There is a growing awareness that feeding ourselves -- amidst climate change, population growth, and natural resource degradation -- is a significant issue for the planet.
CIMMYT News Feed:
Dec 3, 2013 | 22:05 pm
No less than 98% of the australian wheatbelt is sown to varieties with genetic material derived from the genebank and breeding programs of the international Maize and Wheat improvement Center (CIMMYT), one of the international agricultural research Centres (IARCs) operating[…]Read more...
Dec 2, 2013 | 21:27 pm
The UN World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that billions of people in the developing world are chronically exposed to aflatoxin, a natural poison on food crops which causes cancer, impairs the immune system, inhibits growth, and causes liver disease as[…]Read more...
Nov 25, 2013 | 00:38 am
What kind of voice-based messaging service will farmers pay for? An eight-month pilot study by CCAFS and CIMMYT is working with farmers in India to find out.Read more...
Nov 20, 2013 | 14:50 pm
Government of Canada researchers, led by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's Dr. Tom Fetch in Winnipeg, are making progress in combatting a potentially devastating wheat disease known as Ug99.Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1598717#ixzz2lDm056OfRead more...
Nov 20, 2013 | 14:49 pm
The riots that swept Africa in 2007 and 2008 in response to the spiralling costs of staple crops brought the effects of food shortages into sharp focus.Read more...