First blast resistant, biofortified wheat variety released in Bangladesh

October 18, 2017

The first blast resistant wheat variety has been released in Bangladesh.


Partners invited to apply for allocation of new CIMMYT pre-commercial hybrids

October 17, 2017

The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) is offering a new set of improved maize hybrids to partners in southern Africa and similar agro-ecological zones, to scale up production f …


Borlaug Dialogue delegates to discuss strategy for tackling Fall Armyworm menace in Africa

October 14, 2017

B.M. Prasanna at 2017 Borlaug Dialogue on expert panel to discuss the strategic approach for managing the pest menace in Africa.


New Publications: Using networks to disseminate agricultural innovations

October 12, 2017

A new study examines how networks help spread new technologies and innovations in agriculture.


Project helps African farmers identify regional best practices

October 11, 2017

Traditional farming systems in Africa must be updated for today’s climate and market challenges, according to a new article from the University of Queensland.


Scaling sustainable agriculture in South Asia

October 11, 2017

A two-day regional policy dialogue on scaling conservation agriculture for sustainable intensification in South Asia was held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from September 8-9, 2017.


Project to boost Nepal’s seed sector meets to discuss a way forward

October 5, 2017

Eleven seed companies shared progress and lessons learned in enhancing Nepal’s seed sector during a recent meeting held in Kathmandu, Nepal.


New screening cycle for deadly MLN virus set to begin in Kenya

October 3, 2017

The maize lethal necrosis screening site in Kenya will begin its second screening cycle of 2017 at the end of October.


Afghanistan scientists assess achievements of Australia-funded wheat research

October 3, 2017

Afghanistan scientists meet to reflect on achievements after 15 years of Australia-funded wheat research.


Asian scientists join cross-continental training to restrain wheat blast disease

October 2, 2017

Nine South Asia wheat researchers recently visited the Americas for training on measures to control a deadly and mysterious wheat blast disease.


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.