El BATAN, Mexico, (CIMMYT) – To celebrate and expand the legacy of the late Evangelina Villegas Moreno, a pioneering Mexican cereal chemist who won the 2000 World Food Prize for co-developing quality …
Agriculture is the second largest emitter of global greenhouse gas emissions and largest driver of deforestation, making the sector one of the top contributors to climate change and biodiversity loss.
Fall armyworm devastates crops in sub-Saharan Africa: A quick and coordinated regional response is requiredJune 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.
Representatives gathered to discuss how maize seed systems in Africa can be strengthened through quality assurance control measures.
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.
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 …
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.
CIMMYT supports seed company partners in enhancing their capacity to produce foundation and certified seed.
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 AfricaMay 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 agricultureMay 22, 2017
Margaret Krause, a doctoral candidate in Plant Breeding at Cornell University, became interested in science and nature at an early age.
A DuPont Pioneer leadership delegation visited CIMMYT HQ on 12 May, 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 …
Four Nepalese seed companies are showing signs of significant growth, with seed sales increasing nearly 60 percent since 2014.
Vijay Chaikam works as a scientist and manager at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center doubled haploid facility in Kiboko, Kenya.
A common platform through which data on genetic resources can be disseminated to both crop researchers and breeders can strengthen research communities.
A delegation of USAID representatives recently visited southern Bangladesh to learn about sustainable agriculture activities in the area and emerging challenges to wheat production.
Small-scale agricultural mechanization is showing signs it has the potential to fuel rural employment for youth in sub-Saharan Africa, according to researchers.
With appropriate funding, maize yields can continue to increase in extreme heat and drought conditions, scientists say.
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.