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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.


Agriculture emissions guidelines could help meet new climate change targets, study shows

May 17, 2016

Agriculture sector should commit to specific greenhouse gas emissions targets to contribute to fight against global warming, researchers propose EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) – International scientists ha …


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.


Bayer collaboration promises new innovations for South Asia farms

May 12, 2016

CIMMYT and Bayer’s Crop Science team are looking for practical solutions to future climate-change related challenges in South Asian agriculture.


Helping Nepalese farmers adapt to climate change

May 11, 2016

Cornell University’s Linda McCandless describes some of the agricultural challenges Nepalese farmers face after the devastating 2015 earthquake


Stress Tolerant Maize for Africa

April 27, 2016

The Stress Tolerant Maize for Africa (STMA) project aims to diminish devastating constraints in maize production that occur simultaneously across many regions in sub-Saharan Africa. The project develo …


Global wheat breeding returns billions in benefits but stable financing remains elusive

April 27, 2016

What do a chapati, a matza, or couscous have in common? The answer is wheat, which is a source for one-fifth of the calories and protein consumed globally.


CIMMYT kicks off 50th anniversary celebrations in southern Africa

April 26, 2016

CIMMYT’s Southern Africa regional office celebrated 50 years of agriculture research for development in Harare, Zimbabwe.


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.


Millions of smallholders in Africa benefit from climate resilient drought-tolerant maize

April 21, 2016

At least 40 million smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa are profiting from more than 200 new drought-tolerant varieties of maize.


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April 20, 2016

Tackling challenges to cereal production through cross-crop collaborations

April 11, 2016

Cropping systems can become more resilient in the face of climate change through better coordination and standardization.


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.


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.


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 …


Scientists point to potential genetic treasures in Mexico’s Creole wheats

March 28, 2016

FINDINGS CAN HELP TO BOOST WHEAT’S CLIMATE RESILIENCE WORLDWIDE Sukhwinder Singh at a field of Punjab Agricultural University, India, with Mexican wheat landrace evaluation trial (foreground) and whea …


New project helps African farmers address multiple stresses in maize farming

March 21, 2016

Photo: Peter Lowe/CIMMYT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Arusha, Tanzania, March 22 (CIMMYT) – The International Maize and Wheat Improvement center (CIMMYT) and its partners have unveiled a new project – Stress …


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 …


Affordable, Accessible Asian Drought Tolerant Maize Project

March 20, 2016

Smallholder maize farmers in marginal environments in Asia are prone to drought due to either scanty/erratic rainfall or falling groundwater levels. The Affordable, Accessible, Asian (AAA) Drought Tol …