Combating spread of MLN in Africa poses unique but surmountable challenges, seed health specialist saysNovember 14, 2016
Maize lethal necrosis poses a major concern to researchers, seed companies and farmers in sub-Saharan Africa.
For the first time, transgenic maize hybrids that combine insect resistance and drought tolerance have been harvested from confined field trials.
CIMMYT held seed fairs in Zimbabwe to promote the sharing of information and knowledge about new seed options for farmers.
Sustainable intensification is helping farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa become more productive, while adapting to and mitigating climate change.
Tamar Haspel delivered a keynote address at a three-day conference hosted by CIMMYT to celebrate the nonprofit’s 50th anniversary.
The Striga weed is one of the leading causes of crop loss in western Kenya, a significant dent to farmers’ livelihoods and major hindrance to food security in the area.
The goal of completely eradicating vitamin A deficiency – mainly in Africa and Southeast Asia – remains a big challenge.
Mexico City, Mexico (CIMMYT) — In recognition of the contributions the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center has made to agriculture and food security in Mexico and the world, a symposium w …
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’s Global Maize Program (GMP) team in Africa attended the AfPBA training program held June 2016 at the World Agroforestry Center.
In southern Mexico and Central America a fungal maize disease known as tar spot complex is decimating yields, threatening local food security and livelihoods.
Drought-related challenges in Africa call for proactive interventions rather than reactive ones.
As Ethiopia struggles with its worst drought in 50 years, farmers pin their hopes on seed delivered through emergency seed projects.
A new project aims to over double wheat production in target areas of Zambia and Rwanda to help smallholders meet rising demand and cope with high import costs.
A new planter that promotes dry seeding of rice, saves water and increases planting efficiency is being used increasingly in Pakistan’s Punjab Province.
A training held from June 13 – 23, 2016 emphasized hand pollination in maize variety development and seed multiplication.
Breeding and seed systems must immediately adapt to changing climates if major loss of maize yields is to be avoided, a new report shows.
The 2015-2016 El Niño has led to drought leaving 10.2 million people – more than 1 in 10 Ethiopians – in need of emergency food assistance.
Since 2006, CIMMYT has developed 200 drought-tolerant varieties and hybrids, many of which possess desirable traits such as resistance to major diseases.
Over the past 50 years, various research activities have been undertaken to boost protein quality and micronutrient levels in maize and wheat to help improve nutrition in poor communities.