Global wheat community discusses research, partnerships at Obregon pilgrimage

For hundreds of international agricultural development experts, an annual gathering in northern Mexico provides a vital platform for sharing and debating the latest wheat breeding news and research.


Scientists aim to adapt wheat to a warmer climate with less water

Scientists battling to increase wheat production by more than 60 percent over the next 35 years to meet projected demand are optimistic that they have begun to unravel some genetic mysteries.


International Wheat Yield Partnership

In 2011, agriculture ministers from the Group of 20 nations committed to developing an international initiative to coordinate worldwide research efforts in wheat genetics, genomics, physiology, breedi …


Wheat scientists eye USDA $3.4 million in new funds to boost yields

Scientists involved in a major global initiative aimed at increasing wheat yields as much as 60 percent by 2050 get a boost from U.S. government announcement of new research funds.


Germplasm Research

The Genetic Resources Program manages CIMMYT’s gene bank — also known as a germplasm bank — the Seed Health Unit, Biometrics & Statistics Unit, and Data Management Unit. The program conserves, a …


Scientists to detail state of Ug99 food security threat at Sydney meeting

Wheat farmers are facing troubles on various fronts, particularly the threat of devastating disease.


Wheat Initiative launches its strategic research agenda

July 27, 2015 – Paris (France)- To meet the expected 60% raise in demand for wheat by 2050, coordination of research and significant investments are needed to increase wheat sustainable production glo …


Food Security

As staple foods, maize and wheat provide vital nutrients and health benefits, making up close to two-thirds of the world’s food energy intake, and contributing 55 to 70 percent of the total calories i …


CGIAR Research Program on WHEAT

WHEAT is part of an international, collaborative effort to raise the productivity of wheat farming systems, address the global threat of climate change, stem rust disease and help wheat farmers in dev …


CIMMYT Remembers Vital Legacy of Gender Specialist Paula Kantor

EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) – CIMMYT is sad to announce the tragic death of our friend and respected colleague, gender and development specialist Paula Kantor. Paula died on May 13, in the aftermath of …


Mexico meeting outlines scientific roadmap for increasing wheat yields

Mexico aims to boost domestic wheat production 9 percent by 2018, said a government official at a conference in Ciudad Obregon in the northern Mexican state of Sonora.


Mexico meeting outlines scientific roadmap for increasing wheat yields

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE A scientist inspects wheat at the CIMMYT research station in Ciudad Obregon, Mexico. CIMMYT/Julie Mollins CIUDAD OBREGON, Mexico (CIMMYT) – Mexico aims to boost its domestic whea …


Prioritize food security, not conflict, wheat scientist advises

Heat and drought are a major cause of wheat yield losses worldwide, problems that scientists predict will worsen due to climate change.


International Wheat Yield Partnership call for proposals

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  1st Call for Proposals Seeking breakthrough discoveries that will lead to large increases in wheat yields Read Press Release The International Wheat Yield Partnership (IWYP) is …


“A taste of the new CIMMYT”: DG shares vision with fund council

By Karen Willenbrecht/CIMMYT Dr. Thomas A. Lumpkin, CIMMYT director general, welcomed members of the CGIAR Fund Council to the El Batán campus on 9 May by promising them “a taste of the new CIMMYT.” T …


Borlaug Centennial celebrated with international summit

By Brenna Goth/CIMMYT More than 700 people from nearly 70 countries joined with some of the greatest minds in agriculture and food security during 25-28 March to recognize the legacy of Dr. Norman E. …


The Borlaug Summit on Wheat for Food Security: 28 March

By Brenna Goth/CIMMYT Check out the Storify recap here. Speakers addressed visions for the future of wheat and agriculture research and improvement during the final day of the Borlaug Summit on Wheat …