Posts Tagged ‘global’

On World Water Day, photos show role water plays in food security

March 19, 2015

Water plays a vital role in irrigation and food production, accounting for 70 percent of global freshwater withdrawals, according to U.N. Water.


Maize and wheat “super” Women’s Day campaign highlights diversity

March 2, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EL BATAN, Mexico – A social media crowdsourcing campaign initiated to celebrate the achievements of women has led to more than a dozen published blog story contributions about wo …


Maize and wheat “super” Women’s Day campaign highlights diversity

March 2, 2015

A social media campaign initiated to celebrate the achievements of women has led to more than a dozen published blog story contributions about women in the maize and wheat sectors.


International Wheat Yield Partnership call for proposals

January 10, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  1st Call for Proposals Seeking breakthrough discoveries that will lead to large increases in wheat yields Read Press Release The International Wheat Yield Partnership (IWYP) is …


Of wheat, weight, gluten and food intolerances

October 28, 2014

A popular dietary trend involves the elimination of wheat- and gluten-containing foods inspired in part by the book “Wheat Belly” written by cardiologist William Davis.


Celebrate World Food Day with CIMMYT and FAO

October 16, 2014

  Download Press Release (116.68 kB) El Batan, Mexico, 15 October 2014 – World Food Day is held annually on 16 October. World Food Day celebrates the creation of the Food and Agriculture Organization …


World Food Prize honors Sanjaya Rajaram during Borlaug Centennial

October 16, 2014

FOR RELEASE 16 OCTOBER 2014 AT 7 P.M. CDT Des Moines, Iowa, 16 October 2014 – Dr. Sanjaya Rajaram, of India and Mexico, was awarded the World Food Prize at a ceremony at the Borlaug Dialogue in Des Mo …


CIMMYT Observes the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

October 16, 2014

El Batán, Mexico 16 October 2014 – The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (IDEP), a United Nations (UN) day established in 1993 to “promote awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and …


Why wheat matters

August 14, 2014

The history of wheat is the history of civilization.


Supplying the world’s daily bread: Wheat Facts and Futures

May 14, 2012

CIMMYT E-News, vol 6 no. 4, June 2009 Increasing at only 0.9% each year, wheat production is lagging behind the demands of a global population that grows 1.5% or more annually. Recent price spikes, lo …