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Beating the odds: Indigenous female scientist gets Mexico’s National Youth Award

CIMMYT PhD fellow Tania Martínez receives Mexican National Youth Award for her outstanding performance in academic achievement.


Sustainable agricultural technologies: A sure pathway for improving African smallholder farmers’ nutrition and food security

A four-year project concludes with rich evidence that will enable policy makers to support adoption of innovative agricultural technologies by smallholder farmers in Africa Angeline Odero in her maize …


New Publications: Maize Lethal Necrosis survey reveals farmer impact, future needs

A new study reveals the need for continued development of maize varieities resistant to MLN and strengthening farmer resilience.


Global wheat breeding provides billions in benefits, CIMMYT study shows

Almost half the world’s wheat land is sown to varieties that come directly or indirectly from research by CGIAR scientists, according to a new report.


Global wheat breeding provides billions in benefits, CIMMYT study shows

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) — Almost half the world’s wheat land is sown to varieties that come directly or indirectly from research by a longstanding, global network of crop scien …


MasAgro Maize

MasAgro Maize, a component of CIMMYT’s Sustainable Modernization of Traditional Agriculture project, promotes the sustainable development of both maize grain and seed producers by breeding maize hybri …


INFOGRAPHIC: Reducing the gender gap in agriculture

To mark International Women’s Day 2016, CIMMYT created an infographic to highlight the importance of reducing the gender gap in agriculture.


Moving beyond agriculture’s gender status quo

We have to commit to also include women and others who were largely overlooked in agriculture in the past.


CIMMYT marks 50 years of innovation in agricultural science for development

CIMMYT will celebrate its 50th anniversary during a three-day event from September 27 to 29, 2016, at headquarters in El Batán, near México City.


CIMMYT team wins CCAFS recognition

On 29 April, CIMMYT had a double reason to celebrate, picking up the award for “Best gender paper” and “Best science paper” (along with Bioversity), at the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Ag …


Balancing economy and ecology: agriculture vs. nature

Reconciliation of the right to develop and environmental protection must move beyond global dialogue and be put into practice.


Agriculture can help the world meet climate change emission targets

Climate-smart agriculture could be the solution for farmers to both cope with the impacts of climate change and reduce emissions.


New findings on gender gap in conservation agriculture

Interview with Clare Stirling, co-author of a new paper, reveals almost no conservation agriculture studies consider gender and gender relations as a factor that may explain low adoption rates.


Big data for development research

Both private and public sector research organizations must adopt data management strategies that keep up with the advent of big data if we hope to effectively and accurately conduct research.


Yield gap analysis key to meeting future crop demand

The Global Yield Gap Atlas (GYGA) can help identify where major crop yields are not increasing fast enough to meet demand on existing farmland, and how farmers might close those gaps.


Value of CGIAR wheat estimated at up to $3.8 billion a year, research shows

  SYDNEY, Australia (CIMMYT) – About 70 percent of spring bread and durum wheat varieties released globally over the 20-year period between 1994 and 2014 were bred or are derived from wheat lines …


New cookbook features your favorite maize and wheat recipes

Crowd-sourced “A Grain a Day” cookbook released to coincide with World Food Day highlights significant role maize and wheat play in the human diet.


RISING Voices interviews Frédéric Baudron

Africa RISING interviews Frédéric Baudron, systems agronomist at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) in Ethiopia.


Policies, Institutions and Markets (PIM)

Poverty and hunger are enormous problems. Nearly 1 billion people in the world go hungry, and more than 1 billion live on just $1.25 a day. Seventy-five percent of the poor live in rural areas, and th …


Sustainable Intensification of Maize-Legume Systems for Food Security in Eastern and Southern Africa

The Sustainable Intensification of Maize-Legume Systems for Food Security in East Asia (SIMLESA) program is a collaboration between the national agricultural systems of Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozamb …