Archive for September, 2017

Drought tolerant maize provides extra 9 months of food for farming families

September 29, 2017

A new study shows that drought tolerant maize varieties can provide farming families in Zimbabwe an extra 9 months of food at no additional cost.


Delegates gather in Morocco to combat nematodes in agriculture

September 28, 2017

Eighty delegates from across the globe recently gathered at the 6th International Cereal Nematode Symposium in Agadir, Morocco to discuss the spread of nematodes.


New Publications: Mitigating greenhouse gas emission from rising food production

September 26, 2017

A new study identifies the key ways to keep up with India’s rising food demand while minimizing greenhouse gas emissions.


Yemen identified as “stepping stone” to wheat stem rust’s global spread

September 26, 2017

New research reveals the most likely routes for the spread of new wheat stem rust strains.


Experts call for data revolution to achieve Sustainable Development Goals

September 25, 2017

Modern data systems are essential to monitor, manage and plan actions taken by governments to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.


Second-generation haploid inducers: Now available

September 22, 2017

The second generation of tropically adapted haploid inducers developed by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) are now available for use by interested breeders and institution …


Researchers set new climate services strategy in Bangladesh

September 20, 2017

Scientists from across South and Southeast Asia launched a new agenda earlier this week to boost community involvement in developing climate information and extension messaging services across the reg …


Message from International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center after 7.1 Mexico earthquake

September 20, 2017

Although the full impact of the earthquake is unknown at this time, CIMMYT would like to express condolences to all those affected throughout the country.


Leading nutritionist cites whole grains as critical for better nutrition and health

September 19, 2017

People who eat whole grain foods have a lower risk of almost all chronic diseases and are less likely to gain weight as they age, according to nutritionist Julie Miller Jones.


Public policy and Borlaug’s final instruction: take it to the farmer

September 14, 2017

In a blog published by the World Food Prize, Bram Govaerts discusses the need for integration between research and decision-making at all levels including the public policy levels.


High-level meeting to set climate services agenda for South and Southeast Asia

September 14, 2017

Leaders from across South and South East Asia will gather next week to exchange ideas and strategies on how to support agricultural climate services in the region.


Breaking Ground: Francelino Rodrigues on high-tech farming

September 13, 2017

Francelino Rodrigues’ expertise in precision agriculture brings a high-tech element to CIMMYT’s field trials.


Maize biofortification fights malnutrition in Pakistan

September 13, 2017

In the face of endemic malnutrition, researchers in Pakistan are turning to biofortified maize to combat vitamin A, zinc and protein deficiencies.


New Publications: Improving wheat breeding through modern genetic tools

September 13, 2017

A new study shows how wheat breeders can more efficiently increase yield and improve their selections by using modern genetic tools.


New initiative strengthens agricultural drought monitoring in Bangladesh

September 7, 2017

As Bangladesh faces an extensive drought for the second year in a row, partnerships are working to strengthen drought monitoring programs to help farmers.


Why development needs innovation

September 5, 2017

“Innovation” may be just another development buzzword, but adopting the principles behind it is crucial if organizations hope to attract funding and achieve lasting impact.


New evidence shows forests help reduce malnutrition

September 4, 2017

Living near forests can help locals increase their dietary diversity, and combat hidden hunger.


Study reveals new opportunities to cut greenhouse gas emissions in India

September 4, 2017

India is one of the world’s largest contributors to global warming, but simple changes in farm management can drastically cut emissions while meeting food demand.