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First blast resistant, biofortified wheat variety released in Bangladesh

The first blast resistant wheat variety has been released in Bangladesh.


How a seed bank in Mexico produces data to help alleviate poverty

Scientist Kevin Pixley leads a project to catalogue 178,000 corn and wheat seeds at the CIMMYT seed bank near Mexico City.


Borlaug Dialogue delegates to discuss strategy for tackling Fall Armyworm menace in Africa

B.M. Prasanna at 2017 Borlaug Dialogue on expert panel to discuss the strategic approach for managing the pest menace in Africa.


Improved wheat helps reduce women’s workload in rural Afghanistan

New research shows improved wheat raises the quality of life for men and women across rural communities in Afghanistan.


Three technologies that are changing agriculture in Bangladesh

In agrarian countries like Bangladesh, agriculture can serve as a powerful driving force to raise family incomes and the nation’s entire economy.


New screening cycle for deadly MLN virus set to begin in Kenya

The maize lethal necrosis screening site in Kenya will begin its second screening cycle of 2017 at the end of October.


Asian scientists join cross-continental training to restrain wheat blast disease

Nine South Asia wheat researchers recently visited the Americas for training on measures to control a deadly and mysterious wheat blast disease.


Drought tolerant maize provides extra 9 months of food for farming families

A new study shows that drought tolerant maize varieties can provide farming families in Zimbabwe an extra 9 months of food at no additional cost.


Yemen identified as “stepping stone” to wheat stem rust’s global spread

New research reveals the most likely routes for the spread of new wheat stem rust strains.


Message from International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center after 7.1 Mexico earthquake

Although the full impact of the earthquake is unknown at this time, CIMMYT would like to express condolences to all those affected throughout the country.