High-level meeting to set climate services agenda for South and Southeast Asia

September 14, 2017

Leaders from across South and South East Asia will gather next week to exchange ideas and strategies on how to support agricultural climate services in the region.


Breaking Ground: Francelino Rodrigues on high-tech farming

September 13, 2017

Francelino Rodrigues’ expertise in precision agriculture brings a high-tech element to CIMMYT’s field trials.


Maize biofortification fights malnutrition in Pakistan

September 13, 2017

In the face of endemic malnutrition, researchers in Pakistan are turning to biofortified maize to combat vitamin A, zinc and protein deficiencies.


New Publications: Improving wheat breeding through modern genetic tools

September 13, 2017

A new study shows how wheat breeders can more efficiently increase yield and improve their selections by using modern genetic tools.


New initiative strengthens agricultural drought monitoring in Bangladesh

September 7, 2017

As Bangladesh faces an extensive drought for the second year in a row, partnerships are working to strengthen drought monitoring programs to help farmers.


Why development needs innovation

September 5, 2017

“Innovation” may be just another development buzzword, but adopting the principles behind it is crucial if organizations hope to attract funding and achieve lasting impact.


New evidence shows forests help reduce malnutrition

September 4, 2017

Living near forests can help locals increase their dietary diversity, and combat hidden hunger.


Study reveals new opportunities to cut greenhouse gas emissions in India

September 4, 2017

India is one of the world’s largest contributors to global warming, but simple changes in farm management can drastically cut emissions while meeting food demand.


Wheat forum builds partnerships for sustainable intensification in Nepal

August 31, 2017

The Government of Nepal recently endorsed a new twenty-year agriculture development strategy that charts a progressive course of action to revitalize agriculture as an engine for economic growth and d …


New Publications: Elevating the conversation about GE crops

August 29, 2017

A Kenyan man holds a harvest of a genetically engineered (GE) maize at the KALRO research station in Kiboko, Makueni County. Photo: Nation Media Group Kenya EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) — A committee wa …


Zimbabwe enacts new strategy in fall armyworm fight

August 28, 2017

The fall armyworm has since caused significant damage on over 280,000 hectares of maize in Africa since 2015. Zimbabwe established a fall armyworm working group in July this year to bring all stakehol …


New Publications: New environmental analysis method improves crop adaptation to climate change

August 15, 2017

EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) – A new paper proposes researchers analyze environmental impacts through “envirotyping,” a new typing method which allows scientists to dissect complex environmental interact …


Cross-sector collaboration needed to boost wheat production in Pakistan

August 15, 2017

Agronomy experts from across Pakistan gathered earlier this month to discuss progress in Pakistan since 2014 under the USAID funded Agricultural Innovation Program.


Entrepreneurship increases youth employment in Nepal

August 11, 2017

CSISA partnership with a young entrepreneur in Nepal helps keep other youths involved in Agriculture.


Next generation hunger fighters call education key to a food secure future

August 10, 2017

Two Borlaug-Ruan interns at CIMMYT share their opinions about battling food insecurity.


Public-private partnerships boost maize productivity in Pakistan

August 8, 2017

A recently held traveling seminar brought together private and public seed partners in Pakistan to enhance maize production and productivity in order to meet current demand and plan for future needs.


New project supports wheat conservation and genetic diversity

August 4, 2017

Farmers across Afghanistan, Iran and Turkey are benefiting from a recently launched project that aims to diversify wheat production and strengthen the crop’s resilience to climate change.


Breaking Ground: Scientist L.M. Suresh uses new technology to fight maize lethal necrosis disease in eastern Africa

August 3, 2017

Maize lethal necrosis (MLN) disease is putting maize production at risk in eastern Africa, escalating food insecurity in the region.


New tools help breeders fight emerging challenges in maize

August 1, 2017

Researchers from across the globe assembled in Nairobi for a 10-day training course on increasing genetic gains in maize by integrating novel technologies in breeding.


Wheat physiology research in Turkey and Iran makes immediate impact in farmers’ fields

July 31, 2017

Due to some recent discoveries about wheat in Turkey and Iran, scientists are optimistic that they can help smallholder farmers combat hardship and sustain their livelihoods.