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Breaking Ground: Tom Hagen brings IT expertise to crop breeding

June 21, 2018

Tom Hagen is combining his expertise in crop breeding and IT to help researchers and farmers be more successful.


New publications: Training farmers how to help farmers

June 14, 2018

Wheat residues on an experimental plot under conservation agriculture. Photo: X. Fonseca/CIMMYT. A new study has found that farmers are the best people to talk to farmers about new agricultural practi …


CIMMYT helps national programs to enhance maize breeding efficiency in Pakistan

May 29, 2018

Maize is Pakistan’s third important cereal following wheat and rice. However, Pakistan still imports more than 80 percent of the hybrid seeds, costing the country over $50 million annually and making …


First zinc-enriched maize in Guatemala to combat malnutrition

May 21, 2018

The first zinc-enriched maize varieties developed for Guatemala were released this month to improve food and nutrition security in a country where over 46 percent of children suffer from chronic malnu …


Wheat blast screening and surveillance training in Bangladesh

May 15, 2018

Fourteen young wheat researchers from South Asia recently attended a screening and surveillance course to address wheat blast, the mysterious and deadly disease whose surprise 2016 outbreak in southwe …


Farmers, environment, and carbon markets to profit from more precise fertilizer management, study shows

April 24, 2018

Seminal study on nitrous oxide emissions from fertilizer in semi-arid, irrigated agriculture shows that reducing nitrogen fertilizer rates significantly cuts nitrous oxide emissions without reducing g …


New Publications: Adopting climate-smart agricultural practices

April 19, 2018

Farmers in a climate-smart village in Bihar use the leaf colour chart to judge the nitrogen content required for crops. Photo: V.Reddy, ViDocs, CCAFS. Since the 1960s and the Green Revolution in India …


Scientists seek key to boost yields, ensure future food supply

March 23, 2018

Crop genetic gains remain too low, and international scientists are making a concerted effort to determine how best to increase yields.


Breaking ground: Mike Olsen uses new technology to improve farmer’s yields

March 12, 2018

Mike Olsen, upstream research coordinator for CIMMYT maize program, works with scientists to use new technologies to increase breeding program efficiency and genetic gain.


Overcoming gender gaps in rural mechanization

March 6, 2018

A new publication details current gender gaps in rural mechanization in Bangladesh, and outlines plans to overcome these challenges.


New guides help agricultural scientists think gender in research design

March 5, 2018

A new set of resources has been released to aid agricultural researchers in integrating gender sensitivities into their research for development projects.


Seed savers celebrate “Doomsday Vault” tenth anniversary

February 22, 2018

CIMMYT’s Maize Germplasm Bank has its entire collection backed up in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. Photo: CIMMYT archives EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) — The “Doomsday Vault,” that safeguards fall-back …


New zinc enriched maize set to improve nutrition in Colombia

February 21, 2018

Cali, Colombia (CIMMYT) – The first zinc-enriched maize variety developed for South America will be released in Colombia on February 23 in an effort to combat malnutrition in the country. Developed us …


$8.9m investment to reduce malnutrition in Ethiopia and Malawi

December 19, 2017

Farmers group & demonstration drought tolerant (DT) maize plot in farmers field, Lobu Koromo village, Hawassa Zuria district. Photo: CIMMYT/P. Lowe A multidisciplinary team of researchers includin …


Breaking Ground: Leonard Rusinamhodzi on innovating farming systems for climate change

November 30, 2017

Leonard Rusinamhodzi works with African farmers to innovate farming systems in the face of climate change.


Climate disasters are closing in. Why have we forgotten farmers?

November 22, 2017

Global climate change negotiators met at COP23 to tackle myriad issues, including how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture and protect food and farming from worsening climate impacts. T …


World leaders: Back climate change action in agriculture to give our food system a fighting chance

November 13, 2017

Global climate change negotiators meet this week to tackle myriad issues, including how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture and protect food and farming from worsening climate impacts. …


Helping farming families thrive while fighting climate change in Mexico

November 9, 2017

Women and youth help lead efforts to adopt climate-friendly farming and safeguard indigenous maize yields   Farmers walk through a field that has been cleared by slash and burn agriculture in the …


New study uncovers climate footprint of India’s favorite foods

November 5, 2017

India needs to tackle greenhouse gas emissions from its rice and livestock sectors according to a study by CIMMYT and partners.


Breaking Ground: Clare Stirling sees no silver bullets to control agriculture’s emissions

November 1, 2017

Scientist Clare Stirling describes how agriculture can reduce its emissions and adapt to climate change.