Posts Tagged ‘Australia’

Australia funds worldwide project to restrain wheat blast disease

June 30, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The grain in this blast-blighted wheat head has been turned to chaff (Photo: CKnight/ DGGW/ Cornell University) The wheat blast pathogen, which can move on air currents or ride i …


CSIRO and CIMMYT link on wheat phenomics, physiology and data

June 26, 2017

  Building on a more than 40-year-old partnership in crop modelling and physiology, a two-day workshop organized by CIMMYT and Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisa …


Global wheat community discusses research, partnerships at Obregon pilgrimage

April 14, 2016

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

April 11, 2016

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

March 28, 2016

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

October 20, 2015

  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

October 20, 2015

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

September 30, 2015

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

September 24, 2015

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”

September 22, 2015

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

September 21, 2015

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

September 21, 2015

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

September 18, 2015

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


CIMMYT scientists make a splash on Australian radio show

September 18, 2015

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

September 18, 2015

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

September 18, 2015

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

September 11, 2015

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

September 2, 2015

  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

June 1, 2015

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

September 25, 2014

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.