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New Publications: Climate change’s impact on agriculture expected to have multi-sector effects

May 30, 2016

A new study predicts that climate change will have a large, secondary impacts on agricultural societies in sub-Saharan Africa.


Pakistani farming community nudged to improve agricultural productivity

May 30, 2016

AIP organized a one-day conference on “Agricultural Productivity Improvement through Nudging” in Pakistan


CIMMYT delivers technology to public and private partners in Nepal

May 23, 2016

Farmers in Nepal are benefiting from the work done by the Cereal Systems Initiative of South Asia (CSISA).


CIMMYT scientist to assume leadership role at the American Society of Agronomy

May 23, 2016

CIMMYT Principal Scientist Ortiz-Monasterio appointed as 2017 Global Agronomy Section Vice Chair of the American Society of Agronomy.


Harnessing maize biodiversity for food security, improved livelihoods in Africa

May 20, 2016

Diverse, stress tolerant maize varieties are benefiting smallholders throughout sub-Saharan Africa.


Afghan and Indian researchers collaborate to combat wheat rust disease

May 18, 2016

Afghan and Indian researchers are collaborating to combat the wheat rust disease Karnal bunt.


Sustainable agricultural technologies: A sure pathway for improving African smallholder farmers’ nutrition and food security

May 17, 2016

A four-year project concludes with rich evidence that will enable policy makers to support adoption of innovative agricultural technologies by smallholder farmers in Africa Angeline Odero in her maize …


New Publications: Maize Lethal Necrosis survey reveals farmer impact, future needs

May 16, 2016

A new study reveals the need for continued development of maize varieities resistant to MLN and strengthening farmer resilience.


CIMMYT Report on wheat improvement 1982

April 29, 2016

Video project in Bangladesh wins award for effective farmer communication

April 29, 2016

Filming “Save more, grow more, earn more” EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) – A collaborative video project aimed at raising farmers’ awareness of small-scale agricultural machinery, water, time, and labor sa …


Donors push for sustainable agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean

April 26, 2016

CIMMYT joins global partnership to find sustainable solutions to agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean.


Iran tackles environmental challenges with new approach to cropping systems

April 25, 2016

Water shortages and decade long drought are mobilizing Iran find new approaches to agriculture.


New screening cycle begins for maize lethal necrosis disease in Kenya

April 20, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NAIROBI, Kenya (CIMMYT) — Activity is set to begin for the 2016A planting season at the joint Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO)–CIMMYT maize lethal …


National fair highlights agricultural developments in India

April 20, 2016

Thousands attend India’s national agricultural fair to discover the latest crop varieties and technological advancements in the country.


Will El Niño be a wake-up call to invest in food security solutions?

April 8, 2016

In southern Africa close to 50 million people are projected to be affected by droughts caused by the current El Niño, write CIMMYT scientists.


AIP Pakistan institutes surveys to enhance effective interventions

April 7, 2016

AIP meets to review progress and plan follow up surveys to address farmer demands and future challenges.


Tackling spread of wheat blast in Bangladesh

April 6, 2016

CIMMYT Director General travels to Bangladesh to tackle wheat blast and other activities key to maintaining food security in the country.


Keeping virulent wheat diseases in check amid pressures of climate change

April 1, 2016

Delivering Genetic Gain in Wheat is a new project that aims to mitigate climate change threats to wheat and develop disease-resistant and heat-tolerant varieties, writes Cornell’s Ronnie Coffman.


Cereal systems in South Asia show diverse benefits of conservation agriculture

April 1, 2016

Conservation agriculture practices are climate-smart, helping farmers adapt to climate change while minimizing greenhouse gas emissions, researchers say.


Photo contest highlights Oaxacan agriculture

March 29, 2016

MasAgro’s annual Pacífico Sur Hub photo contest documents where extension agents work every day, from their point of view.