Improved maize varieties offer new economic opportunity to families in Kenya.
To satisfy the enormous increase in demand for food in sub-Saharan Africa by 2050, cereal yields must increase to 80 percent of their potential.
Wheat rust monitoring efforts are not only keeping the fast-spreading disease in check, but are deployed to manage other crop diseases, said a scientist at a scientific meeting in London.
Recent media reports show that the 19 million inhabitants of New Delhi are under siege from a noxious haze.
Conserving and using agricultural biodiversity to create better crops can help meet several sustainable development goals and stave off further species extinctions.
Leaf rust is increasingly impacting durum wheat production worldwide.
Sustainable farming practices allow smallholder farmers to improve maize yields while reducing deforestation in Mexico, report finds.
Researchers improve global collaboration on harnessing genes in breeding that can help the crop withstand the effects of climate change.
CIMMYT’s drought-tolerant varieties have been delivered to three million farmers across Africa.
Combating spread of MLN in Africa poses unique but surmountable challenges, seed health specialist saysNovember 14, 2016
Maize lethal necrosis poses a major concern to researchers, seed companies and farmers in sub-Saharan Africa.
Pests are likely to spread as climate change continues to impact farming systems globally, according to a new study.
Stakeholders in the agricultural sector met in Nairobi, Kenya, for the 4th Annual Food Security Conference (AFSC) on 12-13 October 2016.
For the first time, transgenic maize hybrids that combine insect resistance and drought tolerance have been harvested from confined field trials.
CIMMYT held seed fairs in Zimbabwe to promote the sharing of information and knowledge about new seed options for farmers.
CIMMYT inaugurated the first national maize stem borer mass rearing laboratory at the National Agricultural Research Center in Islamabad on 25 October 2016.
Sustainable intensification is helping farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa become more productive, while adapting to and mitigating climate change.
Tamar Haspel delivered a keynote address at a three-day conference hosted by CIMMYT to celebrate the nonprofit’s 50th anniversary.
Food security requires acceleration of advanced science, not just “feeding,” CIMMYT 50 delegates saySeptember 29, 2016
The agriculture for development sector must begin “nourishing” families with nutrition-sensitive interventions instead of focusing on “feeding,” says Lindiwe Majele Sibanda.
Regional and national support for conservation agriculture is key to achieving widespread sustainable production intensification says Saidi Mkomwa, CEO African Conservation Tillage Network.
Pushing the boundaries on technological innovation and sustainability must always be first and foremost, said Martin Kropff, director general CIMMYT.