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First blast resistant, biofortified wheat variety released in Bangladesh

October 18, 2017

The first blast resistant wheat variety has been released in Bangladesh.


CIMMYT sustainable intensification expert Bram Govaerts at 2017 Borlaug Dialogue

October 13, 2017

  WHAT: Bram Govaerts will speak on a panel titled “Latin America’s Role in Global Food Security: The Intricate Links Among Conservation, Trade and Agricultural Productivity” at the Borlaug Dialo …


CIMMYT genetic resources and biodiversity expert Kevin Pixley at 2017 Borlaug Dialogue

October 13, 2017

WHAT: Kevin Pixley, director of the Genetic Resources Program and the Seeds of Discovery Project at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), will moderate a panel entitled “How C …


Improved wheat helps reduce women’s workload in rural Afghanistan

October 12, 2017

New research shows improved wheat raises the quality of life for men and women across rural communities in Afghanistan.


Scaling sustainable agriculture in South Asia

October 11, 2017

A two-day regional policy dialogue on scaling conservation agriculture for sustainable intensification in South Asia was held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from September 8-9, 2017.


Three technologies that are changing agriculture in Bangladesh

October 10, 2017

In agrarian countries like Bangladesh, agriculture can serve as a powerful driving force to raise family incomes and the nation’s entire economy.


Afghanistan scientists assess achievements of Australia-funded wheat research

October 3, 2017

Afghanistan scientists meet to reflect on achievements after 15 years of Australia-funded wheat research.


Asian scientists join cross-continental training to restrain wheat blast disease

October 2, 2017

Nine South Asia wheat researchers recently visited the Americas for training on measures to control a deadly and mysterious wheat blast disease.


Delegates gather in Morocco to combat nematodes in agriculture

September 28, 2017

Eighty delegates from across the globe recently gathered at the 6th International Cereal Nematode Symposium in Agadir, Morocco to discuss the spread of nematodes.


New Publications: Mitigating greenhouse gas emission from rising food production

September 26, 2017

A new study identifies the key ways to keep up with India’s rising food demand while minimizing greenhouse gas emissions.


Yemen identified as “stepping stone” to wheat stem rust’s global spread

September 26, 2017

New research reveals the most likely routes for the spread of new wheat stem rust strains.


Leading nutritionist cites whole grains as critical for better nutrition and health

September 19, 2017

People who eat whole grain foods have a lower risk of almost all chronic diseases and are less likely to gain weight as they age, according to nutritionist Julie Miller Jones.


Scientists, policymakers meet in Bangladesh to produce climate services agenda for Asia

September 15, 2017

DHAKA (CIMMYT) – Successful farm management requires reliable climate prediction technology to ensure crops flourish and make it to harvest. High-quality data, maps, risk and vulnerability analyses no …


High-level meeting to set climate services agenda for South and Southeast Asia

September 14, 2017

Leaders from across South and South East Asia will gather next week to exchange ideas and strategies on how to support agricultural climate services in the region.


Breaking Ground: Francelino Rodrigues on high-tech farming

September 13, 2017

Francelino Rodrigues’ expertise in precision agriculture brings a high-tech element to CIMMYT’s field trials.


New Publications: Improving wheat breeding through modern genetic tools

September 13, 2017

A new study shows how wheat breeders can more efficiently increase yield and improve their selections by using modern genetic tools.


Study reveals new opportunities to cut greenhouse gas emissions in India

September 4, 2017

India is one of the world’s largest contributors to global warming, but simple changes in farm management can drastically cut emissions while meeting food demand.


Wheat forum builds partnerships for sustainable intensification in Nepal

August 31, 2017

The Government of Nepal recently endorsed a new twenty-year agriculture development strategy that charts a progressive course of action to revitalize agriculture as an engine for economic growth and d …


Cross-sector collaboration needed to boost wheat production in Pakistan

August 15, 2017

Agronomy experts from across Pakistan gathered earlier this month to discuss progress in Pakistan since 2014 under the USAID funded Agricultural Innovation Program.


New project supports wheat conservation and genetic diversity

August 4, 2017

Farmers across Afghanistan, Iran and Turkey are benefiting from a recently launched project that aims to diversify wheat production and strengthen the crop’s resilience to climate change.