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Q+A: Agricultural mechanization fuels opportunity for youth in rural Africa

Small-scale agricultural mechanization is showing signs it has the potential to fuel rural employment for youth in sub-Saharan Africa, according to researchers.


Breaking Ground: Hands on experience gives Carolina Camacho insight into farming best practices

Tending her own crops gives Carolina Camacho insights into the challenges farmers face that she could never have learned in a classroom.


Maize breeding on track for climate change in Africa, scientist urges bigger investments

With appropriate funding, maize yields can continue to increase in extreme heat and drought conditions, scientists say.


Breaking Ground: David Guerena transfers world-class science to smallholder farmers

David Guerena recently joined CIMMYT as soil scientist-systems agronomist, he leads soils/nutrient management activities in Nepal.


Turkey recognizes scientist for work on wheat and climate change data

Results of recent research into wheat landraces are so promising that the Turkish government has given a certificate of recognition to scientist Emel Ozer, who works with CIMMYT.


Closing the circle: Kanwarpal Dhugga works at CIMMYT

Growing up on a small farm in India’s northwest Punjab state, Kanwarpal Dhugga was a young boy when the first Green Revolution wheat varieties arrived in his village.


New maize hybrid shows resistance to stem borers in South Africa

Smallholder farmers in South Africa can now access and grow new maize varieties with transgenic resistance to stem borers, the most damaging insect pest of maize.


Obstacles to gender-smart fertilizer use hurt livelihoods, scientists say

Compiling gender-inclusive data could help scientists understand how to help improve nitrogen fertilizer application practices among smallholder farmers.


Bangladesh urges $500 million in funds to intensify surface water irrigation

Most current food security projections show that staple crop production must double by 2050 to keep up with global need, which will continue to expand.


Breaking Ground: Akhter Ali helps transform agriculture sector in Pakistan

Akhter Ali always knew he wanted to have an impact on the livelihoods of farmers in Pakistan.