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MasAgro posters recognized at international conference

October 31, 2013

By Natalia Palacios/CIMMYT Two posters developed by scientists from CIMMYT, Chapingo Autonomous University (UACh) and the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN) as part of maize quality collaborative pr …


Jharkhand tribal farmers adopt maize and conservation agriculture to battle drought

October 11, 2013

By S.P. Poonia/CIMMYT A CIMMYT project working in the rural districts of Jharkhand, India, is encouraging farmers to grow maize and use conservation agriculture practices to adapt to decreased rainfal …


Promoting biofortified wheat to women in India

September 24, 2013

By Arun Joshi/CIMMYT Chhavi Tiwari of Banaras Hindu University talks with Mirzapur farmers about biofortified wheat. Women farmers in India are learning about the benefits of biofortified wheat from C …


MasAgro trainees evaluate maize quality and improve tortilla production

September 19, 2013

By Natalia Palacios, CIMMYT Mexico is the fifth highest maize-consuming country in the world. It is also the number one consumer of maize for food, given that its population eats 70 percent of availab …


Iranian and CIMMYT scientists discuss utilization of wheat genetic resources

September 5, 2013

From 12 to 14 August, 2013, Global Wheat Program scientists Marc Ellis, Masahiro Kishii, and David Bonnett visited Iran. Together with Jalal Kamali, CIMMYT principal scientist and representative in Ir …


Stepping up the fight against maize lethal necrosis in Eastern Africa

August 1, 2013

“I can now identify with accuracy plants affected with maize lethal necrotic disease,” stated Regina Tende, PhD student attached to CIMMYT, after attending the CIMMYT-Kenya Agricultural Research Insti …


Tackling toxins with aflasafe™

July 18, 2013

“All the maize for my home consumption comes from my aflasafe™-treated field,” says farmer Alhaji Al-Hassan from Nigeria’s Kaduna State. “When I take my maize to the market, buyers rush for it because …


Two new maize hybrids released in Bolivia

July 9, 2013

Bolivia’s National Institute for Agricultural, Livestock and Forestry Innovation (INIAF), in collaboration with CIMMYT, released two new maize hybrids, INIAF H1 and INIAF HQ2, targeting drought-prone …


IMAS phenotyping locations

July 8, 2013

Four new maize varieties released in Ethiopia

June 26, 2013

A happy farmer holding cobs of BH547 (right hand) and BH546 (left hand). The national productivity of maize, one of the most important staple crops grown in Ethiopia, is close to 3 tons/ha, a 50% incr …


MasAgro partners explore the nutritional and industrial uses of corn starch

June 24, 2013

Although many of us know that cereals such as maize contain starch, very few of us are aware of its usefulness and numerous applications. Luis Arturo Bello from the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN …


Nutritious Maize for Ethiopia and gender

May 16, 2013

The Nutritious Maize for Ethiopia (NuME) aims to develop and promote quality protein maize (QPM) in the major maize growing areas of Ethiopia, including the highlands and the dry lands, to improve nut …


Honoring Dr. Evangelina Villegas Moreno, celebrating science and humanity

May 14, 2013

“I am so excited to be here,” said Dr. Evangelina Villegas as she received her Outstanding Alumni Award from the Department of Grain Science and Industry at the Kansas State University (KSU) at CIMMYT …


Successful partners’ day at CIMMYT-Harare showcasing research work

April 29, 2013

The value of CIMMYT’s research work is enhanced through partnerships supporting the development and dissemination of new maize production technologies. To encourage this collaboration, the CIMMYT Sout …


Agrovegetal and CIMMYT renew alliance

April 26, 2013

On 12 April 2013, CIMMYT director general Thomas Lumpkin and José Ortega Cabello, chairman of the Campo de Tejada cooperative in Spain, signed a five-year extension of a collaborative agreement betwee …


Provitamin A biofortified orange maize reaches farmers in Zambia

April 15, 2013

With over 50% of Zambian children under five vitamin A deficient, Zambia faces a major public health problem. This has resulted in several government intervention programs including vitamin A suppleme …


Zinc-rich wheat reaches communities in eastern India

March 20, 2013

In the continuous effort to increase awareness of wheat biofortification and its use to improve health and quality of life in eastern India, Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Mahamana Krishak Samiti far …


India’s Economic Survey and Budget 2013: What’s in store for agriculture?

March 15, 2013

In the latest Union Budget, which was presented by India’s finance minister P. Chidambaram to the Parliament on 28 February 2013, the Government of India re-emphasized its commitment to inclusive grow …


Women entering the workforce raises wheat consumption

March 7, 2013

Nicole Mason is an assistant professor of International Development at the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics at Michigan State University. Currently on long-term assignment with …


Achieving food security through seed security in Timor-Leste

February 25, 2013

In Timor-Leste, maize is the main staple crop grown by 88% of farming households. However, availability of quality seed of improved maize varieties is a major bottleneck for enhancing crop production …