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Smallholder farmers to gain from targeted CRISPR-Cas9 crop breeding

Gene editing technology could revolutionize the way scientists breed high-yielding drought, disease and pest resistant, high quality plant seeds, greatly reducing the time it currently takes to develo …


Wheat scientist receives Monsanto award for promising work on yield potential

A scientist whose work is projected to significantly increase wheat production for smallholder farmers around the world has won the 2017 Ted Crosbie MBBISP Impact Award presented by Monsanto.


New book highlights sustainable agriculture success story in Mexico

A new book from Columbia University Press offers social sector organizations a how-to guide on applying new and creative methods to solve complex problems.


New USAID seed and fertilizer initiative launched in Nepal

Nepal will benefit from a new project that will strengthen the country’s seed and fertilizer sectors, boost farmer income and increase the country’s food security.


First blast resistant, biofortified wheat variety released in Bangladesh

The first blast resistant wheat variety has been released in Bangladesh.


How a seed bank in Mexico produces data to help alleviate poverty

Scientist Kevin Pixley leads a project to catalogue 178,000 corn and wheat seeds at the CIMMYT seed bank near Mexico City.


Borlaug Dialogue delegates to discuss strategy for tackling Fall Armyworm menace in Africa

B.M. Prasanna at 2017 Borlaug Dialogue on expert panel to discuss the strategic approach for managing the pest menace in Africa.


Improved wheat helps reduce women’s workload in rural Afghanistan

New research shows improved wheat raises the quality of life for men and women across rural communities in Afghanistan.


Three technologies that are changing agriculture in Bangladesh

In agrarian countries like Bangladesh, agriculture can serve as a powerful driving force to raise family incomes and the nation’s entire economy.


New screening cycle for deadly MLN virus set to begin in Kenya

The maize lethal necrosis screening site in Kenya will begin its second screening cycle of 2017 at the end of October.