• Home
  • Regions: asia-pacific

A Chat With: DuPont Pioneer president points to technology to boost yields

Data and predictive analytics can help seeds reach their full yield by providing farmers with information and management advice, said DuPont Pioneer President Peter Shickler.


CIMMYT must reboot its long-term agricultural strategy to meet new challenges

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON, D.C., 19 SEPT 2016 — Credited with saving hundreds of million from hunger in the post-World War II era, global agricultural research organizations such as the Inter …


New Publications: Will we be able to do enough to mitigate agriculture’s impact on global warming?

Agricultural mitigation strategies likely to fall short of recommended temperature caps for global warming.


A Chat With: IPNI Director Shamie Zingore — boosting smallholder agriculture in Africa

Effective partnerships between research, public and private sector institutions are the key to unlock the potential of smallholder agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa says IPNI director.


A Chat With: Mark Lynas – sustainable agriculture key to food security amid climate change

Sustainable agricultural practices are key to feeding the global population in the face of climate change said Environmentalist Mark Lynas.


New Publications: Study reveals new insights about machinery adoption in Bangladesh

In this list of recent publications, we discuss new ways how development practitioners and policy makers can approach machinery adoption in Bangladesh.


New Publications: Advances in breeding for future climates

New advances in heat-tolerant wheat in South Asia and how physiological breeding can help increase yields.


Genetically engineered crops safe to grow and eat, U.S. National Academy of Sciences concludes

GE crops are as safe to eat as conventionally bred crops and have benefited the environment and ecosystem diversity, according to a new study


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.


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.


New Publications: Red root marker improves double haploid maize breeding

Improved marker identification discovered in new study by the MAIZE CGIAR Research Program .


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 …


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.


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.


Global conference underscores complex socio-economic role of wheat

A recent gathering of more than 600 scientists highlighted the complexity of wheat as a crop and emphasized the key role wheat research plays in ensuring global food security.


Tackling wheat rust diseases requires $108 million a year, study shows

Despite efforts to develop wheat resistant to stem, stripe and leaf rusts, the diseases will continue to thwart scientists, making ongoing funding vital, a top economist has said.


Women in Triticum award winners reflect “diversity and talent”

Women who show significant leadership potential receive the Women of Triticum Award at the Borlaug Global Rust Initiative Conference.


Statistical support for the Turkish wheat community

The soilborne pathogens (SBP) program at CIMMYT-Turkey, a Grain Research Development Corporation (GRDC) funded project, hosted two biometricians from the GRDC project Statistics for the Australian Gra …


Why GM wheat may be the key to stave off world hunger

Unless global policymakers redouble their efforts to properly support a strategy to ensure a future food supply, the current hunger crisis threatens only to get worse.