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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.

Delivering Genetic Gain in Wheat

March 28, 2016

Climate-change-induced heat stress and disease pathogens migrating across borders threaten the world’s wheat supply and food security in Africa and the Middle East. Building on the Durable Rust Resist …

CIMMYT India staff brainstorm steps to implement strategy

March 27, 2016

CIMMYT Director General Martin Kropff presented the organization’s draft strategy with its unifying vision at the staff session in the organization’s Delhi office.

Educational video helps Kenya farmers learn benefits of drought-tolerant maize

March 23, 2016

A new video aimed at raising awareness among farmers about high-yielding, drought-tolerant maize varieties is set for distribution in eastern Kenya.

Climate Resilient Maize for Asia

March 21, 2016

Climate Resilient Maize for Asia is supported by Germany’s development agency GIZ, and implemented as a public-private partnership, which targets enhanced resilience among resource-poor, maize-based f …


March 16, 2016

GENNOVATE is a global comparative research initiative which addresses the question of how gender norms influence men, women and youth to adopt innovation in agriculture and natural resource management …

MasAgro Wheat

March 16, 2016

MasAgro Wheat, a component of CIMMYT’s Sustainable Modernization of Traditional Agriculture program, conducts research on wheat genetics and physiology to improve plant structure, increase the resilie …

Heat Stress Tolerant Maize for Asia

March 16, 2016

The Heat stress Tolerant Maize (HTMA) for Asia project, supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) under the Feed the Future initiative, is a public-private alliance that targe …

Rushing to relieve Ethiopia’s shortage of maize and wheat seed

March 3, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (CIMMYT) — As government and external agencies marshal food relief for millions facing hunger from Ethiopia’s worst drought in decades, the International M …

Maize Lethal Necrosis Diagnostics and Prevention of Seed Transmission

February 19, 2016

Maize is the main staple food for several million families in sub-Saharan Africa. The maize lethal necrosis (MLN) disease, which appeared in the region in 2011, has caused major losses to maize crops, …

Maize lethal necrosis field day demonstrates promising maize germplasm

February 10, 2016

KALRO and CIMMYT invited public and private sector partners in eastern Africa to a MLN field day at the screening facility at KALRO-Naivasha.

New book details benefits of holistic approach to agricultural development in Mexico

February 9, 2016

A book titled Options Available for Implementing MasAgro Technologies has been published which analyzes the options available for implementing sustainable agricultural practices and technologies in 23 …

Recent publications from CIMMYT staff

January 26, 2016

Top 5 new research outputs from CIMMYT covers gender and agriculture in Malawi, topsoil and organic carbon variability, and reallocation of farm resources.

How to work with agricultural innovation systems

January 26, 2016

The CGIAR Research Program on MAIZE and the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) of the Netherlands organized a workshop called “Designing projects focusing on agricultural innovation systems” in Wageningen …

Learning partnerships turn research into results for Mexican agriculture

January 22, 2016

The Seeds of Discovery (SeeD) project seeks to empower the next generation of Mexican scientists to use maize and wheat biodiversity to effectively meet the needs of Mexican agriculture in the future.

10 new studies from CIMMYT staff

January 20, 2016

Read the latest in CIMMYT’s research outputs.

Modeling Africa’s agricultural future

January 8, 2016

CIMMYT held its second training workshop on “Crop Modeling under Uncertain Climate,” from 7-11 December 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Agricultural mechanization highlighted at farmers’ field day in Bangladesh

December 18, 2015

Shahidul Haque Khan To introduce modern agricultural machines to farmers of Jhenaidah, Bangladesh, a farmers’ field day (FFD) was held on 17 November 2015 at the M.K. High School, Kulfadanga, Maharajp …