New Publications: Storage of maize products results in vitamin loss

February 15, 2018

Biofortification of crops through traditional breeding techniques has become very common in the fight against malnutrition globally. Biofortified provitamin A maize is bred to produce increased carote …


Screening cycle for deadly MLN virus set to begin in Kenya during April 2018

February 12, 2018

The maize lethal necrosis (MLN) artificial inoculation screening site in Naivasha, Kenya will begin its phenotyping (screening/ indexing) cycle of 2018 at the begining of January 2018 and in four othe …


Deadly strain of wheat stem rust disease surfaces in Europe

February 8, 2018

Scientists have shown that the first appearance of wheat stem rust disease in the U.K. in nearly 60 years, which occurred in 2013, was caused by the same virulent fungal strain responsible for recent …


“Bazooka” maize makes a bang in Uganda

February 1, 2018

Photo: Christopher Bendana Unprecedented droughts have hit Uganda’s farmers hard in recent years, affecting household income and food security by drastically cutting maize yields, a staple crop in the …


New Publications: Goat grass gives wheat breeders an edge

January 30, 2018

A new commentary published today in Nature Plants highlights the importance of an ancient grass species for wheat breeding.


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

January 26, 2018

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


CIMMYT research publications sow seeds in academic world

January 24, 2018

CIMMYT scientists produce a lot more than just improved maize and wheat varieties.


New Publications: Using prediction models to keep up with growing demand for wheat

January 18, 2018

Wheat harvest near Iztaccíhuatl volcano in Juchitepec, Estado de México. Photo: CIMMYT/P. Lowe With increasing global demand for wheat and increasing constraints (high temperatures, diseases) to wheat …


Government officials learn about agricultural mechanization in Bangladesh

January 10, 2018

On December 10 2017,CIMMYT joined SAARC in celebrating the 33rd SAARC Charter Day.


Innovation leads South Asia’s new Green Revolution

January 9, 2018

Leaders from across South Asia recently called for increased investment in conservation agriculture to protect future food systems across the region.


Success in mainstreaming CSISA-supported agricultural technologies

January 3, 2018

Since 2015, CSISA has been working to generate evidence on best management practices for improving cropping system productivity in the Eastern Indo-Gangetic Plains.


The keys to make seeder calibration easy

December 21, 2017

The Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSISA) is helping farmers in Bangladesh save money and time with the implementation of simple calibration keys.


Local businesses boost farmer access to quality seed in Nepal

December 20, 2017

The Nepal Seed and Fertilizer project is working with seed companies to build their capacity for both seed production and distribution.


Advanced course on conservation agriculture: Gateway for sustainable intensification of smallholder systems

December 18, 2017

On October 23, the eighth edition of the “Advanced Course on Conservation Agriculture (CA)” commenced in Ludhiana and Karnal, India.


New Publications: Mitigating climate change effects on food security

December 7, 2017

A new study on climate change patterns indicates that climate change could reduce total crop production 23 percent by 2050


Australian High Commissioner to India visits project fields

December 5, 2017

This November, the work of the SRFSI project was marked with notable recognition by the Australian Government with a visit from the Australian High Commissioner to India, Harinder Sidhu.


New systems analysis tools help boost the sustainable intensification of agriculture in Bangladesh

December 4, 2017

In South Asia, the population is growing and land area for agricultural expansion is extremely limited. Increasing the productivity of already farmed land is the best way to attain food security.


Breaking Ground: Leonard Rusinamhodzi on innovating farming systems for climate change

November 30, 2017

Leonard Rusinamhodzi works with African farmers to innovate farming systems in the face of climate change.


How smarter financing can boost Nepal’s seed sector

November 29, 2017

Nepal’s push to grow its seed sector is expanding to banking, with new financial measures expected to benefit seed companies across the country.


Establishing a soil borne pathogen research center in Turkey

November 27, 2017

Turkey’s Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock has for the first time allocated funding to establish a world-class center for research on soil borne pathogens.