anniversary celebrations on 9 – 10 September, 2016.


New Publications: Will we be able to do enough to mitigate agriculture’s impact on global warming?

September 15, 2016

Agricultural mitigation strategies likely to fall short of recommended temperature caps for global warming.


Heat-tolerant maize offers new opportunities to rice farmers in South India

September 14, 2016

Maize has emerged as a preferred choice for farmers in Karnataka, India.


European Space Agency selects CIMMYT to pilot new remote sensing project

September 8, 2016

CIMMYT has been selected by the European Space Agency to have access to the pilot version of the Sen2-Agri processing system and receive training on its use.


Young African scientists gain inspiration from experienced maize researchers

September 6, 2016

CIMMYT’s Global Maize Program (GMP) team in Africa attended the AfPBA training program held June 2016 at the World Agroforestry Center.


Push row planters manufactured and distributed locally among smallholder maize farmers in Pakistan

September 5, 2016

CIMMYT collaborates with the Cereal Crops Research Institute and Petal Seed, a local seed company in Pakistan to produce new planters.


A Chat With: IPNI Director Shamie Zingore — boosting smallholder agriculture in Africa

September 4, 2016

Effective partnerships between research, public and private sector institutions are the key to unlock the potential of smallholder agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa says IPNI director.


Are cows the next development boom for smallholder farmers?

September 2, 2016

Smallholder livestock farmers in Zimbabwe are rapidly increasing profits thanks to a pivot to new sustainable agriculture initiatives.