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Breaking Ground: Good data management key in fight against food insecurity, says Carolina Rivera

Breaking Ground is a regular series featuring staff at CIMMYT EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) — Over the next 50 years, the world’s population is set to be more than 9 billion. To feed this amount of peopl …


Ag women speak out for International Day of Girls and Women in Science

To celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science, CIMMYT asked women involved in agricultural science to share their views on what they would like to see change.


Deadly strain of wheat stem rust disease surfaces in Europe

Scientists have shown that the first appearance of wheat stem rust disease in the U.K. in nearly 60 years, which occurred in 2013, was caused by the same virulent fungal strain responsible for recent …


New technical guide to help farmers protect against fall armyworm

Nairobi, Kenya (CIMMYT) – A new comprehensive integrated pest management (IPM)-based technical guide produced by international experts will help scientists, extension agents and farmers to tackle the …


CIMMYT research publications sow seeds in academic world

CIMMYT scientists produce a lot more than just improved maize and wheat varieties.


Are you a Wizard or Prophet? New book highlights our relationship with nature and humanity’s future

“The Wizard and the Prophet” looks at the world’s most threatening challenges to food security.


Emergency seed fuels quick farm recovery in drought-affected Ethiopia

In response to Ethiopia’s worst drought in 50 years and a critical shortage of seed in 2016, CIMMYT and partners delivered over 3,400 tons of high quality seed to farmers.


Innovation leads South Asia’s new Green Revolution

Leaders from across South Asia recently called for increased investment in conservation agriculture to protect future food systems across the region.


Facing the fall armyworm threat

In a new blog published by Farming First, B.M. Prasanna discusses overcoming a pest that has been ravaging fields in Africa.


Ethiopian farmers profit from scaled-up, fast-track production of disease resistant wheat seed

More than 75,000 small-scale wheat farmers in Ethiopia’s 4 major wheat-growing regions gain access to a vital asset—over 400 tons of seed of new, disease resistant wheat varieties.