Tending her own crops gives Carolina Camacho insights into the challenges farmers face that she could never have learned in a classroom.
Global experts and stakeholders meet to develop fall armyworm emergency plan and management strategy for AfricaApril 25, 2017
NAIROBI, Kenya – Smallholder farmers in eastern, southern and western Africa are facing a major threat to their crops from the fall armyworm, which has so far damaged almost 300,000 hectares of maize. …
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dr. Evangelina Villegas Moreno Tribute to Evangelina Villegas, Co-creator of Quality-Protein Maize and 2000 World Food Prize Laureate El BATAN, MEXICO, 24 APR 2017 — Illustrious …
With appropriate funding, maize yields can continue to increase in extreme heat and drought conditions, scientists say.
A new review highlights the potential for biological control programs to lift a large number of people out of poverty and create greater returns for consumers and producers.
David Guerena recently joined CIMMYT as soil scientist-systems agronomist, he leads soils/nutrient management activities in Nepal.
CIMMYT doctoral student and ETH Zürich graduate Stephanie Cheesman has won the 2017 Hans Vontobel-Preis.
The CIMMYT Germplasm Bank is committed to providing healthy viable seed and reliable information from the collections of maize and wheat genetic resources held, fulfilling international standards and …
Climate change presents a formidable challenge as one of the biggest constraints to improving food systems, food security and poverty alleviation around the world, especially for the world’s most vuln …
CIMMYT is organizing a two week international training course on increasing genetic gains through integration of novel tools and technologies.
MARS is helping maize breeders develop higher yielding and drought-tolerant improved varieties faster than ever before, according to a recent study from CIMMYT scientists.
Growing up on a small farm in India’s northwest Punjab state, Kanwarpal Dhugga was a young boy when the first Green Revolution wheat varieties arrived in his village.
Smallholder farmers in South Africa can now access and grow new maize varieties with transgenic resistance to stem borers, the most damaging insect pest of maize.
Compiling gender-inclusive data could help scientists understand how to help improve nitrogen fertilizer application practices among smallholder farmers.
Most current food security projections show that staple crop production must double by 2050 to keep up with global need, which will continue to expand.
CIMMYT will conduct a regional training workshop on quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC) of maize seed value chains in Nairobi, Kenya from May 17-19, 2017.
Akhter Ali always knew he wanted to have an impact on the livelihoods of farmers in Pakistan.
In a special interview to mark International Women’s Day, CIMMYT gender specialist Rahma Adam detailed how her research aims to improve the agricultural productivity of women in south and eastern Afri …
GENNOVATE research reveals communities with numerous women-headed households record high levels of poverty reduction.
In a move to bolster gender equity in agriculture, CIMMYT will launch a series of training courses promoting the integration gender awareness and analysis in research for development.