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Changing the conversation surrounding food and agriculture with Tamar Haspel

Tamar Haspel delivered a keynote address at a three-day conference hosted by CIMMYT to celebrate the nonprofit’s 50th anniversary.

Empowering women to eliminate residue burning for better human and soil health

A leading NGO is working together with CIMMYT in India to generate awareness among women about climate-smart practices.

New Publications: New findings on effects of tillage on growth, yield and more

A study from CIMMYT scientists has revealed new insights on the respective benefits of conventional tillage (CT) and zero tillage (ZT) in north-west India.

Private sector seed distribution vital for food security, World Food Prize delegates say

Public-private collaborations can deliver improved seeds to smallholder farmers faster, speeding up global efforts to meet food security targets.

Unpacking our biases for better gender research

Shelley Feldman, recently retired professor at Cornell University, gives a keynote speech on gender balance in agriculture at CIMMYT’s 50th anniversary conference. CIMMYT/Alfonso Arredondo. MEXICO CIT …

Rebuilding farmer livelihoods in earthquake-hit Nepal

CSISA’s Earthquake Recovery Support Program has helped more than 40,000 farmers in earthquake-hit areas of Nepal for over a year.

Syngenta and CIMMYT partner to sustainably increase maize farmers’ productivity and income in southern Mexico

Valter Brunner, Syngenta’s Corporate Affairs Director for Latin America. Photo: CIMMYT For Syngenta and CIMMYT, improving smallholder farmers’ productivity implies that lives will be changed. Our obje …

African Conservation Tillage Network CEO calls for high level support of conservation agriculture

Regional and national support for conservation agriculture is key to achieving widespread sustainable production intensification says Saidi Mkomwa, CEO African Conservation Tillage Network.

CGIAR system retools to fight hunger and climate change

Newly approved CGIAR Portfolio sets agenda for next generation agriculture research for development MEXICO CITY (CIMMYT) — CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food-secure future, dedicated to …

A leading NGO joins hands with CIMMYT-CCAFS to empower women farmers

NGO partnership brings new capacity building opportunities.

CIMMYT museum highlights cultural aspects of maize and wheat

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CIMMYT’s new museum highlights the past, present and future of maize and wheat research. Photo: S. Storr/CIMMYT EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) – A new museum in Mexico provides histor …

A Chat With: DuPont Pioneer president points to technology to boost yields

Data and predictive analytics can help seeds reach their full yield by providing farmers with information and management advice, said DuPont Pioneer President Peter Shickler.

CIMMYT celebrates 50 in eastern and central Africa

CIMMYT celebrates 50 in eastern and central Africa 50th anniversary celebrations on 9 – 10 September, 2016.

CIMMYT must reboot its long-term agricultural strategy to meet new challenges

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON, D.C., 19 SEPT 2016 — Credited with saving hundreds of million from hunger in the post-World War II era, global agricultural research organizations such as the Inter …

New Publications: Will we be able to do enough to mitigate agriculture’s impact on global warming?

Agricultural mitigation strategies likely to fall short of recommended temperature caps for global warming.

European Space Agency selects CIMMYT to pilot new remote sensing project

CIMMYT has been selected by the European Space Agency to have access to the pilot version of the Sen2-Agri processing system and receive training on its use.

CIMMYT scorecard on food security in eastern and central Africa

MEDIA ADVISORY Smallholder farmer prepares maize plot for planting with CIMMYT improved varieties, Embu, Kenya. Photo: CIMMYT CIMMYT 50th international anniversary celebrations WHAT: Over 150 partners …

Push row planters manufactured and distributed locally among smallholder maize farmers in Pakistan

CIMMYT collaborates with the Cereal Crops Research Institute and Petal Seed, a local seed company in Pakistan to produce new planters.

A Chat With: IPNI Director Shamie Zingore — boosting smallholder agriculture in Africa

Effective partnerships between research, public and private sector institutions are the key to unlock the potential of smallholder agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa says IPNI director.

New Publications: Research sheds light on climate and yield risk in South Asia

Research highlights important risks to farmers’ yields in Pakistan due to climate change.