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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.


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 .