As a maize seed system specialist, Dagne Wegary works at the nexus between breeding science and actual delivery of improved seed to farmers.
Recent modeling studies in Zambia suggest that provitamin A maize’s impact is being cut short by the low retention of carotenoids during storage and postharvest grain loss.
More farmers in Zimbabwe are demanding high-yielding, highly nutritious and drought tolerant provitamin A maize.
A day-long event to discuss SDG 2 and mobilizing funding; inter-linked with the High Level Political Forum being held at the United Nations in New York the same week.
CIMMYT will send 150 tons of renewed, improved maize seed to Haiti, the largest seed shipment to any country in the organization’s history.
Farmers in Pakistan are eagerly adopting a nutrient-enhanced wheat variety offering improved food security, higher incomes, health benefits and a delicious taste.
Joyce Maru is a capacity development & communications specialist at the International Potato Center A farmer prepares maize porridge using Provitamin A maize. Photo: R.Lunduka/CIMMYT Vitamin A def …
El BATAN, Mexico, (CIMMYT) – To celebrate and expand the legacy of the late Evangelina Villegas Moreno, a pioneering Mexican cereal chemist who won the 2000 World Food Prize for co-developing quality …
In an effort to stamp out hidden hunger, scientists are calling for support to make zinc-biofortification a core trait in the world’s largest wheat breeding program.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dr. Evangelina Villegas Moreno Tribute to Evangelina Villegas, Co-creator of Quality-Protein Maize and 2000 World Food Prize Laureate El BATAN, MEXICO, 24 APR 2017 — Illustrious …
A scientist who has advanced the development of nutrient-rich wheat varieties with higher yield potential, disease resistance and improved traits wins Young Scientist Award for Agriculture.
Pakistan is releasing quality protein maize for commercial consumption, which could help boost nutrition across the country where nearly half of all children are chronically malnourished.
The goal of completely eradicating vitamin A deficiency – mainly in Africa and Southeast Asia – remains a big challenge.
“Hidden hunger” due to micronutrient deficiency is a big issue in sub-Saharan Africa, one of the most affected regions with 30% of the population undernourished.
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 …
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.
HarvestPlus director Howarth Bouis is one of four winners of the 2016 World Food Prize for research leading to a substantial increase in the availability of nutritious biofortified crops.
Since 2004, conservation agriculture has helped farmers in southern Africa maintain and boost yields, protect the environment and increase profits.
Several African nation ambassadors to Zimbabwe pledged to step up support for improved agriculture technologies.