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SUPER WOMAN: Diane Holdorf promotes sustainability to support smallholders

May 29, 2015

SUPPORTING THE CONNECTIVITY OF RESEARCH, EDUCATION AND OPPORTUNITIES International Women’s Day on March 8, offers an opportunity to recognize the achievements of women worldwide. This year, CIMMYT ask …

SUPER WOMAN: Julieta Salazar boosts nutritional profile of maize in Guatemala

May 29, 2015

CHAMPIONING THE NUTRITIONAL VALUE AND ANCESTRAL ORIGINS OF MAIZE International Women’s Day on March 8, offers an opportunity to recognize the achievements of women worldwide. This year, CIMMYT asked r …

A Grain a Day

May 28, 2015

“A Grain a Day” is an opportunity to shed light on the important role maize and wheat play in global nutrition and to celebrate the dietary value of these food staples. Globally, an estimated 800 mill …

How do you use maize and wheat in your favorite recipe?

May 25, 2015

EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) – Globally, an estimated 800 million people do not get enough food to eat and more than 2 billion suffer from micronutrient deficiency, or “hidden hunger,” according to U.N. …


May 20, 2015

Studies show that greenhouse gas emissions will cause mean global temperatures to rise, leading to extreme weather patterns, less reliable crop yields, declining soil and water quality. About 90 perce …


May 15, 2015

The CIMMYT socioeconomics Program aims to help prioritize, target, understand and enhance wheat and maize interventions to make the greatest impact. It helps optimize the use of  research resources, a …

AIP-CIMMYT Conducts the Largest Evaluation of Maize Germplasm in Pakistan’s History

May 11, 2015

Pakistan’s Agricultural Innovation Program (AIP) tested more than 700 diverse maize lines in an effort to develop more affordable, well-adapted maize varieties.

Africa’s Food Security Threatened by Deadly Maize Disease

May 11, 2015

Scientists, policymakers, seed companies and regulators converge to seek solutions on maize lethal necrosis Nairobi, Kenya, May 11, 2015 – More than 150 participants will gather in Nairobi for an inte …

MLN diagnostics and management in Africa through multi-institutional synergies

May 9, 2015

Maize Lethal Necrosis (MLN) disease has continued to wreak havoc on maize production in East Africa since it was first reported in Kenya in 2011, and since then reported in the Democratic Republic of …

Maize lethal necrosis: a serious threat to food security in eastern Africa and beyond

May 7, 2015

Participants are shown how to inspect maize fields for MLN symptoms and how to collect samples for laboratory analysis. Maize lethal necrosis (MLN) has rapidly emerged as one of the deadliest maize di …

Ethiopian seed companies express interest in QPM, seek CIMMYT support

April 28, 2015

Managers of private and public seed companies in Ethiopia have expressed interest to produce and broadly market quality protein maize (QPM) seed, provided that they get technical and other necessary s …

CIMMYT Day gives staff opportunity to explore colleagues’ work

April 16, 2015

Photo credit: CIMMYT Comprising interactive presentations in English and Spanish on diverse aspects of the Center’s work, CIMMYT Day at El Batán on 10 April allowed more than 250 staff members to lear …

Global Soil Week

April 16, 2015

For the much-needed focus they bring on a burning issue, CIMMYT’s Improved Maize for African Soils (IMAS) Project celebrates the Global Soil Week and the International Year of Soils. Africa’s maize fa …

Screening for maize lethal necrosis (MLN) – May 2015

April 14, 2015

CIMMYT wishes to announce that the start of the planting season for the 2015A planting season at the KALRO–CIMMYT maize lethal necrosis (MLN) artificial inoculation screening site at Naivasha, Kenya. …

Innovation key to wheat yield potential advances, says in-coming CIMMYT DG

April 13, 2015

Martin Kropff, incoming CIMMYT director general, joined the global wheat community at the CIMMYT research station in Ciudad Obregon in Mexico for annual Visitors’ Week.

Green manures help Zambian and Malawian farmers feed crops and livestock

April 13, 2015

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has tasked CIMMYT with a new project to introduce green manure cover crops to smallholder farmers in eastern Zambia and central and so …

Race for Food Security by 2050 Can be Won, Mexico Agriculture Secretary Says

April 10, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EL BATÁN, Mexico (CIMMYT) – Mexico will need to more than double food production by 2050 to feed its growing population, the country’s agriculture secretary said on Thursday, cit …

KALRO and CIMMYT: cementing a longstanding relationship

March 26, 2015

All this week, CIMMYT headquarters in Texcoco, Mexico, has the honor of hosting Dr. Eliud Kireger, the Acting Director General of the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO). To …

Studies confirm the value of biofortification

March 17, 2015

A study published early this month in the Journal of Nutrition shows that biofortified maize can meet zinc requirements and provide an effective dietary alternative to regular maize for children in vu …

Martin Kropff of Wageningen UR appointed Director General of CIMMYT

February 26, 2015

EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) – The Board of Trustees of CIMMYT, is pleased to announce that Prof. Dr. Martin Kropff has accepted an appointment as the new Director General of CIMMYT, starting 1 June 2015 …