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Changing the conversation surrounding food and agriculture with Tamar Haspel

Tamar Haspel delivered a keynote address at a three-day conference hosted by CIMMYT to celebrate the nonprofit’s 50th anniversary.


Unpacking our biases for better gender research

Shelley Feldman, recently retired professor at Cornell University, gives a keynote speech on gender balance in agriculture at CIMMYT’s 50th anniversary conference. CIMMYT/Alfonso Arredondo. MEXICO CIT …


“CIMMYT 50” delegates tackle obstacles to achieving global food security

From the field to the laboratory, new technology plays a major part in the international effort to develop seeds and cropping systems that will help achieve food security.


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

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

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


DuPont Pioneer and CIMMYT form CRISPR-Cas public/private partnership

MEDIA ADVISORY  Agreement designed to improve livelihoods of smallholder maize and wheat farmers globally Main focus: breeding for resistance to devastating maize lethal necrosis disease for Africa EL …


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

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


Gene bank crowdfunding campaign gains traction with commercial seed industry

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

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

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.


CIMMYT museum highlights cultural aspects of maize and wheat

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

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

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


CIMMYT must reboot its long-term agricultural strategy to meet new challenges

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON, D.C., 19 SEPT 2016 — Credited with saving hundreds of million from hunger in the post-World War II era, global agricultural research organizations such as the Inter …


CIMMYT scorecard on food security in eastern and central Africa

MEDIA ADVISORY Smallholder farmer prepares maize plot for planting with CIMMYT improved varieties, Embu, Kenya. Photo: CIMMYT CIMMYT 50th international anniversary celebrations WHAT: Over 150 partners …


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

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.


“Invisible women” hold key to food security – ex-WFP chief Catherine Bertini

Despite the large numbers of women working on farms, their voices are not heard by international development policymakers, handicapping global efforts to achieve food security, Catherine Bertini says.


A Chat With: Mark Lynas – sustainable agriculture key to food security amid climate change

Sustainable agricultural practices are key to feeding the global population in the face of climate change said Environmentalist Mark Lynas.


Syngenta-CIMMYT collaboration on helping smallholders stay safe

Javier Valdes, country head at Syngenta Mexico, talks about collaboration with CIMMYT.


A Chat With: U.S. nutritionist Julie Miller Jones speaks out about GE crops

Leading nutritionist sets out to educate the general public on the benefits of genetically modified crops.