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Helping Nepalese farmers adapt to climate change

Cornell University’s Linda McCandless describes some of the agricultural challenges Nepalese farmers face after the devastating 2015 earthquake


A woman for wheat: Maricelis Acevedo takes on new role

Maricelis Acevedo, newly appointed associate director for science for the Delivering Genetic Gain in Wheat project left her island home of Puerto Rico in 2003 to pursue a career as a pathologist and h …


Kenyan maize nutrition and safety get boost from Ancient Mexican technique

Modern nixtamalization technology could increase maize uses and offer Kenyans invaluable benefits.


How improved maize gives options to farmers

Improved seeds resilient to drought, disease and other stresses allow farming families to invest more in their livelihoods and children’s futures.


Tanzania seed company increases demand for drought-tolerant maize

Locally adapted marketing initiatives are successfully converting farmers to the high-performing, drought-tolerant maize variety Lubango in Tanzania.


Global wheat breeding returns billions in benefits but stable financing remains elusive

What do a chapati, a matza, or couscous have in common? The answer is wheat, which is a source for one-fifth of the calories and protein consumed globally.


CIMMYT kicks off 50th anniversary celebrations in southern Africa

CIMMYT’s Southern Africa regional office celebrated 50 years of agriculture research for development in Harare, Zimbabwe.


Iran tackles environmental challenges with new approach to cropping systems

Water shortages and decade long drought are mobilizing Iran find new approaches to agriculture.


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.