Posts Tagged ‘Australia’

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.


CIMMYT scientist R.K. Malik wins Crawford Fund’s Derek Tribe Award

R.K. Malik, senior agronomist with the Sustainable Intensification Program at CIMMYT, is winner of the 2015 Crawford Fund Derek Tribe Award. CIMMYT/handout El BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) — R. K. Malik, a …


Delivering Genetic Gain in Wheat

Climate-change-induced heat stress and disease pathogens migrating across borders threaten the world’s wheat supply and food security in Africa and the Middle East. Building on the Durable Rust Resist …


Value of CGIAR wheat estimated at up to $3.8 billion a year, research shows

  SYDNEY, Australia (CIMMYT) – About 70 percent of spring bread and durum wheat varieties released globally over the 20-year period between 1994 and 2014 were bred or are derived from wheat lines …


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.


Martin Kropff at 9th International Wheat Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  SYDNEY, Australia, Sept 25 (CIMMYT) – Despite the tremendous strides made in agricultural research since the Green Revolution, global food production must still double by 2050 i …


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.


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.


CIMMYT scientists make a splash on Australian radio show

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation broadcast its “Country Hour” program live from the International Wheat Conference at the Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney. The program features 2014 World Food Priz …


CIMMYT scientists make a splash on Australian radio show

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation broadcast its “Country Hour” program live from the International Wheat Conference at the Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney. The program features 2014 World Food Priz …


Replacing gender myths and assumptions with knowledge

If we are to be truly successful in improving the lives of farmers and consumers in the developing world, we need to base our interventions on the best evidence available.


Value of CGIAR wheat estimated at up to $3.8 billion a year, research shows

Wheat bred by the CGIAR consortium of agricultural researchers has a huge global reach.


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

  SYDNEY, Australia (CIMMYT) — Australian wheat farmers are facing troubles on various fronts, including low market prices, export competition from Black Sea countries, potential weather difficulties …


Australian visit to CIMMYT-Turkey strengthens decades-long collaboration

The CIMMYT Australia ICARDA Germplasm Evaluation Project (CAIGE) organized a visit for Australian breeders to Turkey during 19 April-3 May. Participants learned about the germplasm evaluation and sele …


Will yield increases continue to feed the world? The case for wheat

Wheat, being produced equally in developing and developed countries, is the top global source of calories and the top traded food grain, a position it is unlikely to lose.


Australian wheat breeders’ relationship with Mexico spans more than 40 years

In Australia, over 90 percent of local wheat varieties can be traced back to CIMMYT varieties, reports Kim Honan in a 17 September article on ABC’s Rural website.


Precision farming down under at the national centre for engineering in agriculture

In late June, while the great majority of the conservation agriculture community converged on Winnipeg, Canada, in the Northern Hemisphere, Dr. Francelino Rodrigues, a CIMMYT post-doctoral fellow in p …