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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.


New Publications: Study shows improved maize decreases malnutrition

June 14, 2017

New evidence shows that not only do improved maize varieties increase crop productivity and farmer income, they can also decrease child malnutrition.


Breaking Ground: Crop simulation models help Balwinder Singh predict future challenges

May 25, 2017

Balwinder Singh uses crop simulation models to help smallholder farmers in South Asia prepare for future climates and unexpected challenges.


DuPont Pioneer explores support for CGIAR Excellence in Breeding Platform

May 19, 2017

A DuPont Pioneer leadership delegation visited CIMMYT HQ on 12 May, 2017.


Second International Workshop of the CGIAR Germplasm Health Units

May 17, 2017

The Second International Workshop of the CGIAR Germplasm Health Units will take place from June 5-8, 2017 at CIMMYT Headquarters in Texcoco, Mexico.


Breaking Ground: Vijay Chaikam develops doubled haploid lines to accelerate maize breeding

May 10, 2017

Vijay Chaikam works as a scientist and manager at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center doubled haploid facility in Kiboko, Kenya.


New Publications: Common platform improves collaboration for research on genetic resources

May 4, 2017

A common platform through which data on genetic resources can be disseminated to both crop researchers and breeders can strengthen research communities.


USAID delegation tours sustainable agriculture activities in Bangladesh

May 4, 2017

A delegation of USAID representatives recently visited southern Bangladesh to learn about sustainable agriculture activities in the area and emerging challenges to wheat production.


Scaling up research for impact

April 27, 2017

As part of a German Development Cooperation effort to aid the scaling up of agricultural innovations, Lennart Woltering recently joined CIMMYT’s Sustainable Intensification Program.


Q+A: Agricultural mechanization fuels opportunity for youth in rural Africa

April 26, 2017

Small-scale agricultural mechanization is showing signs it has the potential to fuel rural employment for youth in sub-Saharan Africa, according to researchers.


Breaking Ground: Hands on experience gives Carolina Camacho insight into farming best practices

April 26, 2017

Tending her own crops gives Carolina Camacho insights into the challenges farmers face that she could never have learned in a classroom.