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Scientists in Afghanistan set new program to raise wheat harvests

February 17, 2017

Inadequate access to new disease-resistant varieties and short supplies of certified seed are holding up wheat harvesting and contributing to rising food insecurity in Afghanistan.


Surveillance training to control wheat blast in Bangladesh

February 14, 2017

40 wheat pathologists, breeders and agronomists gathered to combat wheat blast at the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI) at Gazipur, Bangladesh.


USAID makes special visit to CIMMYT activities in Bangladesh

February 10, 2017

USAID’s Deputy Administrator visited Bangladesh to learn how CIMMYT engages with partners to help smallholder farmers uptake sustainable agriculture practices.


6th International Cereal Nematodes Symposium, Agadir, Morocco, 11-15 Sept. 2017

January 17, 2017

The International Cereal Nematodes Symposium (ICNS) is an extension to the International Cereal Nematode Initiative (ICNI) that was established in 2006. It aims to create a critical mass of scientific …


Participatory scaling of climate-smart agriculture

December 30, 2016

A recap of climate smart agriculture in Bihar, India through 2016.


Annual course on conservation agriculture held in South Asia

December 30, 2016

CIMMYT holds 7th course on conservation agriculture held in South Asia.


Engaging youth: beyond the buzzword

December 20, 2016

Researchers are seeking to re-engage rural youth who are increasingly abandoning agriculture to work in cities, raising the question who will grow our food in the future?


Maize seed and training aim to reduce aid dependency in Haiti

December 6, 2016

The Haiti Mayi project aims to kick-start a local seed sector, keep famine at bay, end dependence on international aid and reduce imports.


Sustainable agriculture poised to save Mayan rainforests from deforestation

November 21, 2016

Sustainable farming practices allow smallholder farmers to improve maize yields while reducing deforestation in Mexico, report finds.


World Food Prize presentation updates delegates on key contributions of MasAgro

October 27, 2016

Transforming subsistence agriculture and unsustainable farming systems into productive and sustainable operations has been the key focus of scientist Bram Govaerts, 2014 recipient of the Norman Borlau …


Strategizing for the future: adapting to a changing agricultural landscape

October 21, 2016

Forging major change is never simple, but one of my top priorities upon taking the helm at CIMMYT as director general last year was to develop a new five-year institutional strategy.


Weeding out the losses: Striga challenges in Kenya

October 18, 2016

The Striga weed is one of the leading causes of crop loss in western Kenya, a significant dent to farmers’ livelihoods and major hindrance to food security in the area.


Tackle food insecurity with homegrown education, Food Prize delegates say

October 17, 2016

Africa must develop a strong educational infrastructure to address the challenges of poverty, malnutrition and food insecurity, said experts at the World Food Prize.


Wheat training foundation offers hope to end rural poverty

October 13, 2016

In her youth, Tunisian Manel Othmeni developed an interest in interacting with plants, a fascination that later grew into a passion for wheat research.


Pakistani farmers adopt new and improved agronomic techniques

October 11, 2016

The Agricultural Innovation Program Agronomy’s annual meeting was held in Islamabad, Pakistan, on 2-3 August 2016.


Rebuilding farmer livelihoods in earthquake-hit Nepal

October 7, 2016

CSISA’s Earthquake Recovery Support Program has helped more than 40,000 farmers in earthquake-hit areas of Nepal for over a year.


A leading NGO joins hands with CIMMYT-CCAFS to empower women farmers

September 27, 2016

NGO partnership brings new capacity building opportunities.


CIMMYT museum highlights cultural aspects of maize and wheat

September 21, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CIMMYT’s new museum highlights the past, present and future of maize and wheat research. Photo: S. Storr/CIMMYT EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) – A new museum in Mexico provides histor …


A Chat With: DuPont Pioneer president points to technology to boost yields

September 21, 2016

Data and predictive analytics can help seeds reach their full yield by providing farmers with information and management advice, said DuPont Pioneer President Peter Shickler.


Heat-tolerant maize offers new opportunities to rice farmers in South India

September 14, 2016

Maize has emerged as a preferred choice for farmers in Karnataka, India.