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MasAgro Farmer

March 16, 2016

MasAgro Farmer, a component of CIMMYT’s Sustainable Modernization of Traditional Agriculture project, develops a sustainable intensification strategy for maize, wheat and similar grains by building hu …


Heat Stress Tolerant Maize for Asia

March 16, 2016

The Heat stress Tolerant Maize (HTMA) for Asia project, supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) under the Feed the Future initiative, is a public-private alliance that targe …


MasAgro named a project transforming Mexico by leading university

February 22, 2016

The Sustainable Modernization of Traditional Agriculture (MasAgro) project was named as transforming Mexico by a leading university in the country.


Buena Milpa

February 19, 2016

The Buena Milpa project in Guatemala, conducted in collaboration with the country’s Agricultural Science and Technology Institute (ICTA), is aimed at implementing a sustainable intensification strateg …


NAAS fellow M.L. Jat talks climate change, sustainable agriculture

February 18, 2016

Senior Scientist M.L. Jat has received India’s National Academy of Agricultural Sciences fellowship in Natural Resource Management for his “outstanding contributions in developing and scaling” conserv …


International Wheat Yield Partnership

February 17, 2016

In 2011, agriculture ministers from the Group of 20 nations committed to developing an international initiative to coordinate worldwide research efforts in wheat genetics, genomics, physiology, breedi …


Farm Mechanization and Conservation Agriculture for Sustainable Intensification

February 17, 2016

Agricultural intensification is both a need and an opportunity for countries in sub-Sahara Africa. For intensification to occur sustainably — with minimum negative environmental and social consequenc …


FAO has its finger on the ‘pulse’ when it comes to food security

February 9, 2016

Pulses, an annual leguminous crop yielding from one to 12 seeds, are essential in the fight for food security due to their nutrient value and their key role in crop rotations through the ability to fi …


Conservation agriculture expert at Oxford Farming Conference

January 3, 2016

MEDIA ADVISORY WHAT: Bram Govaerts, strategic leader for Sustainable Intensification in Latin America and Latin America representative at the Mexico-based International Maize and Wheat Improvement Cen …


Conservation agriculture expert at Oxford Farming Conference

January 3, 2016

Bram Govaerts, strategic leader for Sustainable Intensification in Latin America and Latin America representative at CIMMYT makes keynote speech at Oxford Farming Conference.


CIMMYT marks 50 years of innovation in agricultural science for development

January 1, 2016

CIMMYT will celebrate its 50th anniversary during a three-day event from September 27 to 29, 2016, at headquarters in El Batán, near México City.


Cross-regional efforts produce a toolbar for direct seeding of maize

December 18, 2015

Cheap, light, versatile… and locally manufactured Direct seeding of maize using a two-wheel tractor has been made possible over the past decade or so by manufacturing companies in China, India, and Br …


Balancing economy and ecology: agriculture vs. nature

December 17, 2015

Reconciliation of the right to develop and environmental protection must move beyond global dialogue and be put into practice.


African maize farmers get support to mitigate impact of poor soils

December 3, 2015

As the global community marks World Soil Day, African smallholder farmers are contending with low yields due to low-fertility soils prevalent in most parts of sub-Saharan Africa, affecting food securi …


Buena Milpa participates in the lamb and agrobiodiversity fairs in Guatemala

November 30, 2015

Social inclusion activities were conducted with Mayan children. Photo: Rachael Cox and Nadia Rivera/Buena Milpa. Buena Milpa is the Sustainable Intensification Strategy for Latin America promoted by C …


New findings on gender gap in conservation agriculture

November 26, 2015

Interview with Clare Stirling, co-author of a new paper, reveals almost no conservation agriculture studies consider gender and gender relations as a factor that may explain low adoption rates.


Study reveals challenges in southern Africa’s soil carbon uptake

November 23, 2015

Cheesman in a direct-seeded maize-soybean rotation in Chavakadzi village, Shamva District, Zimbabwe. Photo: Christian Thierfelder A new study led by ETH Zürich graduate Stephanie Cheesman, along with …


SIMLESA review finds many successes and major challenges

November 17, 2015

Farmers selecting pigeon pea varieties at Msingisi village, Gairo district, through SIMLESA. Photo: CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes On 16-31 October 2015, the Sustainable Intensification of Ma …


Agriculture ministers support policies to achieve Africa’s growth potential

November 17, 2015

East and Southern African countries need to formulate and implement appropriate policies to help smallholder farmers access technologies.


Supporting sustainable and scalable changes in cereal systems in South Asia

November 9, 2015

The rates of growth of staple crop yields in South Asia are insufficient to meet the projected demands in the region. With 40 percent of the world’s poor living in South Asia, the area composed of eas …