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At 50-year mark, CIMMYT scientists strive for gender equity

Efforts to meet agricultural needs of women farmers to bolster global food security took shape in CIMMYT’s early days.


Q+A: Ignore preconceptions, stake claim on science, CIMMYT’s Natalia Palacios tells women, girls

Discrimination in the science sector remains a significant challenge to achieving gender balance in education and professional research, said Natalia Palacios, a top maize researcher.


Q+A: How women and girls can succeed in science, according to CIMMYT’s Sarah Hearne

Gender balance is science is imperative to obtain the best results said CIMMYT scientist Sarah Hearne on the International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2016.


MasAgro named a project transforming Mexico by leading university

The Sustainable Modernization of Traditional Agriculture (MasAgro) project was named as transforming Mexico by a leading university in the country.


Researchers race to rescue wheat sample in war-torn Syria

With Syria torn apart by civil war, a team of scientists in Mexico and Morocco are rushing to save a vital sample of wheat’s ancient and massive genetic diversity, sealed in seed collections of an int …


Amidst intense drought, investment in scientific research is key

El Niño drought-related stress is triggering hunger and food insecurity. Investment in scientific research is key to combating such events.


Scientists share strategy at conference to halt migratory wheat disease

Wheat scientists visit Washington to receive honor, detail research successes at American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting.


Inaugural Paula Kantor Award recognizes work on agriculture, gender, improved diets

Post-doctoral fellow Soumya Gupta is the winner of the inaugural Paula Kantor Award for Excellence in Field Research, the International Centre for Research on Women announces.


Conservation agriculture expert at Oxford Farming Conference

Bram Govaerts, strategic leader for Sustainable Intensification in Latin America and Latin America representative at CIMMYT makes keynote speech at Oxford Farming Conference.


Wheat scientists eye USDA $3.4 million in new funds to boost yields

Scientists involved in a major global initiative aimed at increasing wheat yields as much as 60 percent by 2050 get a boost from U.S. government announcement of new research funds.