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Administrative Assistant

November 10, 2017

CIMMYT is seeking a dynamic, self-motivated, and service-oriented professional for the position of Administrative Assistant to work in the CGIAR Excellence in Breeding Platform (EiB).


Smallholder farmers to gain from targeted CRISPR-Cas9 crop breeding

October 31, 2017

Gene editing technology could revolutionize the way scientists breed high-yielding drought, disease and pest resistant, high quality plant seeds, greatly reducing the time it currently takes to develo …


New book highlights sustainable agriculture success story in Mexico

October 25, 2017

A new book from Columbia University Press offers social sector organizations a how-to guide on applying new and creative methods to solve complex problems.


New USAID seed and fertilizer initiative launched in Nepal

October 23, 2017

Nepal will benefit from a new project that will strengthen the country’s seed and fertilizer sectors, boost farmer income and increase the country’s food security.


First blast resistant, biofortified wheat variety released in Bangladesh

October 18, 2017

The first blast resistant wheat variety has been released in Bangladesh.


How a seed bank in Mexico produces data to help alleviate poverty

October 16, 2017

Scientist Kevin Pixley leads a project to catalogue 178,000 corn and wheat seeds at the CIMMYT seed bank near Mexico City.


CIMMYT sustainable intensification expert Bram Govaerts at 2017 Borlaug Dialogue

October 13, 2017

  WHAT: Bram Govaerts will speak on a panel titled “Latin America’s Role in Global Food Security: The Intricate Links Among Conservation, Trade and Agricultural Productivity” at the Borlaug Dialo …


CIMMYT genetic resources and biodiversity expert Kevin Pixley at 2017 Borlaug Dialogue

October 13, 2017

WHAT: Kevin Pixley, director of the Genetic Resources Program and the Seeds of Discovery Project at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), will moderate a panel entitled “How C …


New Publications: Using networks to disseminate agricultural innovations

October 12, 2017

A new study examines how networks help spread new technologies and innovations in agriculture.


Second-generation haploid inducers: Now available

September 22, 2017

The second generation of tropically adapted haploid inducers developed by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) are now available for use by interested breeders and institution …


Breaking Ground: Francelino Rodrigues on high-tech farming

September 13, 2017

Francelino Rodrigues’ expertise in precision agriculture brings a high-tech element to CIMMYT’s field trials.


New Publications: Improving wheat breeding through modern genetic tools

September 13, 2017

A new study shows how wheat breeders can more efficiently increase yield and improve their selections by using modern genetic tools.


Why development needs innovation

September 5, 2017

“Innovation” may be just another development buzzword, but adopting the principles behind it is crucial if organizations hope to attract funding and achieve lasting impact.


New Publications: Elevating the conversation about GE crops

August 29, 2017

A Kenyan man holds a harvest of a genetically engineered (GE) maize at the KALRO research station in Kiboko, Makueni County. Photo: Nation Media Group Kenya EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) — A committee wa …


Wheat physiology research in Turkey and Iran makes immediate impact in farmers’ fields

July 31, 2017

Due to some recent discoveries about wheat in Turkey and Iran, scientists are optimistic that they can help smallholder farmers combat hardship and sustain their livelihoods.


New online portal offers information to curb maize lethal necrosis in Africa

July 24, 2017

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.


Zero till climate-smart wheat-rice-bean crop rotations in India curb emissions

July 24, 2017

Zero tillage with residue retention techniques in rice-wheat-mung bean crop rotations result in the lowest global warming potential, a study on sustainable intensification in India shows.


CSIRO and CIMMYT link on wheat phenomics, physiology and data

June 26, 2017

  Building on a more than 40-year-old partnership in crop modelling and physiology, a two-day workshop organized by CIMMYT and Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisa …


New planters promote environmentally-friendly farming in Pakistan

June 23, 2017

Farmers and research partners are praising innovative, locally manufactured farm implements that support conservation agriculture in rice-wheat farming rotation in Pakistan.


Farmer in Malawi defines true project success

June 15, 2017

Development initiatives are only truly successful when participants graduate, adopt and leave.