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Are cows the next development boom for smallholder farmers?

September 2, 2016

Smallholder livestock farmers in Zimbabwe are rapidly increasing profits thanks to a pivot to new sustainable agriculture initiatives.


NuME: a key actor in agricultural innovation systems in Ethiopia

September 2, 2016

A CIMMYT project was selected as a key actor in agricultural and rural innovation in Ethiopia by CDAIS.


CIMMYT Maize hybrids ranked first and third in nation-wide trials in India

September 2, 2016

Two hybrids from CIMMYT developed under the Heat Tolerant Maize for Asia (HTMA) project were ranked first and third during the 2015 All-India Coordinated Maize Program trials.


New Publications: Research sheds light on climate and yield risk in South Asia

August 31, 2016

Research highlights important risks to farmers’ yields in Pakistan due to climate change.


A Chat With: Mark Lynas – sustainable agriculture key to food security amid climate change

August 23, 2016

Sustainable agricultural practices are key to feeding the global population in the face of climate change said Environmentalist Mark Lynas.


A Chat With: U.S. nutritionist Julie Miller Jones speaks out about GE crops

August 16, 2016

Leading nutritionist sets out to educate the general public on the benefits of genetically modified crops.


China’s vice premier ushers in new era of agricultural collaboration

August 11, 2016

China’s Vice Premier Liu Yandong visits CIMMYT to thank the organization for its contribution to China’s agricultural development over the past 30 years.


New Publications: Study reveals new insights about machinery adoption in Bangladesh

August 10, 2016

In this list of recent publications, we discuss new ways how development practitioners and policy makers can approach machinery adoption in Bangladesh.


CIMMYT and partners set the pace in maize and wheat research in Africa

July 27, 2016

State-of-art research facilities leap Africa’s Agricultural potential through modern research.


Ancient maize varieties provide modern solution to tar spot complex

July 25, 2016

In southern Mexico and Central America a fungal maize disease known as tar spot complex is decimating yields, threatening local food security and livelihoods.


Socio-environmental challenges in focus at CIMMYT 50th anniversary conference

July 14, 2016

MEDIA ADVISORY CIMMYT 50th Anniversary Conference: Turning research into impact WHAT: About 500 scientists, government officials, farmers and members of the international agriculture for development c …


CIMMYT receives collaboration award from the Yunnan provincial government

July 14, 2016

CIMMYT received a collaboration award recognizing contributions made to improving maize and wheat productivity, from the government in China’s Yunnan Province.


Building Zambia’s drought-tolerant maize business

July 12, 2016

Drought tolerant maize can reduce risks for farmers and allow for more consistent crop production in the face of climate variability in southern Africa.


Drought-tolerant maize a boon to farmers in Zambia hit by El Niño

July 8, 2016

Drought-related challenges in Africa call for proactive interventions rather than reactive ones.


Emergency seed project brings relief to drought-affected farmers in Ethiopia

July 6, 2016

As Ethiopia struggles with its worst drought in 50 years, farmers pin their hopes on seed delivered through emergency seed projects.


Smallholders in Rwanda and Zambia to enhance wheat productivity through new project

June 28, 2016

A new project aims to over double wheat production in target areas of Zambia and Rwanda to help smallholders meet rising demand and cope with high import costs.


Education, supportive policies key to making biotechnology work for Africa

June 27, 2016

Increasing public understanding and creating supportive policies key recommendations at a session on boosting Africa’s use of biotechnology.


New Publications: Land availability and smallholder development in Zambia

June 27, 2016

New publications from CIMMYT staff cover challenges in land availability in Zambia among other updates in maize and wheat.


Building a sustainable future: A history of conservation agriculture in southern Africa

June 23, 2016

Since 2004, conservation agriculture has helped farmers in southern Africa maintain and boost yields, protect the environment and increase profits.


CIMMYT’s knowledge sharing efforts contribute to improved seed production in Africa

June 23, 2016

A training held from June 13 – 23, 2016 emphasized hand pollination in maize variety development and seed multiplication.