Archive for July, 2017

Wheat physiology research in Turkey and Iran makes immediate impact in farmers’ fields

July 31, 2017

Due to some recent discoveries about wheat in Turkey and Iran, scientists are optimistic that they can help smallholder farmers combat hardship and sustain their livelihoods.


New online portal offers information to curb maize lethal necrosis in Africa

July 24, 2017

The new maize lethal necrosis online portal provides up-to-date information and surveillance tools to help researchers control and stop the spread of the deadly disease.


Zero till climate-smart wheat-rice-bean crop rotations in India curb emissions

July 24, 2017

Zero tillage with residue retention techniques in rice-wheat-mung bean crop rotations result in the lowest global warming potential, a study on sustainable intensification in India shows.


New funding focus on agricultural research key to achieve global development goals

July 21, 2017

Food and agriculture have the potential to be major drivers in helping achieve the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, but are currently underutilized, say experts.


Media highlight sustainable innovations in Pakistan during USAID tour

July 20, 2017

AIP researcher in the maize stem borer lab – the only facility in Pakistan for mass rearing of maize stem borers. Photo: A.Yuqub /CIMMYT Islamabad (CIMMYT) — The United States Agency for Internationa …


Breaking Ground: Dagne Wegary at a busy intersection on the maize value chain

July 19, 2017

As a maize seed system specialist, Dagne Wegary works at the nexus between breeding science and actual delivery of improved seed to farmers.


New Publications: Better post-harvest storage can raise vitamin A intake 25 percent in Zambia

July 13, 2017

Recent modeling studies in Zambia suggest that provitamin A maize’s impact is being cut short by the low retention of carotenoids during storage and postharvest grain loss.


Zimbabwe steps up food security with vitamin A maize

July 12, 2017

More farmers in Zimbabwe are demanding high-yielding, highly nutritious and drought tolerant provitamin A maize.


Breaking Ground: Mainassara Zaman-Allah uses remote sensing to expedite phenotyping

July 6, 2017

Mainassara Zaman-Allah uses new technologies to speed up the collection of plant information for breeding.


New sustainable agriculture initiative targets India’s second most populous state

July 6, 2017

A new project is bringing sustainable technologies and practices to one-thousand villages in Maharashtra, India.


Increased investment needed to adapt Africa’s agriculture to climate change

July 5, 2017

Delegates at a conference in June called for a new focus and increase in investment to ensure eastern and southern Africa’s farming systems can withstand the impacts of climate change.


CIMMYT 2016 annual report ‘Maize and wheat for future climates’

July 4, 2017

In this report CIMMYT gratefully acknowledges 50 years of contributions from staff, partners and funders, and describes continued efforts to create a food- and nutrition-secure future through sustaina …