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Wheat rust poses food security risk for global poor, says DFID’s Priti Patel

International Wheat rust monitoring efforts are not only keeping the fast-spreading disease in check, but are deployed to manage other crop diseases, said a scientist attending a major scientific even …


Scientists meet in Mexico to revolutionize ways of “watching” experimental plants

200 world-class scientists from over 20 countries will gather in Mexico from December 13 to 15 for the 4th International Plant Phenotyping Symposium.


Advice for India’s rice-wheat farmers: Put aside the plow and save straw to fight pollution

Recent media reports show that the 19 million inhabitants of New Delhi are under siege from a noxious haze.


New Publications: Durum wheat is becoming more susceptible to rust globally

Leaf rust is increasingly impacting durum wheat production worldwide.


Wheat in the pouring rain: Climate-smart sowing method boosts yields in India

Farmers in the neighboring state of Bihar, India, sow wheat using zero tillage. Photo: CSISA/CIMMYT EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) – Zero tillage, the agricultural practice of sowing seed directly into unp …


“CIMMYT 50” delegates tackle obstacles to achieving global food security

From the field to the laboratory, new technology plays a major part in the international effort to develop seeds and cropping systems that will help achieve food security.


Iran and CIMMYT join forces to boost wheat farming productivity

MEDIA RELEASE Heat- and drought-tolerant varieties and improved practices will raise farmers’ incomes, offer more affordable food and reduce costly imports Wheat farm in Moghan, Caspian Region, northe …


5th International master class on soil born pathogens of wheat

The 5th International Master Class on Soil Borne Pathogens of Wheat was held in Eskisehir, Turkey, on 11-23 July 2016.


CIMMYT and partners set the pace in maize and wheat research in Africa

State-of-art research facilities leap Africa’s Agricultural potential through modern research.


CIMMYT receives collaboration award from the Yunnan provincial government

CIMMYT received a collaboration award recognizing contributions made to improving maize and wheat productivity, from the government in China’s Yunnan Province.


Emergency seed project brings relief to drought-affected farmers in Ethiopia

As Ethiopia struggles with its worst drought in 50 years, farmers pin their hopes on seed delivered through emergency seed projects.


HarvestPlus World Food Prize laureates benefit more than 10 million people

HarvestPlus director Howarth Bouis is one of four winners of the 2016 World Food Prize for research leading to a substantial increase in the availability of nutritious biofortified crops.


Smallholders in Rwanda and Zambia to enhance wheat productivity through new project

A new project aims to over double wheat production in target areas of Zambia and Rwanda to help smallholders meet rising demand and cope with high import costs.


Bhutan and Bangladesh join forces to combat threat of rust diseases

For the first time, Bhutan and Bangladesh are collaborating on evaluating Bangladeshi wheat lines for resistance to yellow and leaf rusts.


Seeding the future: Emergency support for drought-affected farmers in Ethiopia

The 2015-2016 El Niño has led to drought leaving 10.2 million people – more than 1 in 10 Ethiopians – in need of emergency food assistance.


From A to Z: Developing nutritious maize and wheat at CIMMYT for 50 years

Over the past 50 years, various research activities have been undertaken to boost protein quality and micronutrient levels in maize and wheat to help improve nutrition in poor communities.


Sustainable agriculture takes root in Karnataka, India

Nearly 150 scientists, researchers and extension agents attended a field training on conservation agriculture and mechanization for sustainable intensification.


Pakistani farming community nudged to improve agricultural productivity

AIP organized a one-day conference on “Agricultural Productivity Improvement through Nudging” in Pakistan


Annual meeting highlights adoption of conservation agriculture in Sichuan, China

CIMMYT is expanding conservation agricultural practices aimed at enhancing the productivity of labor, land and capital in China’s Sichuan Province.


CIMMYT delivers technology to public and private partners in Nepal

Farmers in Nepal are benefiting from the work done by the Cereal Systems Initiative of South Asia (CSISA).