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Nutrient Expert™ decision support tools for maize and wheat launched

July 8, 2013

The Nutrient Expert™ decision support tools for maize and wheat in India were officially launched for public use on 20 June 2013 at the National Agricultural Science Centre Complex in New Delhi during …


International scientists compare hot models at CIMMYT

July 3, 2013

Hot models were the main topic of conversation at El Batan during 19-21 June 2013, when international experts from 18 leading research institutions participated in a workshop on “Modeling Wheat Respon …


Building capacity of East African seed companies through training

July 2, 2013

Seed production workshop participants visited a hybrid seed field at East African Seeds in Uganda. In recent years seed companies in Tanzania and Uganda have seen tremendous growth, resulting largely …


Four new maize varieties released in Ethiopia

June 26, 2013

A happy farmer holding cobs of BH547 (right hand) and BH546 (left hand). The national productivity of maize, one of the most important staple crops grown in Ethiopia, is close to 3 tons/ha, a 50% incr …


ATMA annual review meeting and maize farmer-scientist interaction

June 21, 2013

Rajasthan is one of the most stress-prone dry states of India, where farmers grow maize as major crop for food and domestic consumption. As such, it provided a perfect setting for the 2nd Annual Progr …


Promoting resilient diversification options through maize and climate smart practices in India

June 13, 2013

“Declining water table, deteriorating soil health, labor shortages, increasing energy prices, and more frequent climate extremes are among the major long-term threats to food security in India,” state …


Three new drought-tolerant maize hybrids released in Malawi

June 11, 2013

Three drought-tolerant maize hybrids performing well in drought-prone areas and tolerant of Malawi’s major maize diseases have been released in Malawi. The new hybrids, said a member of the Agricultur …


DTMA traveling workshop combines peer learning and evaluation

June 10, 2013

Covering 2,400 km, a multinational team toured Drought Tolerant Maize in Africa (DTMA) trial and demonstration plots in Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, and Zimbabwe from 21–30 April in a traveling worksho …


Confined field trial of drought-tolerant maize yields promising results

June 7, 2013

The fourth confined field trial of MON87460, a genetically modified maize variety developed to tolerate moderate drought, recently concluded at the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) in Kibo …


Affordable, Accessible, Asian (AAA) Drought Tolerant Maize Annual Meeting 2013

June 6, 2013

“This project is a rare example of a public-private partnership capable of delivering products to farmers,” said Mike Robinson of the Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture (SFSA) at the Affo …


Nepalese wheat researchers trained on spot blotch disease in India

June 5, 2013

Spot blotch is one of the major diseases in the wheat growing regions of Nepal and the knowledge allowing researchers to identify and understand the disease is thus crucial. A group of 12 wheat techni …


WEMA reaches out to local communities in Kenya

June 5, 2013

On 02 May 2013, the Water Efficient Maize for Africa (WEMA) project organized a sensitization workshop for local community leaders, provincial administration members, agricultural extension workers, f …


Swiss Ambassador visits CIMMYT-Harare

May 22, 2013

Physiologist Jill Cairns talks about climatechange with the Swiss Ambassador. The Ambassador of Switzerland to Angola, Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, Luciano Lavizzari, accompanied by the Swiss Agency …


Generating drought tolerant maize varieties in Latin America

May 15, 2013

On 26-27 April 2013, the FONTAGRO “Generation and validation of drought tolerant maize varieties to stabilize and reduce mycotoxin damage resulting from climate change” project held its end-of-project …


Successful partners’ day at CIMMYT-Harare showcasing research work

April 29, 2013

The value of CIMMYT’s research work is enhanced through partnerships supporting the development and dissemination of new maize production technologies. To encourage this collaboration, the CIMMYT Sout …


Science magazine: global research to control stem rust disease saves wheat farmers losses worth US $1.12 billion per year

April 12, 2013

The virulent stem rust race Ug99 has spread from Africa to Iran and is capable of causing serious crop losses. Credit: E.Quilligan/CIMMYT A study just published in Science by scientists from the Unive …


CIMMYT-India interacts with farmers at IARI Agriculture Science Fair

March 26, 2013

Pusa Krishi Vigyan Mela, a farmers’ fair organized by the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) annually since 1972, was held during 6-8 March 2013 in New Delhi, India. Every year, agriculture …


DTMA recognizes best-performing teams in Eastern Africa

March 26, 2013

During 25-26 February 2013, 22 participants drawn from seed companies, national agricultural research institutes, and CIMMYT met in Arusha, Tanzania, for the regional Maize Working Group (MWG) meeting …


Water-saving techniques salvage wheat in drought-stricken Kazakhstan

March 21, 2013

Kazakhstan’s 2012 drought and high temperatures cut the country’s wheat harvests by more than half from 2011 output, but wheat under zero-tillage practices gave up to three times more grain than conve …


Thomas Lumpkin and Marianne Bänziger visited CIMMYT-Bangladesh

March 13, 2013

Thomas Lumpkin, CIMMYT director general, and Marianne Bänziger, deputy director general for research and partnerships, visited CIMMYT-Bangladesh during 20-23 February 2013 to meet with CIMMYT-Banglade …