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Durable Rust Resistance in Wheat

September 14, 2015

The Durable Rust Resistance in Wheat project, a collaborative effort begun in April 2008, which now includes 22 research institutions around the world and is led by Cornell University, seeks to mitiga …


A ‘double-hatted’ maize variety brings good tidings to farmers in western Kenya

September 3, 2015

Poor soil fertility is a major – yet often overlooked – factor affecting food production in Africa. Farmers suffer low yields and crop failure due to poor soils, a situation that has crippled food sec …


AAA hybrids move towards commercialization

August 24, 2015

PLC6 is a term used to refer to an advanced stage of hybrid testing at Syngenta, a partner of the Affordable, Accessible, Asian (AAA) Drought Tolerant Maize Project. Four hybrids, representing combina …


Wheat scientists urge funding boost after UK-U.S. food security report

August 21, 2015

Food shortages will escalate due to climate-change related production shocks and the international community must prepare to respond to price increases and social unrest.


CIMMYT farm mechanization project attracts wide coverage by Ethiopian media

August 13, 2015

It is not often that conservation agriculture, the subject of numerous scholarly articles and dissertations, gets wide coverage from the mainstream media in Ethiopia. It is thus remarkable that the me …


From the eye in the sky to the cell phone in the field: technologies for all

August 13, 2015

For many farmers in the developing world, cell phones are the most accessible form of technology, but are only one of many technologies changing agriculture.


Climate change, maize production and food security in sub-Saharan Africa

August 3, 2015

Although climate change is a global phenomenon, its impacts vary depending on region and season. To formulate appropriate adaptation options and ensure timely responses, we first need to better unders …


Tech-savvy women in Haryana implement precision fertilizer application

August 3, 2015

The state of Haryana, India’s breadbasket, faces a major challenge due to the excessive use of nitrogen fertilizer (N: P: K = 27.2: 9.8: 1) in agriculture. The overuse of nitrogen fertilizer in the ri …


Climate Resilience News

July 29, 2015

Agricultural Innovation Program for Pakistan

July 28, 2015

Agricultural Innovation Program (AIP) for Pakistan is working to sustainably increase agricultural productivity and incomes in the agricultural sector through the promotion and dissemination of modern …


Wheat Initiative launches its strategic research agenda

July 28, 2015

July 27, 2015 – Paris (France)- To meet the expected 60% raise in demand for wheat by 2050, coordination of research and significant investments are needed to increase wheat sustainable production glo …


Maize that packs a punch in face of adversity: unveiling new branded varieties for Africa

July 14, 2015

Even in the best years, significant swathes of sub-Saharan Africa suffer from recurrent drought. Drought wreaks havoc on the livelihoods of millions of Africans – livelihoods heavily leaning on rain-d …


Training on developing stress-resilient maize at CIMMYT-Hyderabad, India

July 13, 2015

A training course on developing stress-resilient maize for early-/mid-career maize breeders from national programs, agricultural universities and seed companies, especially small and medium enterprise …


CIMMYT-CCAFS initiative develops 500 new climate-smart villages in Haryana, India

July 13, 2015

A climate-smart farmer in Ludhiana, Punjab, India. Photo: P. Casier/CGIAR The Department of Agriculture (DoA) of the Indian state of Haryana, in collaboration with CIMMYT-CCAFS, developed an action pl …


Learning climate smart agricultural practices empowers women farmers in Haryana

July 6, 2015

Haryana is traditionally an agrarian state where many farm operations are undertaken by women; however, in this male-dominated farm society, decision-making does not involve women folk. Under CIMMYT-C …


Director General Martin Kropff on Science Week 2015: “Taking CIMMYT to the next level”

June 30, 2015

During Science Week (15-18 June) held at CIMMYT headquarters in El Batán, Mexico, scientists from around the world gathered to share the successes and review the activities of different CIMMYT program …


Bangladeshi scientists learn to develop stress-resilient maize

June 24, 2015

The Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI) and CIMMYT organized a training course on developing stress tolerant maize at BARI facilities in Gazipur, Joydebpur, Bangladesh, on 21 April 2015. …


HTMA offers stress-resilient maize hybrids to meet Bangladesh’s growing demand

June 8, 2015

CIMMYT’s Heat Stress Tolerant Maize for Asia (HTMA) project held a hybrid maize field day during 21-22 April at the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute’s (BARI) Regional Agricultural Research S …


Martin Kropff, new CIMMYT Director General, embraces science for impact

June 3, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) – Martin Kropff, who takes the helm as director general at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) this week, considers science th …


Well-positioned for next phase, CSISA India plans for monsoon cropping season

June 1, 2015

As Phase II of the Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSISA) draws to a close in India, it is well positioned for a Phase III, according to Andrew McDonald, CIMMYT Cropping Systems Agronomist a …