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W4A Day Three: The real world of wheat in Ethiopia

October 10, 2012

After two days in UNECA, a trip to farmers’ fields, seed production sites, and wheat research platforms provided participants with some welcome fresh air and the chance to see the reality of wheat pro …


W4A Day Two: Policies, profits, and producing more wheat

October 9, 2012

An exhausting, productive day on Day Two of Wheat for Food Security in Africa. Participants arrived bright and early for expert presentations and round-table discussions on abiotic/biotic stresses, ma …


W4A Day One: Food security, consumer demand, and changing the way Africa sees wheat

October 8, 2012

It’s day one at Wheat for Food Security in Africa, and Cobus Le Roux has just finished outlining the production, constraints, market, and future of wheat in Southern Africa. This morning participants …


Wheat for Food Security in Africa – The Conference Begins Tomorrow!

October 7, 2012

Here in Addis Ababa, excitement is building as more than 200 participants arrive and register for the conference on Wheat for Food Security in Africa, organized by CIMMYT, the International Center for …


Metal silos and super grain bags improve grain storage in Zimbabwe and Zambia

October 5, 2012

Farmers in Zimbabwe and Zambia, who have been losing their maize harvests due to poor storage facilities, can now effectively store their grain in metal silos and super bags, courtesy of Effective Gra …


SIMLESA achievements and challenges in Southern Africa

October 4, 2012

The Sustainable Intensification of Maize-Legume Systems for Food Security in Eastern and Southern Africa (SIMLESA) initiative held its annual review and planning meetings for Southern Africa in Chimoi …


Partners meet in Ethiopia to launch Adoption Pathways

October 1, 2012

The first planning and inception meeting of the ‘Identifying socioeconomic constraints to and incentives for faster technology adoption: Pathways to sustainable intensification in Eastern and Southern …


Feed the Future delegation visits CIMMYT-Bangladesh

September 25, 2012

The CIMMYT team in Bangladesh hosted a highprofile field visit on 01 September 2012 for a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) delegation consisting of Paul Weisenfeld (USAID Ass …


Nepal team receives the 1st BGRI Gene Stewardship Award

September 19, 2012

The first-ever Borlaug Global Rust Initiative (BGRI) Gene Stewardship Award was awarded to the Nepal wheat team for their performance in promoting durable wheat varieties and enhancing food security. …


MasAgro gains the support of the Mexican Council for Sustainable Rural Development

September 14, 2012

On 30 August 2012, 140 members of the Mexican Council for Sustainable Rural Development visited CIMMYT headquarters in Texcoco, State of Mexico, to observe its experimental plots, become acquainted wi …


CIMMYT strengthens collaboration between Bhutan and Nepal

September 13, 2012

The similarities between the hills of Nepal and the maize producing areas of Bhutan encourage stronger cooperation between the two countries. To discuss this cooperation, a team of scientists from CIM …


Scientists discuss major wheat disease at a symposium in China

September 12, 2012

To discuss fusarium head blight (FHB, or scab), a major wheat disease, over 130 delegates from East Asia, Europe, and North and South America attended the 4th International Symposium on FHB in Nanjing …


CIMMYT student awarded best poster at the National Biosafety Conference, Kenya

September 4, 2012

Murenga Mwimali, a PhD student in plant breeding at the University of Kwazulu Natal, South Africa, currently hosted at CIMMYT-Kenya, was awarded the best student poster at the first National Biosafety …


DTMA strengthens research and extension links in Southern Africa

August 28, 2012

Largely because commercial farmers have shifted to cash crops such as tobacco and horticulture, smallholder farmers now account for 70-80% of food production in Zimbabwe, and they have little access t …


Australia’s Grains Research & Development Corporation praises CIMMYT

August 22, 2012

In a recent interview on Ground Cover TV, John Harvey, Managing Director of Australia’s Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC), described CIMMYT’s high value to the global wheat research …


“Save More, Grow More, Earn More” – CIMMYT in Bangladesh

August 13, 2012

Prices for irrigation, fertilizers, fuel, and labor are rising. Fresh water supplies are decreasing, and many farmers find it increasingly difficult to plant their crop on time to assure good yields a …


SIMLESA farmers from western and eastern Kenya share their experiences

August 8, 2012

A delegation of 20 farmers, research technicians, and Ministry of Agriculture officials from western Kenya visited their counterparts in eastern Kenya during 12-13 June 2012 to learn and share their e …


Combating Gray Leaf Spot with high-yielding and QPM maize varieties in Bhutan

August 6, 2012

Maize is one of the major staples in Bhutan and is cultivated by about 70 percent of households throughout the country. Poor farmers sustain their families by consuming maize as a staple food, using i …


Celebrating 15 years of partnership with South Korea

August 2, 2012

On 3 May 2012, CIMMYT marked 15 years of partnership with the Rural Development Administration (RDA) of South Korea. To commemorate this anniversary, a Plaque of Appreciation recognizing CIMMYT’s outs …


CIMMYT-Hyderabad welcomes a Limagrain delegation

July 30, 2012

A group of 14 Limagrain representatives visited the CIMMYT-Asia maize program in Hyderabad, India, on 18 July 2012. Limagrain is an international agricultural co-operative group specialized in field s …