Posts Tagged ‘global’

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

April 18, 2016

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

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 …


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

April 8, 2016

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

April 5, 2016

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

April 5, 2016

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

April 1, 2016

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

March 16, 2016

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

March 16, 2016

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 …


International Wheat Yield Partnership

February 17, 2016

In 2011, agriculture ministers from the Group of 20 nations committed to developing an international initiative to coordinate worldwide research efforts in wheat genetics, genomics, physiology, breedi …


Is the next food crisis coming? Are we ready to respond?

January 3, 2016

One of the strongest El Niños on record is underway, threatening millions of agricultural livelihoods – and lives.


CIMMYT marks 50 years of innovation in agricultural science for development

January 1, 2016

CIMMYT will celebrate its 50th anniversary during a three-day event from September 27 to 29, 2016, at headquarters in El Batán, near México City.


Wheat scientists eye USDA $3.4 million in new funds to boost yields

December 21, 2015

Scientists involved in a major global initiative aimed at increasing wheat yields as much as 60 percent by 2050 get a boost from U.S. government announcement of new research funds.


Agriculture can help the world meet climate change emission targets

December 11, 2015

Climate-smart agriculture could be the solution for farmers to both cope with the impacts of climate change and reduce emissions.


Paula Kantor Award nominees must show gender research success in India

November 12, 2015

A new award recognizes contributions to the livelihoods and economic empowerment of women made by a former giant in the field of international gender research.


Big data for development research

October 27, 2015

Both private and public sector research organizations must adopt data management strategies that keep up with the advent of big data if we hope to effectively and accurately conduct research.


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 …


New cookbook features your favorite maize and wheat recipes

October 14, 2015

Crowd-sourced “A Grain a Day” cookbook released to coincide with World Food Day highlights significant role maize and wheat play in the human diet.


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.


Wheat scientists urge funding boost after UK-U.S. food security report

August 21, 2015

Food shortages will escalate due to climate-change related production shocks and the international community must prepare to respond to price increases and social unrest.


SUPER WOMAN: Jessica Rutkoski conquers math demons, finds success as wheat breeder

May 29, 2015

In high school, Jessica Rutkoski was similar to many girls who suffer from the tedium and complexity of high school arithmetic – she avoided it.