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Award recognizes agronomist Ram Malik for successes in India’s rice-wheat systems

Ram Kanwar Malik recognized for 30 years of improving India’s rice-wheat systems.


Millions of smallholders in Africa benefit from climate resilient drought-tolerant maize

At least 40 million smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa are profiting from more than 200 new drought-tolerant varieties of maize.


On Roman Robigalia Day, scientists size up battle against centuries-old wheat rust disease

For the Romans, the agricultural festival Robigalia celebrated each year on April 25 was dedicated to appeasing the rust god “Robigus,” known also as the goddess “Robigo.


Global wheat community discusses research, partnerships at Obregon pilgrimage

For hundreds of international agricultural development experts, an annual gathering in northern Mexico provides a vital platform for sharing and debating the latest wheat breeding news and research.


New Publications: Red root marker improves double haploid maize breeding

Improved marker identification discovered in new study by the MAIZE CGIAR Research Program .


Tackling challenges to cereal production through cross-crop collaborations

Cropping systems can become more resilient in the face of climate change through better coordination and standardization.


Will El Niño be a wake-up call to invest in food security solutions?

In southern Africa close to 50 million people are projected to be affected by droughts caused by the current El Niño, write CIMMYT scientists.


AIP Pakistan institutes surveys to enhance effective interventions

AIP meets to review progress and plan follow up surveys to address farmer demands and future challenges.


Global wheat breeding provides billions in benefits, CIMMYT study shows

Almost half the world’s wheat land is sown to varieties that come directly or indirectly from research by CGIAR scientists, according to a new report.


Combating malnutrition: a new zinc-rich variety of wheat

New high-zinc varieties of wheat can help improve diets in some parts of India, scientists V.K. Mishra, Ramash Chand and Arun Joshi write in The Indian Express newspaper.