Forging major change is never simple, but one of my top priorities upon taking the helm at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) as director general last year was to develop a …
The Striga weed is one of the leading causes of crop loss in western Kenya, a significant dent to farmers’ livelihoods and major hindrance to food security in the area.
Public-private collaborations can deliver improved seeds to smallholder farmers faster, speeding up global efforts to meet food security targets.
Farmers in the neighboring state of Bihar, India, sow wheat using zero tillage. Photo: CSISA/CIMMYT EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) – Zero tillage, the agricultural practice of sowing seed directly into unp …
Food security requires acceleration of advanced science, not just “feeding,” CIMMYT 50 delegates say
The agriculture for development sector must begin “nourishing” families with nutrition-sensitive interventions instead of focusing on “feeding,” says Lindiwe Majele Sibanda.
A pledge of $10,000 by international plant breeding company KWS has given a big boost to an online crowdfunding initiative aiming to help maintain the world’s largest maize and wheat germplasm bank.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CIMMYT’s new museum highlights the past, present and future of maize and wheat research. Photo: S. Storr/CIMMYT EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) – A new museum in Mexico provides histor …
Data and predictive analytics can help seeds reach their full yield by providing farmers with information and management advice, said DuPont Pioneer President Peter Shickler.
CIMMYT has been selected by the European Space Agency to have access to the pilot version of the Sen2-Agri processing system and receive training on its use.
Sustainable agricultural practices are key to feeding the global population in the face of climate change said Environmentalist Mark Lynas.
Leading nutritionist sets out to educate the general public on the benefits of genetically modified crops.
In this list of recent publications, we discuss new ways how development practitioners and policy makers can approach machinery adoption in Bangladesh.
State-of-art research facilities leap Africa’s Agricultural potential through modern research.
Increasing public understanding and creating supportive policies key recommendations at a session on boosting Africa’s use of biotechnology.
Since 2004, conservation agriculture has helped farmers in southern Africa maintain and boost yields, protect the environment and increase profits.
The 2015-2016 El Niño has led to drought leaving 10.2 million people – more than 1 in 10 Ethiopians – in need of emergency food assistance.
New advances in heat-tolerant wheat in South Asia and how physiological breeding can help increase yields.
Nearly 150 scientists, researchers and extension agents attended a field training on conservation agriculture and mechanization for sustainable intensification.
GE crops are as safe to eat as conventionally bred crops and have benefited the environment and ecosystem diversity, according to a new study
A new study predicts that climate change will have a large, secondary impacts on agricultural societies in sub-Saharan Africa.