Helping Nepalese farmers adapt to climate change

May 11, 2016

Cornell University’s Linda McCandless describes some of the agricultural challenges Nepalese farmers face after the devastating 2015 earthquake


A woman for wheat: Maricelis Acevedo takes on new role

May 11, 2016

Maricelis Acevedo, newly appointed associate director for science for the Delivering Genetic Gain in Wheat project left her island home of Puerto Rico in 2003 to pursue a career as a pathologist and h …


Global wheat breeding returns billions in benefits but stable financing remains elusive

April 27, 2016

What do a chapati, a matza, or couscous have in common? The answer is wheat, which is a source for one-fifth of the calories and protein consumed globally.


Iran tackles environmental challenges with new approach to cropping systems

April 25, 2016

Water shortages and decade long drought are mobilizing Iran find new approaches to agriculture.


Will El Niño be a wake-up call to invest in food security solutions?

April 8, 2016

In southern Africa close to 50 million people are projected to be affected by droughts caused by the current El Niño, write CIMMYT scientists.


Combating malnutrition: a new zinc-rich variety of wheat

April 4, 2016

New high-zinc varieties of wheat can help improve diets in some parts of India, scientists V.K. Mishra, Ramash Chand and Arun Joshi write in The Indian Express newspaper.


Keeping virulent wheat diseases in check amid pressures of climate change

April 1, 2016

Delivering Genetic Gain in Wheat is a new project that aims to mitigate climate change threats to wheat and develop disease-resistant and heat-tolerant varieties, writes Cornell’s Ronnie Coffman.


Cereal systems in South Asia show diverse benefits of conservation agriculture

April 1, 2016

Conservation agriculture practices are climate-smart, helping farmers adapt to climate change while minimizing greenhouse gas emissions, researchers say.


Moving beyond agriculture’s gender status quo

March 8, 2016

We have to commit to also include women and others who were largely overlooked in agriculture in the past.


A granny’s boundless resilience and strength, a pillar for women maize farmers

March 7, 2016

Women play a major role in African agriculture. Purity Wanjiku, of Kenya, is a pillar for women in her village who depend on her land to grow food for their families.


Q+A: Ignore preconceptions, stake claim on science, CIMMYT’s Natalia Palacios tells women, girls

February 25, 2016

Discrimination in the science sector remains a significant challenge to achieving gender balance in education and professional research, said Natalia Palacios, a top maize researcher.


Q+A: How women and girls can succeed in science, according to CIMMYT’s Sarah Hearne

February 25, 2016

Gender balance is science is imperative to obtain the best results said CIMMYT scientist Sarah Hearne on the International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2016.


Amidst intense drought, investment in scientific research is key

February 22, 2016

El Niño drought-related stress is triggering hunger and food insecurity. Investment in scientific research is key to combating such events.


Is the next food crisis coming? Are we ready to respond?

January 3, 2016

One of the strongest El Niños on record is underway, threatening millions of agricultural livelihoods – and lives.


Balancing economy and ecology: agriculture vs. nature

December 17, 2015

Reconciliation of the right to develop and environmental protection must move beyond global dialogue and be put into practice.


Agriculture can help the world meet climate change emission targets

December 11, 2015

Climate-smart agriculture could be the solution for farmers to both cope with the impacts of climate change and reduce emissions.


New findings on gender gap in conservation agriculture

November 26, 2015

Interview with Clare Stirling, co-author of a new paper, reveals almost no conservation agriculture studies consider gender and gender relations as a factor that may explain low adoption rates.


New paths ahead for agricultural research

November 4, 2015

It is clear that wherever CIMMYT is involved, we have a valuable and unique contribution to make.


Big data for development research

October 27, 2015

Both private and public sector research organizations must adopt data management strategies that keep up with the advent of big data if we hope to effectively and accurately conduct research.


Yield gap analysis key to meeting future crop demand

October 23, 2015

The Global Yield Gap Atlas (GYGA) can help identify where major crop yields are not increasing fast enough to meet demand on existing farmland, and how farmers might close those gaps.