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QPM maize expected to improve protein intake in Ethiopia

August 3, 2015

For community health extension workers (CHWs) in Ethiopia, as elsewhere, educating smallholder farmers on the importance of protein is a continuous task year in, year out. It’s not that farmers don’t …


CIMMYT-SARO steps up efforts in war against malnutrition

August 3, 2015

CIMMYT is stepping up efforts to combat malnutrition through agricultural research and the release of orange maize varieties.


Agricultural Innovation Program for Pakistan

July 28, 2015

Agricultural Innovation Program (AIP) for Pakistan is working to sustainably increase agricultural productivity and incomes in the agricultural sector through the promotion and dissemination of modern …


CIMMYT advances in fight against MLN

July 13, 2015

Scientists have made progress in identifying maize varieties that could combat maize lethal necrosis (MLN) disease, reported SciDev.Net Sub-Saharan Africa last month in the article “Experts on track t …


Vitamin A orange maize: a partnership between agriculture and nutrition bears fruit

June 30, 2015

Guest blogger from HarvestPlus Only 20 years ago, the idea that maize could reduce vitamin A deficiency (VAD) would have been summarily dismissed. Agricultural scientists were focused on increasing yi …


Quality Protein Maize – what’s in a name?

June 26, 2015

Across Ethiopia, farmers bring a different dimension to the age-old tradition of naming children in symbolic and meaningful ways, by assigning a human name to Quality Protein Maize (QPM) that reflects …


The Skywalker Project: soaring to new heights

June 24, 2015

Though its name implies science fiction, Skywalker’s results have been incredibly real. A small, unmanned aerial vehicle equipped with remote sensing devices, Skywalker flies over maize fields collect …


First wheat improvement training course for young scientists held in Pakistan

June 24, 2015

The Wheat Productivity Enhancement Program (WPEP) in Pakistan, led by CIMMYT and funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), is working to enhance and protect wheat productivity in P …


Maize lethal necrosis poses serious threat to East Africa’s seed sector

June 24, 2015

The International Conference on MLN Diagnostics and Management in Africa, held on 12-14 May 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya, is the second meeting CIMMYT has organized this year on maize lethal necrosis (MLN), …


Farmers in India embrace high-zinc wheat for its nutritional benefits

June 10, 2015

Undernourishment affects some 795 million people worldwide. According to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), more than one out of every nine people do not eat enough to lead healthy, act …


New technologies to increase coffee-maize system profitability

June 8, 2015

To demostrate the advances of the project “Increasing the profitability of maize-coffee systems” conducted by CIMMYT in Colombia over the past 10 years in collaboration with the National Federation of …


Combatting hidden hunger is key to boosting good nutrition

June 8, 2015

Food security is of paramount importance, but what about nutritional security?


Martin Kropff, new CIMMYT Director General, embraces science for impact

June 3, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) – Martin Kropff, who takes the helm as director general at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) this week, considers science th …


Sin in the seed: meeting of the minds to combat maize lethal necrosis

June 2, 2015

“We are all gravely concerned about the rapid spread of maize lethal necrosis [MLN], not just due to the wide prevalence of insect vectors that can transmit the MLN-causing viruses, but also due to pr …


Durum wheat production in Pakistan: keeping up with changing demands

June 1, 2015

In response to rapidly-changing food preferences in Pakistan, including a latent unmet demand for pasta products, CIMMYT-Pakistan has been working to develop the country’s durum wheat market and varie …


SUPER WOMAN: Asriani Anie Annisa Hasan protects local Indonesian maize varieties

May 29, 2015

AWARENESS-RAISING ON ISSUES AFFECTING AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND CULINARY ARTS International Women’s Day on March 8, offers an opportunity to recognize the achievements of women worldwide. This year, CIMMY …


SUPER WOMAN: Jennifer Brito’s “tortillas verdes” improve maize nutritional value

May 29, 2015

PROMOTION, ADOPTION, AND EVALUATION OF HIGH PROTEIN CORN VARIETIES International Women’s Day on March 8, offers an opportunity to recognize the achievements of women worldwide. This year, CIMMYT asked …


SUPER WOMAN: Chhavi Tiwari aids women farmers with zinc-fortified wheat

May 29, 2015

ZINC DEFICIENCY IS ATTRIBUTED TO 800,000 DEATHS EACH YEAR International Women’s Day on March 8, offers an opportunity to recognize the achievements of women worldwide. This year, CIMMYT asked readers …


SUPER WOMAN: Evangelina Villegas developed transformative quality-protein maize

May 29, 2015

DIETARY DEPENDENCE ON MAIZE PUTS SOME PEOPLE AT RISK FOR MALNUTRITION For International Women’s Day I would like to honor Dr. Evangelina Villegas, one of CIMMYT’s original “superwomen,” not only for t …


SUPER WOMAN: Julie Miller Jones dispels myths that wheat protein is unhealthy

May 29, 2015

A nutritionist outspoken about the negative consequences of gluten-free diets, shares her views.