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CIMMYT promotes gender awareness in agriculture research and development in Ethiopia

Gender awareness and gender-sensitive approaches are slowly spreading into agricultural research, extension, and policy in Ethiopia, according to industry experts.


Overcoming gender gaps in rural mechanization

A new publication details current gender gaps in rural mechanization in Bangladesh, and outlines plans to overcome these challenges.


New guides help agricultural scientists think gender in research design

A new set of resources has been released to aid agricultural researchers in integrating gender sensitivities into their research for development projects.


First zinc maize variety launched to reduce malnutrition in Colombia

A new CIMMYT developed zinc-enriched maize variety was released in Colombia to help combat malnutrition in South America.


Seed savers celebrate “Doomsday Vault” tenth anniversary

CIMMYT’s Maize Germplasm Bank has its entire collection backed up in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. Photo: CIMMYT archives EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) — The “Doomsday Vault,” that safeguards fall-back …


Breaking Ground: Good data management key in fight against food insecurity, says Carolina Rivera

Breaking Ground is a regular series featuring staff at CIMMYT EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) — Over the next 50 years, the world’s population is set to be more than 9 billion. To feed this amount of peopl …


Ag women speak out for International Day of Girls and Women in Science

To celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science, CIMMYT asked women involved in agricultural science to share their views on what they would like to see change.


Deadly strain of wheat stem rust disease surfaces in Europe

Scientists have shown that the first appearance of wheat stem rust disease in the U.K. in nearly 60 years, which occurred in 2013, was caused by the same virulent fungal strain responsible for recent …


New technical guide to help farmers protect against fall armyworm

Nairobi, Kenya (CIMMYT) – A new comprehensive integrated pest management (IPM)-based technical guide produced by international experts will help scientists, extension agents and farmers to tackle the …


CIMMYT research publications sow seeds in academic world

CIMMYT scientists produce a lot more than just improved maize and wheat varieties.