New Publications: Rise of micro-satellites offers cost-effective way to collect data on smallholder farms

Micro-satellites are emerging as an effective low-cost option to collecting data like sow date and yields on small farms across the developing world.


Maize seed and training aim to reduce aid dependency in Haiti

The Haiti Mayi project aims to kick-start a local seed sector, keep famine at bay, end dependence on international aid and reduce imports.


CGIAR congratulates the Convention on Biological Diversity at COP13

CGIAR committed to contribute to the actions mentioned in the Cancun Declaration on Mainstreaming the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity for Well-Being together with all its partners.


Cutting-edge tools promote conservation, use of biodiversity

CIMMYT scientists will present at the COP 13 conference on a new collection of tools and resources that could revolutionize maize breeding and promote genetic diversity conservation.


Three major commercial maize seed exporting countries in southern Africa found free from maize lethal necrosis

Three major commercial maize-growing and seed exporting countries in southern Africa were found to be so far free from the deadly maize lethal necrosis (MLN) disease.


New Publications: Durum wheat is becoming more susceptible to rust globally

Leaf rust is increasingly impacting durum wheat production worldwide.


Sustainable agriculture poised to save Mayan rainforests from deforestation

Sustainable farming practices allow smallholder farmers to improve maize yields while reducing deforestation in Mexico, report finds.


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

CIMMYT offers a new set of improved maize hybrids to partners in southern Africa and similar regions, to scale up production for farmers in these areas.


New Publications: With climate change, pests likely to spread to new agricultural areas

Pests are likely to spread as climate change continues to impact farming systems globally, according to a new study.


Improved drought tolerant maize varieties: a sustainable solution to climate change

Stakeholders in the agricultural sector met in Nairobi, Kenya, for the 4th Annual Food Security Conference (AFSC) on 12-13 October 2016.


Taking aim at climate change

Check out our latest fact sheet and learn how CIMMYT is responding to climate change.


Public initiatives key to harnessing genetic diversity for food security, says genetic resources expert

Public initiatives to facilitate the use of genetic resources must be promoted to demonstrate the value they add to agriculture for development and food security.


Conference highlights urgent need to harness genetic resources for future food security

The International Agrobiodiversity Congress provides a platform for farmers, scientists, policymakers and industry leaders to share their experiences in agrobiodiversity management and genetic resourc …


National maize stem borer mass rearing laboratory inaugurated in Pakistan

CIMMYT inaugurated the first national maize stem borer mass rearing laboratory at the National Agricultural Research Center in Islamabad on 25 October 2016.


World Food Prize presentation updates delegates on key contributions of MasAgro

Transforming subsistence agriculture and unsustainable farming systems into productive and sustainable operations has been the key focus of scientist Bram Govaerts, 2014 recipient of the Norman Borlau …


New Publications: How to better breed maize for future climates in Latin America

New study reveals findings to help increase drought and heat tolerance in Latin American maize.


Empowering women to eliminate residue burning for better human and soil health

A leading NGO is working together with CIMMYT in India to generate awareness among women about climate-smart practices.


Tackle food insecurity with homegrown education, Food Prize delegates say

Africa must develop a strong educational infrastructure to address the challenges of poverty, malnutrition and food insecurity, said experts at the World Food Prize.


New Publications: New findings on effects of tillage on growth, yield and more

A study from CIMMYT scientists has revealed new insights on the respective benefits of conventional tillage (CT) and zero tillage (ZT) in north-west India.


Wheat training foundation offers hope to end rural poverty

In her youth, Tunisian Manel Othmeni developed an interest in interacting with plants, a fascination that later grew into a passion for wheat research.