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New initiative strengthens agricultural drought monitoring in Bangladesh

September 7, 2017

As Bangladesh faces an extensive drought for the second year in a row, partnerships are working to strengthen drought monitoring programs to help farmers.


Study reveals new opportunities to cut greenhouse gas emissions in India

September 4, 2017

India is one of the world’s largest contributors to global warming, but simple changes in farm management can drastically cut emissions while meeting food demand.


New Publications: New environmental analysis method improves crop adaptation to climate change

August 15, 2017

EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) – A new paper proposes researchers analyze environmental impacts through “envirotyping,” a new typing method which allows scientists to dissect complex environmental interact …


Breaking Ground: Mainassara Zaman-Allah uses remote sensing to expedite phenotyping

July 6, 2017

Mainassara Zaman-Allah uses new technologies to speed up the collection of plant information for breeding.


New sustainable agriculture initiative targets India’s second most populous state

July 6, 2017

A new project is bringing sustainable technologies and practices to one-thousand villages in Maharashtra, India.


Australia funds worldwide project to restrain wheat blast disease

June 30, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The grain in this blast-blighted wheat head has been turned to chaff (Photo: CKnight/ DGGW/ Cornell University) EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) — The urgent global response to wheat b …


New Publications: Climate change adaptation practices decrease poverty, boost food security

June 28, 2017

Farmers in Pakistan that practice climate change adaptation strategies have higher food security levels and are less likely to live in poverty than those that don’t.


Sustainable agriculture for healthy forests

June 5, 2017

Agriculture is the second largest emitter of global greenhouse gas emissions and largest driver of deforestation, making the sector one of the top contributors to climate change and biodiversity loss.


Training helps scientists boost role of wheat genetic resources in developing genetic gains

May 31, 2017

Erratic weather patterns associated with climate change pose unique challenges for wheat breeders playing a key part in the fight to ensure global food security.


Maize breeding on track for climate change in Africa, scientist urges bigger investments

April 21, 2017

With appropriate funding, maize yields can continue to increase in extreme heat and drought conditions, scientists say.


Breaking Ground: David Guerena transfers world-class science to smallholder farmers

April 12, 2017

David Guerena recently joined CIMMYT as soil scientist-systems agronomist, he leads soils/nutrient management activities in Nepal.


CIMMYT doctoral student wins award for outstanding thesis

April 11, 2017

CIMMYT doctoral student and ETH Zürich graduate Stephanie Cheesman has won the 2017 Hans Vontobel-Preis.


Breakthroughs in agriculture for action on climate change

April 10, 2017

Climate change presents a formidable challenge as one of the biggest constraints to improving food systems, food security and poverty alleviation around the world, especially for the world’s most vuln …


New Publications: Study shows benefits and trade-offs of conservation agriculture in southern Africa

February 23, 2017

CIMMYT with other partners combined empirical data and results from a cropping system model to quantify benefits and trade-offs of CA in southern Africa.


CIMMYT scientist takes lead role in American Agronomy Society’s sustainable intensification community

February 13, 2017

Timothy Krupnik, systems agronomist at CIMMYT, leads the Sustainable Intensification community of the American Society for Agronomy’s Environmental Quality section.


Study reveals diversity “blueprint” to help maize crops adapt to changing climates

February 6, 2017

Scientists unlock evolutionary secrets of landraces through a study of allelic diversity, revealing more about the genetic basis of flowering time and how maize adapts to variable environments.


Scientists harness efforts to increase use of stress tolerant maize by smallholder farmers

January 27, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE KAMPALA, Uganda (CIMMYT) – The agricultural research sector is taking aim at a longtime foe of African smallholder farmers — old seeds. More than 100 research partners and funde …


New Publications: How to maintain food security under climate change

January 26, 2017

An internationally coordinated approach is key to breed and deploy crops resilient to climate change effects.


Water-saving maize holds potential to boost farmer resilience to climate change in Pakistan

January 18, 2017

New varieties of white maize in Pakistan have the potential to both quadruple savings of irrigation water and double crop yields for farmers.


New Publications: Africa’s future cereal production

January 9, 2017

Cereal yields in sub-Saharan Africa must increase to 80 percent of their potential by 2050 to meet the enormous increase in demand for food.