Revised IRMA II Project Plan Stresses Regulatory Issues and New Management Structure

May 14, 2012

November, 2004 The Insect Resistant Maize for Africa (IRMA) project was launched in 1999 with the primary goal of increasing maize production and food security for African farmers through the developm …


Tanzanian mother takes charge of change

May 14, 2012

Through their own determination, and with support from local researchers, CIMMYT, ICRISAT, and organizations in Australia, sub-Saharan African farmers are applying improved maize-legume cropping syste …


No maize, no life!

May 14, 2012

CIMMYT E-News, vol 6 no. 4, June 2009 In Morogoro, a drought-prone area in Tanzania, farmers are using certified maize seed and urging other farmers to grow a new drought tolerant variety, TAN 250, wh …


Forward base Kulumsa

May 14, 2012

CIMMYT E-News, vol 4 no. 9, September 2007 In the battle to prevent a global wheat crop catastrophe from an unchecked airborne fungus, scientists use monitoring stations in Ethiopia to enhance their a …


Farmers get their yield back and more

May 14, 2012

CIMMYT E-News, vol 4 no. 3, March 2007 Solving a major disease problem in durum wheat was not enough to satisfy farmers. They need and will get quality too. Karim Ammar, a durum wheat breeder with CIM …


CIMMYT researchers say participatory research supports their achievements

May 14, 2012

CIMMYT E-News, vol 3 no. 9, September 2006 Farmers participate in a significant portion of CIMMYT research and technology testing, according to center researchers, and the scientists believe this make …


Sounding an Alarm

May 14, 2012

CIMMYT E-News, vol 2 no. 8, August 2005 Wheat in peril from stem rust outbreak, expert panel warns. An expert panel commissioned by the Rockefeller Foundation to study the potential for a global stem …


Rust Buster

May 14, 2012

CIMMYT E-News, vol 2 no. 12, December 2005 CIMMYT’s Ravi Singh is named outstanding CGIAR scientist for 2005. Ravi Singh is a skilled researcher who has dedicated his career to improving the lives of …


Gene Flow Study Explores How Farmers Keep Maize Thriving and Changing

May 14, 2012

June, 2005 What role do farmers play in the evolution of maize diversity? How extensive are the farming networks and other social systems that influence gene flow? These and other questions are helpin …


The Fifth External Program and Management Review

May 14, 2012

November, 2004 CIMMYT’s External Program and Management Review (EPMR) is underway. Seven members of the EPMR came to El Batán from 22-26 November to commence the meetings and evaluations, which will b …


Ecuador’s wheat awakening

May 14, 2012

In a determined effort to shield consumers against food price volatility, the government of Ecuador has renewed its investment in food crop research, including a vigorous program to restore wheat prod …


Plowing through poverty

May 14, 2012

CIMMYT E-News, vol 6 no. 4, June 2009 As part of the global work to test and disseminate conservation agriculture, CIMMYT and partners have introduced and promoted new agricultural machinery in Bangla …


Body blow to grain borer

May 14, 2012

CIMMYT E-News, vol 4 no. 9, September 2007 The larger grain borer is taking a beating from CIMMYT breeders in Kenya as new African maize withstands the onslaught of one of the most damaging pests. Sci …


Backyard battle

May 14, 2012

CIMMYT E-News, vol 4 no. 3, March 2007 CIMMYT leads fight against post-harvest pests close to home. Top officials in the state of Mexico, home of CIMMYT’s headquarters, have praised a project led by t …


People of the Clouds

May 14, 2012

CIMMYT E-News, vol 3 no. 9, September 2006 The Nepal Hill Maize Research Project, supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), reaches out to Nepal’s poorest farmers with new v …


Stem Rust Shows Its Strength

May 14, 2012

March, 2005 The greatest pest of crops -Roman philosopher Pliny, AD 100 Nearly 2000 years after Pliny’s description of stem rusts, plant disease scientist William Wagoire made a startling observation …


Farmer Innovation Silences the Earworm

May 14, 2012

CIMMYT E-News, vol 2 no. 8, August 2005 Farmers seal the corn earworm’s fate in Peru with an oily approach. Far from markets or access to agricultural inputs, maize farmers high in the Andes of northe …


Bug Havens Keep Maize Pest-Proof

May 14, 2012

CIMMYT E-News, vol 2 no. 12, December 2005 African maize farmers who will grow transgenic maize varieties resistant to one of the crop’s most damaging pests—the maize stem borer—learn that to keep bor …


New Japan–CIMMYT Project Hunts for Genes to Fight Disease

May 14, 2012

June, 2004 No single strain of wheat, barley, or related species completely withstands Fusarium Head Blight, a disease that is making increasing inroads on health and harvests worldwide. A new project …


Reducing damage to grain stores of the poor

May 14, 2012

December, 2004 Saving grain from hungry pests can significantly improve the food security and livelihoods of farm households in the developing world’s poorest areas. Even if poor farmers have a good m …