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High-level meeting to set climate services agenda for South and Southeast Asia

Leaders from across South and South East Asia will gather next week to exchange ideas and strategies on how to support agricultural climate services in the region.


Breaking Ground: Francelino Rodrigues on high-tech farming

Francelino Rodrigues’ expertise in precision agriculture brings a high-tech element to CIMMYT’s field trials.


Why development needs innovation

“Innovation” may be just another development buzzword, but adopting the principles behind it is crucial if organizations hope to attract funding and achieve lasting impact.


New evidence shows forests help reduce malnutrition

Living near forests can help locals increase their dietary diversity, and combat hidden hunger.


Study reveals new opportunities to cut greenhouse gas emissions in India

India is one of the world’s largest contributors to global warming, but simple changes in farm management can drastically cut emissions while meeting food demand.


Zimbabwe enacts new strategy in fall armyworm fight

The fall armyworm has since caused significant damage on over 280,000 hectares of maize in Africa since 2015. Zimbabwe established a fall armyworm working group in July this year to bring all stakehol …


Next generation hunger fighters call education key to a food secure future

Two Borlaug-Ruan interns at CIMMYT share their opinions about battling food insecurity.


Breaking Ground: Scientist L.M. Suresh uses new technology to fight maize lethal necrosis disease in eastern Africa

Maize lethal necrosis (MLN) disease is putting maize production at risk in eastern Africa, escalating food insecurity in the region.


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.