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Happy Birthday, Norman Borlaug!

March 26, 2014

Today, the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center will celebrate what would have been Dr. Norman E. Borlaug’s 100th birthday with the Borlaug Summit on Wheat for Food Security, which brings …


Radio broadcasts spread maize technology in Ethiopia

March 17, 2014

By Seifu Mahifere/CIMMYT The Nutritious Maize for Ethiopia project (NuME) has launched a series of participatory radio campaigns in the country’s regional states as an innovative approach to spread me …


The Borlaug Summit on Wheat for Food Security: wheat facts and fiction

March 13, 2014

The Borlaug Summit on Wheat for Food Security will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Norman Borlaug while addressing wheat’s role in food security today. The event will take place in Ciudad Obregón …


Seed systems team strategizes and plans for Africa

March 10, 2014

By Florence Sipalla/CIMMYT   The CIMMYT-Africa seed systems team met in Nairobi, Kenya, on 7 February to take stock of progress in 2013, identify challenges and brainstorm on turning those challe …


Behind the science: wheat researcher in Kenya screens against devastating disease

March 6, 2014

By Ma Concepción Castro /CIMMYT CIMMYT’s sole Kenya-based wheat researcher, Sridhar Bhavani, works in the heart of the center’s efforts to develop wheat resistant to stem rust in Sub-Saharan Africa. C …


Nepal project explores wheat diversity

March 5, 2014

By Brenna Goth/CIMMYT A CIMMYT project in Nepal made significant progress in identifying local wheat diversity last year. Members of a seed cooperative in the Changathali village, Lalitpur district ne …


The Borlaug Summit on Wheat for Food Security: speaker spotlight

February 24, 2014

By Brenna Goth/CIMMYT Rachel Laudan learns how to use a grindstone (a Mexican metate). Photo courtesy of Rachel Laudan. Food historian Rachel Laudan will explain wheat’s impact on world history at the …


Nutrient management tool wins award

February 12, 2014

By Sam Storr/CIMMYT A tool developed by CIMMYT and the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) offering site-specific nutrient management (SSNM) advice to help farmers achieve higher yields mor …


The Borlaug Summit on Wheat for Food Security: CIMMYT and Norman Borlaug

January 30, 2014

In March, CIMMYT will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Norman E. Borlaug with the Borlaug Summit on Wheat for Food Security.  By uniting some of the brightest minds in agriculture and food securit …


Farmers tell donors they want quality protein maize

January 28, 2014

By Adefris Teklewold/CIMMYT Farmers spoke of their success with new quality protein maize (QPM) varieties to senior officials from the Canadian embassy in Ethiopia during recent visits to CIMMYT-Ethio …


Agronomists learn precision-conservation agriculture

January 14, 2014

By M.L. Jat and Tripti Agarwal /CIMMYT Wheat agronomists in India learned about precision-conservation agriculture and received the tools to continue their education at a workshop in November. Nearly …


Seed technologists benefit from production training

December 5, 2013

By Adefris Teklewold and Dagne Wegary Developing Ethiopia’s seed sector can help bring quality protein maize (QPM) to people at risk of protein deficiencies, participants in a seed production training …


Behind the science: maize breeder inspired by ‘personal challenge’

November 4, 2013

By Brenna Goth and Maria Concepción Castro/CIMMYT CIMMYT maize breeder José Luis Torres said he is driven by a strong passion for his work. Photo: Xochiquezatl Fonseca Last week marked 29 years since …


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 …