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Sustainable agriculture for healthy forests

June 5, 2017

Agriculture is the second largest emitter of global greenhouse gas emissions and largest driver of deforestation, making the sector one of the top contributors to climate change and biodiversity loss.


Breaking Ground: Hands on experience gives Carolina Camacho insight into farming best practices

April 26, 2017

Tending her own crops gives Carolina Camacho insights into the challenges farmers face that she could never have learned in a classroom.


Breaking Ground: Cesar Petroli on data-driven use of maize genetic diversity

February 15, 2017

Access to genetic data can revolutionize research partnerships and lead to major benefits for crop breeders aiming to help smallholder farmers boost yields, says geneticist Cesar Petroli.


Cutting-edge tools promote conservation, use of biodiversity

December 4, 2016

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.


Sustainable agriculture poised to save Mayan rainforests from deforestation

November 21, 2016

Sustainable farming practices allow smallholder farmers to improve maize yields while reducing deforestation in Mexico, report finds.


New online learning platform offers capacity development for all

November 17, 2016

An online learning platform created in partnership with the Seeds of Discovery (SeeD) initiative will revolutionize the project’s capacity development efforts.


World Food Prize presentation updates delegates on key contributions of MasAgro

October 27, 2016

Transforming subsistence agriculture and unsustainable farming systems into productive and sustainable operations has been the key focus of scientist Bram Govaerts, 2014 recipient of the Norman Borlau …


Celebrating 50 years of collaboration: CIMMYT in the Mexican senate

September 23, 2016

Mexico City, Mexico (CIMMYT) — In recognition of the contributions the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center has made to agriculture and food security in Mexico and the world, a symposium w …


Ancient maize varieties provide modern solution to tar spot complex

July 25, 2016

In southern Mexico and Central America a fungal maize disease known as tar spot complex is decimating yields, threatening local food security and livelihoods.


CIMMYT, Mexico honor legacy of Norman Borlaug

May 27, 2016

To mark CIMMYT’s 50th anniversary, Mexico’s Secretariat of Agriculture launched a photo exhibition honoring Nobel Prize Laureate Norman Borlaug.


“Farmers recommend,” a participative proposal by MasAgro Guanajuato

April 12, 2016

 For a month and a half, farmers in Guanajuato shared their experiences with sustainable agriculture.


Photo contest highlights Oaxacan agriculture

March 29, 2016

MasAgro’s annual Pacífico Sur Hub photo contest documents where extension agents work every day, from their point of view.


Take it to the Farmer

March 21, 2016

Take it to the Farmer develops a sustainable intensification strategy for maize, wheat and similar grains by building hubs based on research platforms, demonstration modules and extension areas where …


Wheat Yield Consortium

March 21, 2016

The Wheat Yield Consortium conducts research on wheat genetics and physiology to improve plant structure, increase the resilience and disease resistance of wheat, and its yield potential in Mexico and …


International Maize Improvement Consortium for Latin America

March 21, 2016

The International Maize Improvement Consortium for Latin America (IMIC-LATAM), a component of CIMMYT’s Sustainable Modernization of Traditional Agriculture project, promotes the sustainable developmen …


MasAgro Biodiversidad

March 16, 2016

MasAgro Biodiversidad (Biodiversity), a component of CIMMYT’s Sustainable Modernization of Traditional Agriculture project, studies and characterizes maize and wheat genetic diversity for use in breed …


MasAgro Maize

March 16, 2016

MasAgro Maize, a component of CIMMYT’s Sustainable Modernization of Traditional Agriculture project, promotes the sustainable development of both maize grain and seed producers by breeding maize hybri …


MasAgro Wheat

March 16, 2016

MasAgro Wheat, a component of CIMMYT’s Sustainable Modernization of Traditional Agriculture program, conducts research on wheat genetics and physiology to improve plant structure, increase the resilie …


MasAgro Farmer

March 16, 2016

MasAgro Farmer, a component of CIMMYT’s Sustainable Modernization of Traditional Agriculture project, develops a sustainable intensification strategy for maize, wheat and similar grains by building hu …


International Wheat Yield Partnership

February 17, 2016

In 2011, agriculture ministers from the Group of 20 nations committed to developing an international initiative to coordinate worldwide research efforts in wheat genetics, genomics, physiology, breedi …