Latest News

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.


Keeping virulent wheat diseases in check amid pressures of climate change

Delivering Genetic Gain in Wheat is a new project that aims to mitigate climate change threats to wheat and develop disease-resistant and heat-tolerant varieties, writes Cornell’s Ronnie Coffman.


Cereal systems in South Asia show diverse benefits of conservation agriculture

Conservation agriculture practices are climate-smart, helping farmers adapt to climate change while minimizing greenhouse gas emissions, researchers say.


Scientists aim to adapt wheat to a warmer climate with less water

Scientists battling to increase wheat production by more than 60 percent over the next 35 years to meet projected demand are optimistic that they have begun to unravel some genetic mysteries.


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.