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Genetically engineered crops safe to grow and eat, U.S. National Academy of Sciences concludes

GE crops are as safe to eat as conventionally bred crops and have benefited the environment and ecosystem diversity, according to a new study


CIMMYT, Mexico honor legacy of Norman Borlaug

To mark CIMMYT’s 50th anniversary, Mexico’s Secretariat of Agriculture launched a photo exhibition honoring Nobel Prize Laureate Norman Borlaug.


Improved maize fights drought in Malawi

As an El Niño-induced drought continues to devastate southern African food crops, CIMMYT promoted drought-tolerant maize to Malawian politicians.


Annual meeting highlights adoption of conservation agriculture in Sichuan, China

CIMMYT is expanding conservation agricultural practices aimed at enhancing the productivity of labor, land and capital in China’s Sichuan Province.


CIMMYT scientist to assume leadership role at the American Society of Agronomy

CIMMYT Principal Scientist Ortiz-Monasterio appointed as 2017 Global Agronomy Section Vice Chair of the American Society of Agronomy.


Everything you ever wanted to know about gluten — at CIMMYT

International wheat and gluten experts will gather in Mexico City for the 2018 13th International Gluten Workshop to discuss all aspects of the proteins found in wheat, rye, barley and triticale.


Maize: From Mexico to the world

For Mexicans, the “children of corn,” maize is entwined in life, history and tradition. It is not just a crop; it is central to their identity.


Harnessing maize biodiversity for food security, improved livelihoods in Africa

Diverse, stress tolerant maize varieties are benefiting smallholders throughout sub-Saharan Africa.


Farmer livelihoods at risk as wheat blast disease emerges in Bangladesh

International scientists are on high alert as they develop tactics to fight wheat blast in Bangladesh, which is affecting a large portion of the country’s wheat growing area.


Bayer collaboration promises new innovations for South Asia farms

CIMMYT and Bayer’s Crop Science team are looking for practical solutions to future climate-change related challenges in South Asian agriculture.