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

September 5, 2016

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?

September 2, 2016

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

August 26, 2016

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

August 26, 2016

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

August 18, 2016

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

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

August 11, 2016

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.

New Publications: Study reveals new insights about machinery adoption in Bangladesh

August 10, 2016

In this list of recent publications, we discuss new ways how development practitioners and policy makers can approach machinery adoption in Bangladesh.

5th International master class on soil born pathogens of wheat

July 27, 2016

The 5th International Master Class on Soil Borne Pathogens of Wheat was held in Eskisehir, Turkey, on 11-23 July 2016.

CIMMYT and partners set the pace in maize and wheat research in Africa

July 27, 2016

State-of-art research facilities leap Africa’s Agricultural potential through modern research.

CIMMYT receives collaboration award from the Yunnan provincial government

July 14, 2016

CIMMYT received a collaboration award recognizing contributions made to improving maize and wheat productivity, from the government in China’s Yunnan Province.

Farming Systems Intensification in South Asia

July 7, 2016

A workshop on farming systems analysis was held at Wageningen University (WUR), The Netherlands, on 5-7 July 2016.

Making Farming Profitable: Scaling Climate-Smart Agriculture through Business Model Innovations

July 4, 2016

To develop and scale innovative CSA business models at climate-smart village (CSV) sites in South Asia, a workshop was held at WUR on 4 July 2016.

Smallholders in Rwanda and Zambia to enhance wheat productivity through new project

June 28, 2016

A new project aims to over double wheat production in target areas of Zambia and Rwanda to help smallholders meet rising demand and cope with high import costs.

New multi-crop zero-till planter boosts yields and farming efficiency in Pakistan

June 24, 2016

A new planter that promotes dry seeding of rice, saves water and increases planting efficiency is being used increasingly in Pakistan’s Punjab Province.

Building a sustainable future: A history of conservation agriculture in southern Africa

June 23, 2016

Since 2004, conservation agriculture has helped farmers in southern Africa maintain and boost yields, protect the environment and increase profits.

CIMMYT’s knowledge sharing efforts contribute to improved seed production in Africa

June 23, 2016

A training held from June 13 – 23, 2016 emphasized hand pollination in maize variety development and seed multiplication.

Bhutan and Bangladesh join forces to combat threat of rust diseases

June 22, 2016

For the first time, Bhutan and Bangladesh are collaborating on evaluating Bangladeshi wheat lines for resistance to yellow and leaf rusts.

Scientists trained on breeding program management, statistical data analysis

June 13, 2016

A training course on maize breeding program management and statistical data analysis was held from 23-27 May 2016 in Islamabad, Pakistan.

Seeding the future: Emergency support for drought-affected farmers in Ethiopia

June 13, 2016

The 2015-2016 El Niño has led to drought leaving 10.2 million people – more than 1 in 10 Ethiopians – in need of emergency food assistance.

Pakistan maize stakeholders discuss progress

June 8, 2016

CIMMYT’s Agricultural Innovation Program (AIP) held its annual maize working group meeting on 10-11 May.