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Building a sustainable future: A history of conservation agriculture in southern Africa

June 23, 2016

Since 2004, conservation agriculture has helped farmers in southern Africa maintain and boost yields, protect the environment and increase profits.


African ambassadors to Zimbabwe support improved agriculture technologies

May 30, 2016

Several African nation ambassadors to Zimbabwe pledged to step up support for improved agriculture technologies.


New Publications: Climate change’s impact on agriculture expected to have multi-sector effects

May 30, 2016

A new study predicts that climate change will have a large, secondary impacts on agricultural societies in sub-Saharan Africa.


Everything you ever wanted to know about gluten — at CIMMYT

May 23, 2016

International wheat and gluten experts will gather in Mexico City for the 2018 13th International Gluten Workshop to discuss all aspects of the proteins found in wheat, rye, barley and triticale.


Maize: From Mexico to the world

May 20, 2016

For Mexicans, the “children of corn,” maize is entwined in life, history and tradition. It is not just a crop; it is central to their identity.


Harnessing maize biodiversity for food security, improved livelihoods in Africa

May 20, 2016

Diverse, stress tolerant maize varieties are benefiting smallholders throughout sub-Saharan Africa.


Sustainable agricultural technologies: A sure pathway for improving African smallholder farmers’ nutrition and food security

May 17, 2016

A four-year project concludes with rich evidence that will enable policy makers to support adoption of innovative agricultural technologies by smallholder farmers in Africa Angeline Odero in her maize …


New Publications: Maize Lethal Necrosis survey reveals farmer impact, future needs

May 16, 2016

A new study reveals the need for continued development of maize varieities resistant to MLN and strengthening farmer resilience.


Kenyan maize nutrition and safety get boost from Ancient Mexican technique

May 6, 2016

Modern nixtamalization technology could increase maize uses and offer Kenyans invaluable benefits.


Improving diet through nutritious maize in Colombia

May 2, 2016

A field day was organized at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture to show the advances of biofortified maize in Colombia.


New varieties reignite maize production in Pakistan

April 29, 2016

New maize varieties have the potential to increase production, enhance nutrition and strengthen national industry in Pakistan.


Combating malnutrition: a new zinc-rich variety of wheat

April 4, 2016

New high-zinc varieties of wheat can help improve diets in some parts of India, scientists V.K. Mishra, Ramash Chand and Arun Joshi write in The Indian Express newspaper.


Q+A: Ignore preconceptions, stake claim on science, CIMMYT’s Natalia Palacios tells women, girls

February 25, 2016

Discrimination in the science sector remains a significant challenge to achieving gender balance in education and professional research, said Natalia Palacios, a top maize researcher.


Ethiopia Wheat Rust Scaling

February 23, 2016

Wheat is a traditional crop cultivated by about five million households on 1.6 million hectares in Ethiopia. Despite the country’s huge potential, the average wheat productivity of 2.5 tonnes per hect …


Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa

February 22, 2016

The Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa project aims to mitigate drought and other constraints to maize production in sub-Saharan Africa, increasing maize yields by at least one ton per hectare under mo …


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.


Inaugural Paula Kantor Award recognizes work on agriculture, gender, improved diets

January 14, 2016

Post-doctoral fellow Soumya Gupta is the winner of the inaugural Paula Kantor Award for Excellence in Field Research, the International Centre for Research on Women announces.


Thirty years of supporting maize farmers in southern Africa

January 11, 2016

CIMMYT’s Southern Africa Regional Office celebrates three decades of developing new maize varieties for farmers across the region.


CIMMYT maize varieties in high demand in Pakistan

December 18, 2015

AbduRahman Beshir and M. Imtiaz Pakistan imports more than 85% of its hybrid maize seed, which costs the country about US$ 60 million each year. Due to importation and other factors, the price of hybr …


HarvestPlus

December 1, 2015

HarvestPlus aims to reduce hidden hunger and provide micronutrients to billions of people directly through the staple foods that they eat. We use a novel process called biofortification to breed highe …