Archive for November, 2016

Advice for India’s rice-wheat farmers: Put aside the plow and save straw to fight pollution

November 28, 2016

Recent media reports show that the 19 million inhabitants of New Delhi are under siege from a noxious haze.


Three major commercial maize seed exporting countries in southern Africa found free from maize lethal necrosis

November 25, 2016

Three major commercial maize-growing and seed exporting countries in southern Africa were found to be so far free from the deadly maize lethal necrosis (MLN) disease.


Agricultural biodiversity key to future crop improvement

November 25, 2016

Conserving and using agricultural biodiversity to create better crops can help meet several sustainable development goals and stave off further species extinctions.


Target for 10 million more climate-smart farmers in southern Africa amid rising cost of El Niño

November 23, 2016

Research centers, development agencies and governments must work together to respond to climate predictions before food crises develop, say two CIMMYT scientists.


New Publications: Durum wheat is becoming more susceptible to rust globally

November 23, 2016

Leaf rust is increasingly impacting durum wheat production worldwide.


Sustainable agriculture poised to save Mayan rainforests from deforestation

November 21, 2016

Sustainable farming practices allow smallholder farmers to improve maize yields while reducing deforestation in Mexico, report finds.


Improved genetic analysis offers faster, more precise results to crop breeders

November 18, 2016

Researchers improve global collaboration on harnessing genes in breeding that can help the crop withstand the effects of climate change.


New online learning platform offers capacity development for all

November 17, 2016

An online learning platform created in partnership with the Seeds of Discovery (SeeD) initiative will revolutionize the project’s capacity development efforts.


Drought and heat tolerant maize tackles climate change in southern Africa

November 16, 2016

CIMMYT’s drought-tolerant varieties have been delivered to three million farmers across Africa.


Combating spread of MLN in Africa poses unique but surmountable challenges, seed health specialist says

November 14, 2016

Maize lethal necrosis poses a major concern to researchers, seed companies and farmers in sub-Saharan Africa.


Partners invited to apply for allocation of new CIMMYT pre-commercial hybrids

November 11, 2016

CIMMYT offers a new set of improved maize hybrids to partners in southern Africa and similar regions, to scale up production for farmers in these areas.


New Publications: With climate change, pests likely to spread to new agricultural areas

November 9, 2016

Pests are likely to spread as climate change continues to impact farming systems globally, according to a new study.


Improved drought tolerant maize varieties: a sustainable solution to climate change

November 8, 2016

Stakeholders in the agricultural sector met in Nairobi, Kenya, for the 4th Annual Food Security Conference (AFSC) on 12-13 October 2016.


Taking aim at climate change

November 7, 2016

Check out our latest fact sheet and learn how CIMMYT is responding to climate change.


First drought tolerant and insect resistant “stacked” transgenic maize harvested in Kenya

November 4, 2016

For the first time, transgenic maize hybrids that combine insect resistance and drought tolerance have been harvested from confined field trials.


Public initiatives key to harnessing genetic diversity for food security, says genetic resources expert

November 3, 2016

Public initiatives to facilitate the use of genetic resources must be promoted to demonstrate the value they add to agriculture for development and food security.


Promoting drought tolerant maize seed in southern Africa

November 2, 2016

CIMMYT held seed fairs in Zimbabwe to promote the sharing of information and knowledge about new seed options for farmers.


Conference highlights urgent need to harness genetic resources for future food security

November 1, 2016

The International Agrobiodiversity Congress provides a platform for farmers, scientists, policymakers and industry leaders to share their experiences in agrobiodiversity management and genetic resourc …