Breaking Ground: Scientist Deepmala Sehgal on the trail of novel wheat diversity

Molecular analysis research by Deepmala Sehgal has led to the discovery of novel genes for yield, disease resistance and climate resilience in previously little-used wheat genetic resources.


Breaking Ground: Jiafa Chen on improving maize and building partnerships

Jiafa Chen has helped identify new genetic resources that have been used in breeding new maize varieties that withstand environmental and biological stresses.


Harnessing medical technology and global partnerships to drive gains in food crop productivity

Global research networks must overcome nationalist and protectionist tendencies to provide technology advances the world urgently needs.


Engaging youth: beyond the buzzword

Researchers are seeking to re-engage rural youth who are increasingly abandoning agriculture to work in cities, raising the question who will grow our food in the future?


Improved maize offers new economic opportunity to Kenyan family

Improved maize varieties offer new economic opportunity to families in Kenya.


Confronting Africa’s soil health problems helps triple yield

173,000 African farmers in five countries have embraced good agricultural practices that have boosted smallholder farming and helped them over double crop yields.


Can sub-Saharan Africa meet its future cereal food requirement?

To satisfy the enormous increase in demand for food in sub-Saharan Africa by 2050, cereal yields must increase to 80 percent of their potential.


Wheat rust poses food security risk for global poor, says DFID’s Priti Patel

International Wheat rust monitoring efforts are not only keeping the fast-spreading disease in check, but are deployed to manage other crop diseases, said a scientist attending a major scientific even …


Scientists meet in Mexico to revolutionize ways of “watching” experimental plants

200 world-class scientists from over 20 countries will gather in Mexico from December 13 to 15 for the 4th International Plant Phenotyping Symposium.


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

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


Agricultural biodiversity key to future crop improvement

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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


Promoting drought tolerant maize seed in southern Africa

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


Growing more with less: Improving productivity, resilience and sustainability in Africa

Sustainable intensification is helping farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa become more productive, while adapting to and mitigating climate change.


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.