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Wheat physiology research in Turkey and Iran makes immediate impact in farmers’ fields

Due to some recent discoveries about wheat in Turkey and Iran, scientists are optimistic that they can help smallholder farmers combat hardship and sustain their livelihoods.


New online portal offers information to curb maize lethal necrosis in Africa

The new maize lethal necrosis online portal provides up-to-date information and surveillance tools to help researchers control and stop the spread of the deadly disease.


Zero till climate-smart wheat-rice-bean crop rotations in India curb emissions

Zero tillage with residue retention techniques in rice-wheat-mung bean crop rotations result in the lowest global warming potential, a study on sustainable intensification in India shows.


New funding focus on agricultural research key to achieve global development goals

Food and agriculture have the potential to be major drivers in helping achieve the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, but are currently underutilized, say experts.


Breaking Ground: Dagne Wegary at a busy intersection on the maize value chain

As a maize seed system specialist, Dagne Wegary works at the nexus between breeding science and actual delivery of improved seed to farmers.


Breaking Ground: Mainassara Zaman-Allah uses remote sensing to expedite phenotyping

Mainassara Zaman-Allah uses new technologies to speed up the collection of plant information for breeding.


CIMMYT sends largest ever seed shipment to revitalize agriculture in Haiti

CIMMYT will send 150 tons of renewed, improved maize seed to Haiti, the largest seed shipment to any country in the organization’s history.


Farmers in Pakistan benefit from new zinc-enriched high-yielding wheat

Farmers in Pakistan are eagerly adopting a nutrient-enhanced wheat variety offering improved food security, higher incomes, health benefits and a delicious taste.


New planters promote environmentally-friendly farming in Pakistan

Farmers and research partners are praising innovative, locally manufactured farm implements that support conservation agriculture in rice-wheat farming rotation in Pakistan.


Breaking Ground: More data on gender roles key for a food secure world, says Anya Umantseva

Social inequality, including gender discrimination, hinders the potential for economic development, a key focus of the agriculture for development community.