Fall armyworm devastates crops in sub-Saharan Africa: A quick and coordinated regional response is required

June 2, 2017

The head of CIMMYT’s Global Maize Program highlights the potential impact of the fall armyworm pest and how CGIAR researchers are contributing to a quick and coordinated response across the Africa.


Quality assurance and control ensure delivery of high quality maize seed to farmers

May 31, 2017

Representatives gathered to discuss how maize seed systems in Africa can be strengthened through quality assurance control measures.


Training helps scientists boost role of wheat genetic resources in developing genetic gains

May 31, 2017

Erratic weather patterns associated with climate change pose unique challenges for wheat breeders playing a key part in the fight to ensure global food security.


New Publications: Sustainable agriculture boosts water savings in India

May 30, 2017

In northwestern India, growing maize is being advocated as an alternative to rice to address resource degradation challenges such as declining water tables and climate change induced variability in ra …


Moving zinc-enriched wheat into the mainstream

May 29, 2017

In an effort to stamp out hidden hunger, scientists are calling for support to make zinc-biofortification a core trait in the world’s largest wheat breeding program.


Tanzanian start-up rises to profitable maize business

May 29, 2017

CIMMYT supports seed company partners in enhancing their capacity to produce foundation and certified seed.


Breaking Ground: Crop simulation models help Balwinder Singh predict future challenges

May 25, 2017

Balwinder Singh uses crop simulation models to help smallholder farmers in South Asia prepare for future climates and unexpected challenges.


Maize lethal necrosis quarantine facility opens avenues for introducing novel maize germplasm in southern Africa

May 22, 2017

The maize lethal necrosis quarantine facility in southern Africa was officially opened in Zimbabwe on April 20, 2017.


Q+A: Women in Triticum award provides development opportunities and support networks for women in agriculture

May 22, 2017

Margaret Krause, a doctoral candidate in Plant Breeding at Cornell University, became interested in science and nature at an early age.


DuPont Pioneer explores support for CGIAR Excellence in Breeding Platform

May 19, 2017

A DuPont Pioneer leadership delegation visited CIMMYT HQ on 12 May, 2017.


New Publications: Maize variety replacement lags in sub-Saharan Africa

May 18, 2017

Sarah Nyamai, a farmer from Kalimoni Village in Machakos County, Kenya, harvests drought tolerant maize. Photo: B. Wawa/CIMMYT NAIROBI (CIMMYT) — A new study has revealed that sub-Saharan Africa’s ma …


Sales boost seed sector growth in Nepal

May 18, 2017

Four Nepalese seed companies are showing signs of significant growth, with seed sales increasing nearly 60 percent since 2014.


Breaking Ground: Vijay Chaikam develops doubled haploid lines to accelerate maize breeding

May 10, 2017

Vijay Chaikam works as a scientist and manager at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center doubled haploid facility in Kiboko, Kenya.


New Publications: Common platform improves collaboration for research on genetic resources

May 4, 2017

A common platform through which data on genetic resources can be disseminated to both crop researchers and breeders can strengthen research communities.


USAID delegation tours sustainable agriculture activities in Bangladesh

May 4, 2017

A delegation of USAID representatives recently visited southern Bangladesh to learn about sustainable agriculture activities in the area and emerging challenges to wheat production.


Q+A: Agricultural mechanization fuels opportunity for youth in rural Africa

April 26, 2017

Small-scale agricultural mechanization is showing signs it has the potential to fuel rural employment for youth in sub-Saharan Africa, according to researchers.


Maize breeding on track for climate change in Africa, scientist urges bigger investments

April 21, 2017

With appropriate funding, maize yields can continue to increase in extreme heat and drought conditions, scientists say.


New Publications: Biological control program brings long-term benefits to pest resistance

April 19, 2017

A new review highlights the potential for biological control programs to lift a large number of people out of poverty and create greater returns for consumers and producers.


CIMMYT doctoral student wins award for outstanding thesis

April 11, 2017

CIMMYT doctoral student and ETH Zürich graduate Stephanie Cheesman has won the 2017 Hans Vontobel-Preis.


New Publications: Consumer preference for GM food in Pakistan

April 5, 2017

WhileGM foods continue to be a topic of debate in much of the developed world, few studies have focused on consumers’ acceptance of GM food in developing countries.