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Discussing future research and development in Afghanistan

March 22, 2013

For over 10 years, CIMMYT has been working assiduously with the national agriculture research system of Afghanistan to contribute to the war-torn country’s sustainable agricultural growth and research …


3rd International Wheat Yield Consortium Workshop: Latest news in wheat research

March 19, 2013

Over 100 stakeholders, scientists, and students from 28 countries were welcomed in Obregon, Mexico, by John Snape, CIMMYT Board of Trustees member, as he opened the 3rd International Workshop of the W …


Resource-conserving practices for smallholder farmers in Africa

March 14, 2013

“Today Embu farmers are reaping benefits associated with conservation agriculture, where SIMLESA started activities in 2010,” said Charles Wanjau, District Agricultural Officer, Embu East. “We hope th …


A New U.S.-sponsored Project to Help Modernize Pakistan’s Agriculture Sector

March 12, 2013

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN — The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), and the Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) launch …


‘One cannot eat tobacco!’ SIMLEZA field tour in eastern Zambia

February 23, 2013

In rural areas surrounding Chipata in eastern Zambia, tobacco, cotton, and maize seem to dominate the agricultural landscape. If you look closer, you will also see smaller fields with groundnuts, cowp …


Carlos Slim, Bill Gates and Mexican dignitaries visit CIMMYT to inaugurate Biosciences Complex

February 19, 2013

On 13 February 2013, CIMMYT inaugurated a new US$ 25 million research complex at its headquarters in El Batán. The new advanced bioscience research facilities, 45 kilometers (20 miles) from Mexico Cit …


Carlos Slim, Bill Gates and Mexican dignitaries visit CIMMYT to inaugurate Bioscience facilities

February 15, 2013

Today, CIMMYT inaugurated a new US$ 25 million research complex at its headquarters in El Batan. The new advanced bioscience research facilities, 45 kilometers (20 miles) from Mexico City, marked its …


One size doesn’t fit all: training on farm household typology

February 1, 2013

Since adopting a one-size-fits-all approach in technology generation and dissemination is unlikely to bring positive results, it is necessary to understand what intervention works for whom, where, and …


Secretary of Agriculture backs CIMMYT’s initiative for sustainable crop intensification in Bangladesh

January 29, 2013

Bangladesh has a mosaic of distinct agricultural seasons, potentially allowing farmers to cultivate two and sometimes three crops on the same field. However, in the impoverished region of Southern Ban …


Haryana Chief Minister: conservation agriculture is the way of future farming

January 22, 2013

Thanks to high-yielding cultivars of wheat and rice, development of irrigation infrastructure, the work of innovative farmers, and the state’s support for improved technologies, the Indian state of Ha …


Climate Change and Agriculture: Building Resilience

January 7, 2013

This article is cross-posted from the Feed the Future blog. Feed the Future is the United States Government’s global hunger and food security initiative. It supports country-driven approaches to addre …


Calls to adopt SIMLESA approach in project implementation across Tanzania

December 18, 2012

“The Ministry, and specifically the Directorate of Research and Development, immensely commends SIMLESA’s participatory approach and would like to recommend it to other research and development partne …


Connecting people for sustainable agriculture

December 13, 2012

Father farmer in the field In Central Mexico, Conservation Agriculture, a more sustainable way of farming, has evolved from being a handful of researchers and a few innovative farmers working off of a …


Innovative public-private partnership to scale up conservation agriculture in Bangladesh

December 13, 2012

Developing public-private partnerships (PPPs) to expand conservation agriculture (CA) is one of the main goals of the USAID-funded Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia in Bangladesh (CSISA-BD). A …


Delegation from Bangladesh visits CIMMYT’s conservation agriculture program in India

November 25, 2012

A delegation from the Government of Bangladesh led by Begum Matia Chowdhury, Minister of Agriculture, and accompanied by Tariq A Karim, High Commissioner of Bangladesh in India, Md Abdul Hamid, Additi …


Climate smart practices and conservation agriculture in India

November 8, 2012

Under the aegis of Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), CIMMYT, Rajendra Agricultural University (RAU), and Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) organized a travelling semin …


Conservation agriculture for smallholder maize farmers in Jharkhand, India

October 22, 2012

Farming in Jharkhand in eastern India is typically characterized by land degradation, moisture stress, low cropping intensity, poor biomass production, and low farm income. To address these issues fac …


G20 recognizes Mexico and CIMMYT for creating MasAgro

October 11, 2012

Mexico and CIMMYT were recognized by G20 agricultural development experts for presenting the Sustainable Modernization of Traditional Agriculture (MasAgro) initiative at the Meeting of Agricultural Ch …


Conservation agriculture: the future of farming in western Kenya

October 8, 2012

Longer periods of drought and erratic and below-average rainfall in western Kenya have been making farming increasingly difficult over the years. In combination with declining soil fertility and deep- …


Partners meet in Ethiopia to launch Adoption Pathways

October 1, 2012

The first planning and inception meeting of the ‘Identifying socioeconomic constraints to and incentives for faster technology adoption: Pathways to sustainable intensification in Eastern and Southern …