Posts Tagged ‘global’

Wheat rust poses food security risk for global poor, says DFID’s Priti Patel

International Wheat rust monitoring efforts are not only keeping the fast-spreading disease in check, but are deployed to manage other crop diseases, said a scientist attending a major scientific even …


Healthy soils for a healthy, food secure future

Humanity relies on soils not only for food production but also for a range of vital ecosystem services, its health is essential to a healthy and food secure future.


World Food Prize presentation updates delegates on key contributions of MasAgro

Transforming subsistence agriculture and unsustainable farming systems into productive and sustainable operations has been the key focus of scientist Bram Govaerts, 2014 recipient of the Norman Borlau …


Gazing into the crystal ball at the future of food: Nutrient-dense maize and wheat

Diversity is important for finding traits that will allow maize and wheat to be more nutritious than they are already today and so aid in meeting the demands of the future, writes Gideon Kruseman, CIM …


Tackle food insecurity with homegrown education, Food Prize delegates say

Africa must develop a strong educational infrastructure to address the challenges of poverty, malnutrition and food insecurity, said experts at the World Food Prize.


Wheat training foundation offers hope to end rural poverty

In her youth, Tunisian Manel Othmeni developed an interest in interacting with plants, a fascination that later grew into a passion for wheat research.


Private sector seed distribution vital for food security, World Food Prize delegates say

Public-private collaborations can deliver improved seeds to smallholder farmers faster, speeding up global efforts to meet food security targets.


“Invisible women” hold key to food security – ex-WFP chief Catherine Bertini

Despite the large numbers of women working on farms, their voices are not heard by international development policymakers, handicapping global efforts to achieve food security, Catherine Bertini says.


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.


Agriculture emissions guidelines could help meet new climate change targets, study shows

Agriculture sector should commit to specific greenhouse gas emissions targets to contribute to fight against global warming, researchers propose EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) – International scientists ha …


A woman for wheat: Maricelis Acevedo takes on new role

Maricelis Acevedo, newly appointed associate director for science for the Delivering Genetic Gain in Wheat project left her island home of Puerto Rico in 2003 to pursue a career as a pathologist and h …


Global wheat breeding returns billions in benefits but stable financing remains elusive

What do a chapati, a matza, or couscous have in common? The answer is wheat, which is a source for one-fifth of the calories and protein consumed globally.


On Roman Robigalia Day, scientists size up battle against centuries-old wheat rust disease

For the Romans, the agricultural festival Robigalia celebrated each year on April 25 was dedicated to appeasing the rust god “Robigus,” known also as the goddess “Robigo.


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 …


Will El Niño be a wake-up call to invest in food security solutions?

In southern Africa close to 50 million people are projected to be affected by droughts caused by the current El Niño, write CIMMYT scientists.


Global wheat breeding provides billions in benefits, CIMMYT study shows

Almost half the world’s wheat land is sown to varieties that come directly or indirectly from research by CGIAR scientists, according to a new report.


Global wheat breeding provides billions in benefits, CIMMYT study shows

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) — Almost half the world’s wheat land is sown to varieties that come directly or indirectly from research by a longstanding, global network of crop scien …


Keeping virulent wheat diseases in check amid pressures of climate change

Delivering Genetic Gain in Wheat is a new project that aims to mitigate climate change threats to wheat and develop disease-resistant and heat-tolerant varieties, writes Cornell’s Ronnie Coffman.


GENNOVATE

GENNOVATE is a global comparative research initiative which addresses the question of how gender norms influence men, women and youth to adopt innovation in agriculture and natural resource management …


MasAgro Wheat

MasAgro Wheat, a component of CIMMYT’s Sustainable Modernization of Traditional Agriculture program, conducts research on wheat genetics and physiology to improve plant structure, increase the resilie …