There is a growing awareness that feeding ourselves -- amidst climate change, population growth, and natural resource degradation -- is a significant issue for the planet.


Carlos Slim, Bill Gates and Mexican dignitaries visit CIMMYT to inaugurate Bioscience facilities

Carlos Slim, Bill Gates and Mexican dignitaries visit CIMMYT to inaugurate Bioscience facilities
The new bioscience complex will allow researchers to speed the development of valuable seed, by way of more precise characterization of its genetic traits, such as heat and drought tolerance, disease and pest resistance, and seed health, as well as the nutritional and industrial quality of the grain. CIMMYT was the cradle of the Green Revolution 60 years ago. By providing cutting-edge facilities and an enhanced research capacity, this alliance will significantly improve farm productivity.

Is wheat a perfect, chronic poison?

Is wheat a perfect, chronic poison?
A new book makes a number of controversial claims about wheat. Once you sort through the hyperbole and hysteria, here's the news flash: Wheat is not a poison. Millions of people eat it every day. However, wheat — like eggs or peanuts — can make you sick. A small percentage of people are unable to eat wheat due to allergy or health reasons.

Australia and CIMMYT

Australia and CIMMYT
Australia and CIMMYT are working together to improve wheat varieties for farmers in Australia and further afield. The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) supports a number of CIMMYT projects including the Sustainable Intensification of Maize-Legume Cropping Systems for Food Security in Eastern and South Africa (SIMLESA).

Maize lethal necrosis (MLN) disease in Kenya and Tanzania: Facts and actions

Maize lethal necrosis (MLN) disease in Kenya and Tanzania: Facts and actions
A serious new disease of maize appeared in the farmers’ fields in eastern Africa in 2011. Called maize lethal necrosis (MLN; or corn lethal necrosis, CLN), it can devastate maize crops.

USAID supports CIMMYT-led partnership for heat resilient maize in South Asia

USAID supports CIMMYT-led partnership for heat resilient maize in South Asia
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO (25 October 2012) — CIMMYT announced today that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will support a partnership to develop heat resilient maize (corn) for South Asia. The project will fall under Feed the Future, the US Government’s global hunger and food security initiative, and is a partnership led by CIMMYT, involving Purdue University, Pioneer Hi-Bred, and several private sector and national research partners in South Asia.

CIMMYT Scientist Wins Award From Crop Science Society of America

CIMMYT Scientist Wins Award From Crop Science Society of America

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO (26 October 2012) — CIMMYT (The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center) announced today that the Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) has given CIMMYT’s Dr. Ravi P. Singh its 2012 Crop Science Research Award.

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