Posts Tagged ‘BirthdayBlog’

Building a sustainable future: A history of conservation agriculture in southern Africa

Since 2004, conservation agriculture has helped farmers in southern Africa maintain and boost yields, protect the environment and increase profits.


From A to Z: Developing nutritious maize and wheat at CIMMYT for 50 years

Over the past 50 years, various research activities have been undertaken to boost protein quality and micronutrient levels in maize and wheat to help improve nutrition in poor communities.


Drought tolerant maize: Long-run science, investments, and partnerships pay off in Africa

Before climate change became a hot topic, the U.N. Development Programme provided funding for an international team of scientists in Mexico to find a better way to breed resilient maize for farmers in …


At 50-year mark, CIMMYT scientists strive for gender equity

Efforts to meet agricultural needs of women farmers to bolster global food security took shape in CIMMYT’s early days.


From east Asia to south Asia, via Mexico: how one gene changed the course of history

The story of how Japanese wheat variety Norin 10 saved millions from starvation and revolutionized the world of wheat.