Posts Tagged ‘global’

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.

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 …