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In fond memory of Paula Kantor (1969-2015)

June 18, 2015

Paula had an exceptionally sharp, analytical mind and a deep understanding of how change can empower men and women to give them a better chance to influence their own lives and choose their own path.


For development expert Paula Kantor, gender equality was crucial

June 10, 2015

Gender and development specialist Paula Kantor had a deep understanding of how change can empower men and women to give them greater control over their own lives.


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 …


Local innovations help meet farmers’ needs in Bihar

June 2, 2015

During a pilot program with members of the Kisan Sakhi Group in Muzzafarpur, Bihar nearly 350 women farmers were trained on operating the Diesel Engine Powered Open Drum Thresher. In this picture, Sur …


SUPER WOMAN: Asriani Anie Annisa Hasan protects local Indonesian maize varieties

May 29, 2015

AWARENESS-RAISING ON ISSUES AFFECTING AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND CULINARY ARTS International Women’s Day on March 8, offers an opportunity to recognize the achievements of women worldwide. This year, CIMMY …


SUPER WOMAN: Candice Gardner plays major role in preserving U.S. maize diversity

May 29, 2015

RESEARCH IMPROVES MAIZE PRODUCTION AND PROTECTS GERMPLASM Photo credit: Iowa State University International Women’s Day on March 8, offers an opportunity to recognize the achievements of women worldwi …


SUPER WOMAN: Jennifer Brito’s “tortillas verdes” improve maize nutritional value

May 29, 2015

PROMOTION, ADOPTION, AND EVALUATION OF HIGH PROTEIN CORN VARIETIES International Women’s Day on March 8, offers an opportunity to recognize the achievements of women worldwide. This year, CIMMYT asked …


SUPER WOMAN: Chhavi Tiwari aids women farmers with zinc-fortified wheat

May 29, 2015

ZINC DEFICIENCY IS ATTRIBUTED TO 800,000 DEATHS EACH YEAR International Women’s Day on March 8, offers an opportunity to recognize the achievements of women worldwide. This year, CIMMYT asked readers …


SUPER WOMAN: Julie King tames wild relatives of wheat, improving resilience

May 29, 2015

GENETIC VARIATION AND DIVERSITY TRANSFER ACROSS DIFFERENT GRASS SPECIES International Women’s Day on March 8, offers an opportunity to recognize the achievements of women worldwide. This year, CIMMYT …


SUPER WOMAN: Evangelina Villegas developed transformative quality-protein maize

May 29, 2015

DIETARY DEPENDENCE ON MAIZE PUTS SOME PEOPLE AT RISK FOR MALNUTRITION For International Women’s Day I would like to honor Dr. Evangelina Villegas, one of CIMMYT’s original “superwomen,” not only for t …


SUPER WOMAN: Paula Kantor engages men to support gender progress

May 29, 2015

FOCUS ON WOMEN CAN INADVERTENTLY END UP ALIENATING MEN Gender research and outreach should engage men more effectively, according to Paula Kantor, CIMMYT gender and development specialist who is leadi …


SUPER WOMAN: Jeanie Borlaug Laube unites global wheat community

May 29, 2015

International Women’s Day on March 8, offers an opportunity to recognize the achievements of women worldwide. This year, CIMMYT asked readers to submit stories about women they admire for their selfle …


SUPER WOMAN: Rosalind Morris an “outstanding wheat cytogeneticist”

May 29, 2015

GENETIC STUDIES WITH WORLDWIDE IMPORTANCE IN EXPLAINING WHEAT GENETICS Rosalind Morris was a pioneer in agricultural science at a time when there were very few women scientists. Her achievements were …


SUPER WOMAN: Nobel winner Barbara McClintock discovered “jumping genes”

May 29, 2015

“JUMPING GENES” EXPLAIN HOW BACTERIA BUILD UP RESISTANCE TO ANTIBIOTIC At a time when women scientists were few and far between, Barbara McClintock made a name for herself as the most distinguished cy …


SUPER WOMAN: Julie Miller Jones dispels myths that wheat protein is unhealthy

May 29, 2015

A nutritionist outspoken about the negative consequences of gluten-free diets, shares her views.


SUPER WOMAN: Jane Ininda “priceless gem” to maize development in Africa

May 29, 2015

RELEASE OF 26 COMMERCIAL MAIZE VARIETIES DURING CAREER International Women’s Day on March 8, offers an opportunity to recognize the achievements of women worldwide. This year, CIMMYT asked readers to …


SUPER WOMAN: Suchismita Mondal develops climate change resilient wheat

May 29, 2015

Suchismita Mondal was inspired by the humble flour tortilla to take up a career as an international wheat breeder.


SUPER WOMAN: Dolores Robles González spurs farmers to adopt conservation agriculture

May 29, 2015

NEW FARMING TECHNIQUES IN MEXICO LOWER COSTS AND INCREASE PRODUCTION International Women’s Day on March 8, offers an opportunity to recognize the achievements of women worldwide. This year, CIMMYT ask …


SUPER WOMAN: Diane Holdorf promotes sustainability to support smallholders

May 29, 2015

SUPPORTING THE CONNECTIVITY OF RESEARCH, EDUCATION AND OPPORTUNITIES International Women’s Day on March 8, offers an opportunity to recognize the achievements of women worldwide. This year, CIMMYT ask …


SUPER WOMAN: Jessica Rutkoski conquers math demons, finds success as wheat breeder

May 29, 2015

In high school, Jessica Rutkoski was similar to many girls who suffer from the tedium and complexity of high school arithmetic – she avoided it.