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 …
On December 10 2017,CIMMYT joined SAARC in celebrating the 33rd SAARC Charter Day.
Leaders from across South Asia recently called for increased investment in conservation agriculture to protect future food systems across the region.
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 Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSISA) is helping farmers in Bangladesh save money and time with the implementation of simple calibration keys.
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 systemsDecember 18, 2017
On October 23, the eighth edition of the “Advanced Course on Conservation Agriculture (CA)” commenced in Ludhiana and Karnal, India.
A new study on climate change patterns indicates that climate change could reduce total crop production 23 percent by 2050
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.
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.
Leonard Rusinamhodzi works with African farmers to innovate farming systems in the face of climate change.
Nepal’s push to grow its seed sector is expanding to banking, with new financial measures expected to benefit seed companies across the country.
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.
A new study shows that while CA is well suited to helping farmers adapt to, and even increase profits in changing climates, there is considerable uncertainty about how much CA contributes to the mitig …
The Corporate Communications Department of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (known by its Spanish acronym, CIMMYT, www.cimmyt.org) is seeking a candidate for a one-year, paid consu …
Global climate change negotiators meet this week to tackle myriad issues, including how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture and protect food and farming from worsening climate impacts. …
Women and youth help lead efforts to adopt climate-friendly farming and safeguard indigenous maize yields Farmers walk through a field that has been cleared by slash and burn agriculture in the …
A new study examined over 700 independent studies to find out if Conservation Agriculture works in a variety of environmental conditions in tropical areas.
CIMMYT wheat physiologist Matthew Reynolds presents a new proposal for expanding the wheat network to include other major food crops and speed farmers’ adoption of vital technologies.
John R. Porter, noted crop and climate scientist, becomes chairperson of the Independent Steering Committee for global wheat researchNovember 8, 2017
EL BATAN, Mexico (8 November 2017) – Professor Dr. John R. Porter, from the Agropolis/Montpellier Supagro/INRA/CIRAD conglomeration in Montpellier, France, has been elected as Chair of the Independent …