Posts Tagged ‘Brazil’

Farmer livelihoods at risk as wheat blast disease emerges in Bangladesh

May 15, 2016

International scientists are on high alert as they develop tactics to fight wheat blast in Bangladesh, which is affecting a large portion of the country’s wheat growing area.


HarvestPlus

December 1, 2015

HarvestPlus aims to reduce hidden hunger and provide micronutrients to billions of people directly through the staple foods that they eat. We use a novel process called biofortification to breed highe …


SIMLESA-Mozambique learns more about conservation agriculture technologies in Brazil

August 13, 2015

Three agriculturalists from the Sustainable Intensification of Maize-Legume Cropping Systems for Food Security in Eastern and Southern Africa (SIMLESA)–Mozambique made a training visit to Brazil on 3- …


Food security successes earn ‘sultan of wheat’ World Food Prize

November 13, 2014

Sanjaya Rajaram, 2014 World Food Prize laureate, is credited with producing 480 wheat varieties, leading to increased yields and food for more than 1 billion people a year.


Angola: shifting from landraces to improved maize varieties

May 2, 2014

By Florence Sipalla/CIMMYT CIMMYT, in partnership with the Instituto de Investigação Agronómica (IIA), the Angolan national agricultural research institute, is helping the country shift from using mai …


New postharvest storage technologies for Latin America

March 23, 2013

The 2nd Latin American Convention on Airtight Storage sponsored by the global company GrainPro, Inc was held during 1-2 March 2013 in Antigua, Guatemala. More than 50 participants from Brazil, Ecuador …


Representing CIMMYT at the ICAE in Brazil

September 11, 2012

A team of scientists from CIMMYT’s socioeconomics program participated in the 28th triennial International Conference of Agricultural Economists (ICAE) in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil, during 18-24 August 20 …


First international wheat blast meeting held in Brazil

May 17, 2010

Wheat blast or ‘brusone’ is a new wheat disease caused by M. oryzae (Pyricularia oryzae). It is responsible for 5-100% of wheat yield loss in regions of South America, and has the potential to spread. …