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Target for 10 million more climate-smart farmers in southern Africa amid rising cost of El Niño

Research centers, development agencies and governments must work together to respond to climate predictions before food crises develop, say two CIMMYT scientists.


World Food Prize presentation updates delegates on key contributions of MasAgro

Transforming subsistence agriculture and unsustainable farming systems into productive and sustainable operations has been the key focus of scientist Bram Govaerts, 2014 recipient of the Norman Borlau …


Tackle food insecurity with homegrown education, Food Prize delegates say

Africa must develop a strong educational infrastructure to address the challenges of poverty, malnutrition and food insecurity, said experts at the World Food Prize.


Pakistani farmers adopt new and improved agronomic techniques

The Agricultural Innovation Program Agronomy’s annual meeting was held in Islamabad, Pakistan, on 2-3 August 2016.


Rebuilding farmer livelihoods in earthquake-hit Nepal

CSISA’s Earthquake Recovery Support Program has helped more than 40,000 farmers in earthquake-hit areas of Nepal for over a year.


A leading NGO joins hands with CIMMYT-CCAFS to empower women farmers

NGO partnership brings new capacity building opportunities.


European Space Agency selects CIMMYT to pilot new remote sensing project

CIMMYT has been selected by the European Space Agency to have access to the pilot version of the Sen2-Agri processing system and receive training on its use.


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.


Farming Systems Intensification in South Asia

A workshop on farming systems analysis was held at Wageningen University (WUR), The Netherlands, on 5-7 July 2016.


Making Farming Profitable: Scaling Climate-Smart Agriculture through Business Model Innovations

To develop and scale innovative CSA business models at climate-smart village (CSV) sites in South Asia, a workshop was held at WUR on 4 July 2016.


New Publications: Land availability and smallholder development in Zambia

New publications from CIMMYT staff cover challenges in land availability in Zambia among other updates in maize and wheat.


New multi-crop zero-till planter boosts yields and farming efficiency in Pakistan

A new planter that promotes dry seeding of rice, saves water and increases planting efficiency is being used increasingly in Pakistan’s Punjab Province.


Building a sustainable future: A history of conservation agriculture in southern Africa

Since 2004, conservation agriculture has helped farmers in southern Africa maintain and boost yields, protect the environment and increase profits.


Launch of new geo-informatics tool

CIMMYT has launched the beta version of a geo-informatics technology that will help scientists forecast crop yields and identify other benefits to farmers.


Advanced course on conservation agriculture in Asia

Conservation agriculture is spreading across the globe and considered a harbinger for sustainable intensification of smallholder production systems.


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.


New Publications: Climate change’s impact on agriculture expected to have multi-sector effects

A new study predicts that climate change will have a large, secondary impacts on agricultural societies in sub-Saharan Africa.


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 scientist to assume leadership role at the American Society of Agronomy

CIMMYT Principal Scientist Ortiz-Monasterio appointed as 2017 Global Agronomy Section Vice Chair of the American Society of Agronomy.


Agriculture emissions guidelines could help meet new climate change targets, study shows

Agriculture sector should commit to specific greenhouse gas emissions targets to contribute to fight against global warming, researchers propose EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) – International scientists ha …