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Breaking Ground: Scientist Deepmala Sehgal on the trail of novel wheat diversity

Molecular analysis research by Deepmala Sehgal has led to the discovery of novel genes for yield, disease resistance and climate resilience in previously little-used wheat genetic resources.


6th International Cereal Nematodes Symposium, Agadir, Morocco, 11-15 Sept. 2017

The International Cereal Nematodes Symposium (ICNS) is an extension to the International Cereal Nematode Initiative (ICNI) that was established in 2006. It aims to create a critical mass of scientific …


Surface water irrigation has the potential to boost cereal productivity in Bangladesh

For the first time, researchers have mapped rivers and freshwater canals in southern Bangladesh using geospatial tools.


China launches new CIMMYT-Henan Agricultural University joint maize and wheat research center

Martin Kropff, CIMMYT director general, and Zhang Gaiping, president of Henan Agricultural University sign a memorandum of understanding to establish a joint maize and wheat research center in Zhengzh …


CIMMYT wins prestigious Chinese science and technology award

CIMMYT Director General holds the Chinese International Science and Technology Cooperation Award for collaborative work leading to improved scientist training, maize and wheat production. FOR IMMEDIAT …


Harnessing medical technology and global partnerships to drive gains in food crop productivity

Global research networks must overcome nationalist and protectionist tendencies to provide technology advances the world urgently needs.


Engaging youth: beyond the buzzword

Researchers are seeking to re-engage rural youth who are increasingly abandoning agriculture to work in cities, raising the question who will grow our food in the future?


Crop and bio-economic modeling for an uncertain climate

The potential impact of climate change on agriculture and the complexity of possible adaptation responses require the application of new research methods and tools to develop adequate strategies, writ …


Can sub-Saharan Africa meet its future cereal food requirement?

To satisfy the enormous increase in demand for food in sub-Saharan Africa by 2050, cereal yields must increase to 80 percent of their potential.


Can sub-Saharan Africa meet its future cereal food requirement?

To satisfy the enormous increase in demand for food in sub-Saharan Africa until 2050, cereal yields must increase to 80 percent of their potential. This calls for a drastic trend break. Graphic courte …


Assistant Research Associate

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated candidate for the position of Assistant Research Associate in the Global Maize and Wheat Program. This position has a critical role in enhancing the impac …


2Blades and CIMMYT form alliance to tackle threat of wheat stem rust

Kanwarpal Dhugga, CIMMYT lead of biotechnology opportunities demonstrates how to separate an immature embryo from a developing wheat seed to 2Blades Program Director Lynne Reuber and 2Blades Chairman …


Wheat rust poses food security risk for global poor, says DFID’s Priti Patel

International Wheat rust monitoring efforts are not only keeping the fast-spreading disease in check, but are deployed to manage other crop diseases, said a scientist attending a major scientific even …


Healthy soils for a healthy, food secure future

Humanity relies on soils not only for food production but also for a range of vital ecosystem services, its health is essential to a healthy and food secure future.


Cutting-edge tools promote conservation, use of biodiversity

CIMMYT scientists will present at the COP 13 conference on a new collection of tools and resources that could revolutionize maize breeding and promote genetic diversity conservation.


Scientists meet in Mexico to revolutionize ways of “watching” experimental plants

200 world-class scientists from over 20 countries will gather in Mexico from December 13 to 15 for the 4th International Plant Phenotyping Symposium.


Advice for India’s rice-wheat farmers: Put aside the plow and save straw to fight pollution

Recent media reports show that the 19 million inhabitants of New Delhi are under siege from a noxious haze.


New Publications: Durum wheat is becoming more susceptible to rust globally

Leaf rust is increasingly impacting durum wheat production worldwide.


Improved genetic analysis offers faster, more precise results to crop breeders

Researchers improve global collaboration on harnessing genes in breeding that can help the crop withstand the effects of climate change.


Public initiatives key to harnessing genetic diversity for food security, says genetic resources expert

Public initiatives to facilitate the use of genetic resources must be promoted to demonstrate the value they add to agriculture for development and food security.