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Gene bank crowdfunding campaign gains traction with commercial seed industry

EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) – A pledge of $10,000 by international plant breeding company KWS has given a big boost to an online crowdfunding initiative aiming to help maintain the world’s largest maize …


Gene bank crowdfunding campaign gains traction with commercial seed industry

A pledge of $10,000 by international plant breeding company KWS has given a big boost to an online crowdfunding initiative aiming to help maintain the world’s largest maize and wheat germplasm bank.


New generation of hunger fighters needed, says Julie Borlaug at CIMMYT 50th anniversary

Encourage youth willing to become “hunger fighters” to take up the challenges of farming despite erratic weather caused by climate change, drought, dwindling water supplies and nutrient-depleted soil.


Celebrating 50 years of collaboration: CIMMYT in the Mexican senate

Mexico City, Mexico (CIMMYT) — In recognition of the contributions the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center has made to agriculture and food security in Mexico and the world, a symposium w …


CIMMYT museum highlights cultural aspects of maize and wheat

A new museum in Mexico provides historical background and context for scientific research into maize and wheat, emphasizing agricultural achievements in the developing world.


CIMMYT museum highlights cultural aspects of maize and wheat

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CIMMYT’s new museum highlights the past, present and future of maize and wheat research. Photo: S. Storr/CIMMYT EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) – A new museum in Mexico provides histor …


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.


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.


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.


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.


GMO advocate Mark Lynas at CIMMYT 50th anniversary conference

MEDIA ADVISORY EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) — British environmental writer and  campaigner Mark Lynas will deliver a keynote address about the GMO controversy at CIMMYT’s 50th Anniversary conference in …


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.


Syngenta-CIMMYT collaboration on helping smallholders stay safe

Javier Valdes, country head at Syngenta Mexico, talks about collaboration with CIMMYT.


A Chat With: U.S. nutritionist Julie Miller Jones speaks out about GE crops

Leading nutritionist sets out to educate the general public on the benefits of genetically modified crops.


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.


Ancient maize varieties provide modern solution to tar spot complex

In southern Mexico and Central America a fungal maize disease known as tar spot complex is decimating yields, threatening local food security and livelihoods.


CIMMYT releases 2015 annual report: Building resilience to risk

MEDIA ADVISORY  EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) — The 2015 Annual Report from the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) documents a remarkable year of scientific innovations that respon …


Learning from 8,000 people to integrate gender into agricultural research

It is often a mystery why a new agricultural technology or practice can be successful in one community yet fail to have the desired effect in another.