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African Conservation Tillage Network CEO calls for high level support of conservation agriculture

Regional and national support for conservation agriculture is key to achieving widespread sustainable production intensification says Saidi Mkomwa, CEO African Conservation Tillage Network.


New high-yielding maize aids smallholder farmers, helps hungry in drought-hit Africa

Bigger and healthier maize is helping counter the effects of severe drought caused by the warming effects of an El Nino weather system.


New generation of hunger fighters needed, says Julie Borlaug at CIMMYT 50th anniversary

Encourage youth willing to become “hunger fighters” to take up the challenges of farming despite erratic weather caused by climate change, drought, dwindling water supplies and nutrient-depleted soil.


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.


New Publications: Will we be able to do enough to mitigate agriculture’s impact on global warming?

Agricultural mitigation strategies likely to fall short of recommended temperature caps for global warming.


New Publications: Research sheds light on climate and yield risk in South Asia

Research highlights important risks to farmers’ yields in Pakistan due to climate change.


A Chat With: Mark Lynas – sustainable agriculture key to food security amid climate change

Sustainable agricultural practices are key to feeding the global population in the face of climate change said Environmentalist Mark Lynas.


A Chat With: U.S. nutritionist Julie Miller Jones speaks out about GE crops

Leading nutritionist sets out to educate the general public on the benefits of genetically modified crops.


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.


Expanding for faster and wider deployment of heat-tolerant hybrids in South Asia

HTMA’s annual review and planning meeting was held in Kathmandu, Nepal, on 25-26 July 2016.


Drought-tolerant maize a boon to farmers in Zambia hit by El Niño

Drought-related challenges in Africa call for proactive interventions rather than reactive ones.


Emergency seed project brings relief to drought-affected farmers in Ethiopia

As Ethiopia struggles with its worst drought in 50 years, farmers pin their hopes on seed delivered through emergency seed projects.


Education, supportive policies key to making biotechnology work for Africa

Increasing public understanding and creating supportive policies key recommendations at a session on boosting Africa’s use of biotechnology.


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

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

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


Bhutan and Bangladesh join forces to combat threat of rust diseases

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


Action needed to adapt maize breeding to climate change, report shows

Breeding and seed systems must immediately adapt to changing climates if major loss of maize yields is to be avoided, a new report shows.


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

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.


New Publications: Advances in breeding for future climates

New advances in heat-tolerant wheat in South Asia and how physiological breeding can help increase yields.