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New publications: Germplasm bank accessions add value to elite wheat lines

September 13, 2018

For the first time ever, a research team of more than 40 scientists has genetically characterized values of exotics in hexaploid wheat. CIMMYT scientists, together with partners in Demark, India, Mexi …


Winners of third Cargill-CIMMYT Award increase food production in Mexico

July 25, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EL BATAN, MEXICO – Cargill Mexico and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) announced the winners of the third Cargill-CIMMYT Food Security and Sustainabi …


The most important award is the one farmers give: Bram Govaerts

May 25, 2018

Bram Govaerts with the members of the Río Fuerte Sur Farmer Association (AARFS) Management Committee. Photo: José Saucedo. On the 14th of May, the Río Fuerte Sur Farmers’ Association (Asociación de Ag …


Mexico and CIMMYT share a common vision for sustainable food production

May 9, 2018

Mexico’s Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) is committed to provide Mexican farmers with the best possible seed and technical support, according to …


New Publications: Precision agriculture for smallholder farmers

April 5, 2018

A new study tests a stepping-stone for small-scale precision agriculture fertilizer application.


Field trial design workshop for smallholder farmers who grow maize landraces

March 20, 2018

As part of the efforts of the Sustainable Modernization of Traditional Agriculture program aimed at improving food security based on maize landraces in marginal areas of the state of Oaxaca, Mexico


New book highlights sustainable agriculture success story in Mexico

October 25, 2017

A new book from Columbia University Press offers social sector organizations a how-to guide on applying new and creative methods to solve complex problems.


New Publications: Using networks to disseminate agricultural innovations

October 12, 2017

A new study examines how networks help spread new technologies and innovations in agriculture.


Public policy and Borlaug’s final instruction: take it to the farmer

September 14, 2017

In a blog published by the World Food Prize, Bram Govaerts discusses the need for integration between research and decision-making at all levels including the public policy levels.


CIMMYT sends largest ever seed shipment to revitalize agriculture in Haiti

June 28, 2017

CIMMYT will send 150 tons of renewed, improved maize seed to Haiti, the largest seed shipment to any country in the organization’s history.


Sustainable agriculture for healthy forests

June 5, 2017

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.


Breaking Ground: Hands on experience gives Carolina Camacho insight into farming best practices

April 26, 2017

Tending her own crops gives Carolina Camacho insights into the challenges farmers face that she could never have learned in a classroom.


Breaking Ground: Cesar Petroli on data-driven use of maize genetic diversity

February 15, 2017

Access to genetic data can revolutionize research partnerships and lead to major benefits for crop breeders aiming to help smallholder farmers boost yields, says geneticist Cesar Petroli.


Study reveals diversity “blueprint” to help maize crops adapt to changing climates

February 6, 2017

Scientists unlock evolutionary secrets of landraces through a study of allelic diversity, revealing more about the genetic basis of flowering time and how maize adapts to variable environments.


Study reveals diversity “blueprint” to help maize crops adapt to changing climates

February 6, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) – Scientists have unlocked evolutionary secrets of landraces through an unprecedented study of allelic diversity, revealing more about the genetic basis …


Maize seed and training aim to reduce aid dependency in Haiti

December 6, 2016

The Haiti Mayi project aims to kick-start a local seed sector, keep famine at bay, end dependence on international aid and reduce imports.


Cutting-edge tools promote conservation, use of biodiversity

December 4, 2016

CIMMYT scientists will present at the COP 13 conference on a new collection of tools and resources that could revolutionize maize breeding and promote genetic diversity conservation.


Sustainable agriculture poised to save Mayan rainforests from deforestation

November 21, 2016

Sustainable farming practices allow smallholder farmers to improve maize yields while reducing deforestation in Mexico, report finds.


World Food Prize presentation updates delegates on key contributions of MasAgro

October 27, 2016

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 …


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

October 3, 2016

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.