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Sustainable agriculture poised to save Mayan rainforests from deforestation

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

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

Forging major change is never simple, but one of my top priorities upon taking the helm at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) as director general last year was to develop a …


Weeding out the losses: Striga challenges in Kenya

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

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

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

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

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

NGO partnership brings new capacity building opportunities.


CIMMYT museum highlights cultural aspects of maize and wheat

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

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

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


Iran and CIMMYT join forces to boost wheat farming productivity

MEDIA RELEASE Heat- and drought-tolerant varieties and improved practices will raise farmers’ incomes, offer more affordable food and reduce costly imports Wheat farm in Moghan, Caspian Region, northe …


Young African scientists gain inspiration from experienced maize researchers

CIMMYT’s Global Maize Program (GMP) team in Africa attended the AfPBA training program held June 2016 at the World Agroforestry Center.


Push row planters manufactured and distributed locally among smallholder maize farmers in Pakistan

CIMMYT collaborates with the Cereal Crops Research Institute and Petal Seed, a local seed company in Pakistan to produce new planters.


Are cows the next development boom for smallholder farmers?

Smallholder livestock farmers in Zimbabwe are rapidly increasing profits thanks to a pivot to new sustainable agriculture initiatives.


CIMMYT DG’s visit to CIMMYT-Asia, Hyderabad, highlights the importance of collaboration

CIMMYT’s Director General Martin Kropff visits the organization’s office in Hyderabad, India.


Beating the odds: Indigenous female scientist gets Mexico’s National Youth Award

CIMMYT PhD fellow Tania Martínez receives Mexican National Youth Award for her outstanding performance in academic achievement.


Syngenta-CIMMYT collaboration on helping smallholders stay safe

Javier Valdes, country head at Syngenta Mexico, talks about collaboration with CIMMYT.


China’s vice premier ushers in new era of agricultural collaboration

China’s Vice Premier Liu Yandong visits CIMMYT to thank the organization for its contribution to China’s agricultural development over the past 30 years.