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.


Message from Borlaug-Ruan international intern Sweta Sudhir, Turkey, summer 2015

October 5, 2015

Borlaug-Ruan international intern Sweta Sudhir tells us about her summer at CIMMYT-Turkey.


Why GM wheat may be the key to stave off world hunger

September 21, 2015

Unless global policymakers redouble their efforts to properly support a strategy to ensure a future food supply, the current hunger crisis threatens only to get worse.


CGIAR open letter to the heads of state attending the 70th UN General Assembly

September 21, 2015

Martin Kropff and John Snape joined leaders from CGIAR centers worldwide in an open letter to the heads of state at the 70th UN General Assembly in New York.


Replacing gender myths and assumptions with knowledge

September 18, 2015

If we are to be truly successful in improving the lives of farmers and consumers in the developing world, we need to base our interventions on the best evidence available.


From the eye in the sky to the cell phone in the field: technologies for all

August 13, 2015

For many farmers in the developing world, cell phones are the most accessible form of technology, but are only one of many technologies changing agriculture.


Livestock key to breaking Zambia’s poverty trap

August 3, 2015

Malende has been a focus of CIMMYT’s major research programs since 2005, where cropping systems based on the practices of conservation agriculture (CA) have been introduced.


In fond memory of Paula Kantor (1969-2015)

June 18, 2015

Paula had an exceptionally sharp, analytical mind and a deep understanding of how change can empower men and women to give them a better chance to influence their own lives and choose their own path.


Conservation agriculture in Africa: where does it fit?

June 9, 2015

The controversial debate among researchers about the suitability of conservation agriculture for smallholder farmers in Africa continues while millions face food insecurity and degrading resources.


Combatting hidden hunger is key to boosting good nutrition

June 8, 2015

Food security is of paramount importance, but what about nutritional security?


No scientific basis for criticism of wheat as a food staple, nutritionist says

February 23, 2015

A nutritionist wants to dispel myths generated by claims that the protein found in wheat is unhealthy.


Prioritize food security, not conflict, wheat scientist advises

February 23, 2015

Heat and drought are a major cause of wheat yield losses worldwide, problems that scientists predict will worsen due to climate change.


Two-wheel tractors to increase smallholder farm power in Ethiopia

February 19, 2015

For Ethiopian smallholder farmers who have for millennia used the traditional animal-drawn maresha plow, two-wheel tractors could increase their productivity while reducing labor.


Securing our daily bread: boosting Africa’s wheat production

December 28, 2014

Africa’s demand for wheat is being driven by population growth, urbanization, as well as from a growing female work force who prefer fast and easy to make wheat products, like bread or pasta.


Is gluten the new villain? The New Yorker covers the rising gluten-free trend

November 7, 2014

“The most obvious question is also the most difficult to answer: How could gluten, present in a staple food that has sustained humanity for thousands of years, have suddenly become so threatening?”


Getting the most out of wheat

October 28, 2014

Wheat contributes significantly to the daily intake of essential dietary components, including B vitamins, minerals such as iron and zinc and dietary fiber.


Raising wheat productivity across North Africa and West Asia

October 28, 2014

Wheat is a staple and strategic crop across most of North Africa and West Asia, accounting for almost 40 percent of the region’s total food supply.


Of wheat, weight, gluten and food intolerances

October 28, 2014

A popular dietary trend involves the elimination of wheat- and gluten-containing foods inspired in part by the book “Wheat Belly” written by cardiologist William Davis.


Wheat area expansion faces a headwind requiring increased spending on R&D to raise yields

October 9, 2014

Over the last 50 years big increases in agricultural production have come through improved yields. Since 1990, wheat is the only major crop to experience an overall decline in area.