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New publications: Adopting new agricultural technologies in Bangladesh

New technologies are at the core of sustainable agricultural growth and rural poverty alleviation, says Khondoker Mottaleb, an Agricultural Economist working within CIMMYT’s Socioeconomic Program. How …


Fall armyworm reported in India: battle against the pest extends now to Asia

A fall armyworm found on maize plants in Khamman district, Telangana state, India. (Photo: ICAR-Indian Institute of Maize Research) The fall armyworm (FAW), Spodoptera frugiperda, a devastating insect …


African youth find entrepreneurial opportunity in agricultural mechanization

After receiving training from CIMMYT, this group of young men started a small business offering mechanized agricultural services to smallholder farmers near their town in rural Zimbabwe. Photo: Matthe …


Call for nominees: Maize-Asia Youth Innovators Awards

Nominations are open for the 2018 Maize-Asia Youth Innovators Awards. The first edition of these awards recognizes the contributions of young women and men below 35 years of age who are implementing i …


How to get your high-impact research published in leading journals: top tips from the Senior Editor of Nature Genetics

At CIMMYT’s Science Week 2018, Nature Genetics Senior Editor Catherine Potenski spoke on how to publish plant genomics research that has broad, novel impact. Catherine Potenski, Senior Editor of Natur …


Humankind is falling into ecological debt. Can we get out?

A new study shows Earth Overshoot Day – the point at which the consumption of earth’s resources exceeds the capacity of nature to regenerate – is arriving faster. Thirty years ago, Earth Overshoot Day …


Unleashing innovation at CIMMYT

CIMMYT staff share lessons learned at UNLEASH innovation labs with colleagues Jennifer Johnson (first from right) and her team at UNLEASH 2018 work on solutions to improve nutrition for adolescent gir …


Nutritious vitamin A orange maize boosts health and livelihoods in Zimbabwe

Ashley Muzhange eats sadza with her family in rural Zimabwe. Her sadza is made with vitamin A orange maize, a variety improving the nutrition of children and families in the nation. Photo: Matthew O’L …


Breaking Ground: Gemma Molero sheds light on wheat photosynthesis

Despite the rising interest in advanced methods to discover useful genes for breeding in crops like wheat, the role of crop physiology research is now more important than ever, according to Gemma Mole …


Training manual greases the wheels for mechanization entrepreneurs

A new training manual launched today provides practical guidance for agricultural mechanization entrepreneurs in rural areas, where family farmers commonly lack capital to invest in the farm power.