Archive for March, 2017

New selection method allows for rapid development of improved maize varieties

March 30, 2017

MARS is helping maize breeders develop higher yielding and drought-tolerant improved varieties faster than ever before, according to a recent study from CIMMYT scientists.


Closing the circle: Kanwarpal Dhugga works at CIMMYT

March 29, 2017

Growing up on a small farm in India’s northwest Punjab state, Kanwarpal Dhugga was a young boy when the first Green Revolution wheat varieties arrived in his village.


New Publications: Successful agricultural interventions require social shifts, not just technological

March 23, 2017

While scientific research is an important component of the development of an agricultural innovation system, it is not enough.


New maize hybrid shows resistance to stem borers in South Africa

March 22, 2017

Smallholder farmers in South Africa can now access and grow new maize varieties with transgenic resistance to stem borers, the most damaging insect pest of maize.


Obstacles to gender-smart fertilizer use hurt livelihoods, scientists say

March 21, 2017

Compiling gender-inclusive data could help scientists understand how to help improve nitrogen fertilizer application practices among smallholder farmers.


Bangladesh urges $500 million in funds to intensify surface water irrigation

March 20, 2017

Most current food security projections show that staple crop production must double by 2050 to keep up with global need, which will continue to expand.


Breaking Ground: Akhter Ali helps transform agriculture sector in Pakistan

March 9, 2017

Akhter Ali always knew he wanted to have an impact on the livelihoods of farmers in Pakistan.


New Publications: Wheat stem rust resistance identified in Kazakhstan and Russia

March 9, 2017

Stem rusts have proven to be a challenge to wheat farmers in Kazakhstan and Russia, particularly with higher rainfall in recent years.


Gender and development specialist Rahma Adam: Aiding African women to build household food security

March 8, 2017

In a special interview to mark International Women’s Day, CIMMYT gender specialist Rahma Adam detailed how her research aims to improve the agricultural productivity of women in south and eastern Afri …


Despite hardships, women running own households provide model of empowerment and innovation

March 7, 2017

GENNOVATE research reveals communities with numerous women-headed households record high levels of poverty reduction.


CIMMYT launches new program to promote gender equity in agricultural research

March 7, 2017

In a move to bolster gender equity in agriculture, CIMMYT will launch a series of training courses promoting the integration gender awareness and analysis in research for development.


Small machinery provides affordable options for women farmers in Nepal

March 2, 2017

Small-scale mechanization is becoming more important on farms in Nepal as young people, particularly men, migrate away from rural areas in large numbers.