New Publications: Rise of micro-satellites offers cost-effective way to collect data on smallholder farms
Micro-satellites are emerging as an effective low-cost option to collecting data like sow date and yields on small farms across the developing world.
Kanwarpal Dhugga, CIMMYT lead of biotechnology opportunities demonstrates how to separate an immature embryo from a developing wheat seed to 2Blades Program Director Lynne Reuber and 2Blades Chairman …
Humanity relies on soils not only for food production but also for a range of vital ecosystem services, its health is essential to a healthy and food secure future.
CIMMYT scientists will present at the COP 13 conference on a new collection of tools and resources that could revolutionize maize breeding and promote genetic diversity conservation.
200 world-class scientists from over 20 countries will gather in Mexico from December 13 to 15 for the 4th International Plant Phenotyping Symposium.
Recent media reports show that the 19 million inhabitants of New Delhi are under siege from a noxious haze.
Leaf rust is increasingly impacting durum wheat production worldwide.
Researchers improve global collaboration on harnessing genes in breeding that can help the crop withstand the effects of climate change.
An online learning platform created in partnership with the Seeds of Discovery (SeeD) initiative will revolutionize the project’s capacity development efforts.
Combating spread of MLN in Africa poses unique but surmountable challenges, seed health specialist says
Maize lethal necrosis poses a major concern to researchers, seed companies and farmers in sub-Saharan Africa.
For the first time, transgenic maize hybrids that combine insect resistance and drought tolerance have been harvested from confined field trials.
Public initiatives key to harnessing genetic diversity for food security, says genetic resources expert
Public initiatives to facilitate the use of genetic resources must be promoted to demonstrate the value they add to agriculture for development and food security.
The International Agrobiodiversity Congress provides a platform for farmers, scientists, policymakers and industry leaders to share their experiences in agrobiodiversity management and genetic resourc …
New study reveals findings to help increase drought and heat tolerance in Latin American maize.
Sustainable intensification is helping farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa become more productive, while adapting to and mitigating climate change.
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.