In the face of endemic malnutrition, researchers in Pakistan are turning to biofortified maize to combat vitamin A, zinc and protein deficiencies.
Two Borlaug-Ruan interns at CIMMYT share their opinions about battling food insecurity.
Breaking Ground: Scientist L.M. Suresh uses new technology to fight maize lethal necrosis disease in eastern AfricaAugust 3, 2017
Maize lethal necrosis (MLN) disease is putting maize production at risk in eastern Africa, escalating food insecurity in the region.
The new maize lethal necrosis online portal provides up-to-date information and surveillance tools to help researchers control and stop the spread of the deadly disease.
Food and agriculture have the potential to be major drivers in helping achieve the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, but are currently underutilized, say experts.
AIP researcher in the maize stem borer lab – the only facility in Pakistan for mass rearing of maize stem borers. Photo: A.Yuqub /CIMMYT Islamabad (CIMMYT) — The United States Agency for Internationa …
As a maize seed system specialist, Dagne Wegary works at the nexus between breeding science and actual delivery of improved seed to farmers.
Delegates at a conference in June called for a new focus and increase in investment to ensure eastern and southern Africa’s farming systems can withstand the impacts of climate change.
A day-long event to discuss SDG 2 and mobilizing funding; inter-linked with the High Level Political Forum being held at the United Nations in New York the same week.
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 …
AbduRahman Beshir and his team are developing climate-resilient, biofortified and biotic stress-tolerant maize to enhance the maize seed sector.
El BATAN, Mexico, (CIMMYT) – To celebrate and expand the legacy of the late Evangelina Villegas Moreno, a pioneering Mexican cereal chemist who won the 2000 World Food Prize for co-developing quality …
Fall armyworm devastates crops in sub-Saharan Africa: A quick and coordinated regional response is requiredJune 2, 2017
The head of CIMMYT’s Global Maize Program highlights the potential impact of the fall armyworm pest and how CGIAR researchers are contributing to a quick and coordinated response across the Africa.
In northwestern India, growing maize is being advocated as an alternative to rice to address resource degradation challenges such as declining water tables and climate change induced variability in ra …
Maize lethal necrosis quarantine facility opens avenues for introducing novel maize germplasm in southern AfricaMay 22, 2017
The maize lethal necrosis quarantine facility in southern Africa was officially opened in Zimbabwe on April 20, 2017.
Sarah Nyamai, a farmer from Kalimoni Village in Machakos County, Kenya, harvests drought tolerant maize. Photo: B. Wawa/CIMMYT NAIROBI (CIMMYT) — A new study has revealed that sub-Saharan Africa’s ma …
NAIROBI, Kenya (28 April 2017) – Tackling the menace of the tenacious fall armyworm pest to avoid economic hardship for smallholder farmers across Africa requires quick and coordinated action, a massi …
Tending her own crops gives Carolina Camacho insights into the challenges farmers face that she could never have learned in a classroom.
The Advanced Wheat Improvement training course targets mid-career scientists who seek to learn about new techniques in wheat breeding to adapt to their own programs.
A new review highlights the potential for biological control programs to lift a large number of people out of poverty and create greater returns for consumers and producers.