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CIMMYT renames lab to honor Evangelina Villegas, World Food Prize laureate

El BATAN, Mexico, (CIMMYT) – To celebrate and expand the legacy of the late Evangelina Villegas Moreno, a pioneering Mexican cereal chemist who won the 2000 World Food Prize for co-developing quality …


Sustainable agriculture for healthy forests

Agriculture is the second largest emitter of global greenhouse gas emissions and largest driver of deforestation, making the sector one of the top contributors to climate change and biodiversity loss.


Fall armyworm devastates crops in sub-Saharan Africa: A quick and coordinated regional response is required

The head of CIMMYT’s Global Maize Program highlights the potential impact of the fall armyworm pest and how CGIAR researchers are contributing to a quick and coordinated response across the Africa.


Moving zinc-enriched wheat into the mainstream

In an effort to stamp out hidden hunger, scientists are calling for support to make zinc-biofortification a core trait in the world’s largest wheat breeding program.


Breaking Ground: Crop simulation models help Balwinder Singh predict future challenges

Balwinder Singh uses crop simulation models to help smallholder farmers in South Asia prepare for future climates and unexpected challenges.


Q+A: Women in Triticum award provides development opportunities and support networks for women in agriculture

Margaret Krause, a doctoral candidate in Plant Breeding at Cornell University, became interested in science and nature at an early age.


Breaking Ground: Vijay Chaikam develops doubled haploid lines to accelerate maize breeding

Vijay Chaikam works as a scientist and manager at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center doubled haploid facility in Kiboko, Kenya.


Scaling up research for impact

As part of a German Development Cooperation effort to aid the scaling up of agricultural innovations, Lennart Woltering recently joined CIMMYT’s Sustainable Intensification Program.


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.