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Strategizing for the future: adapting to a changing agricultural landscape

Forging major change is never simple, but one of my top priorities upon taking the helm at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) as director general last year was to develop a …

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 …

Changing the conversation surrounding food and agriculture with Tamar Haspel

Tamar Haspel delivered a keynote address at a three-day conference hosted by CIMMYT to celebrate the nonprofit’s 50th anniversary.

Weeding out the Losses: Striga challenges in Kenya

The Striga weed is one of the leading causes of crop loss in western Kenya, a significant dent to farmers’ livelihoods and major hindrance to food security in the area.

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.

Biofortification to fight “hidden hunger” in Zimbabwe

The goal of completely eradicating vitamin A deficiency – mainly in Africa and Southeast Asia – remains a big challenge.

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.

Wheat in the pouring rain: Climate-smart sowing method boosts yields in India

Farmers in the neighboring state of Bihar, India, sow wheat using zero tillage. Photo: CSISA/CIMMYT EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) – Zero tillage, the agricultural practice of sowing seed directly into unp …

Blindfold test shows taste bias for nutritious orange pro-vitamin A maize

“Hidden hunger” due to micronutrient deficiency is a big issue in sub-Saharan Africa, one of the most affected regions with 30% of the population undernourished.

Maize lethal necrosis germplasm screening at Kenya site begins

NAIROBI, Kenya (CIMMYT) — Activity is set to begin for the 2016B planting season at the joint Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO)–CIMMYT maize lethal necrosis (MLN) artifici …

Unpacking our biases for better gender research

Shelley Feldman, recently retired professor at Cornell University, gives a keynote speech on gender balance in agriculture at CIMMYT’s 50th anniversary conference. CIMMYT/Alfonso Arredondo. MEXICO CIT …

“CIMMYT 50” delegates tackle obstacles to achieving global food security

From the field to the laboratory, new technology plays a major part in the international effort to develop seeds and cropping systems that will help achieve food security.

CIMMYT to lead platform to modernize crop and livestock breeding for the developing world

MEXICO CITY (CIMMYT) – CGIAR and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) jointly announce the launch of an alliance to accelerate crop improvement targeted at the developing worl …

Syngenta and CIMMYT partner to sustainably increase maize farmers’ productivity and income in southern Mexico

Valter Brunner, Syngenta’s Corporate Affairs Director for Latin America. Photo: CIMMYT For Syngenta and CIMMYT, improving smallholder farmers’ productivity implies that lives will be changed. Our obje …

CIMMYT and Cargill Mexico announce second food security and sustainability awards

For a second year in a row, $25,000 will be awarded to projects contributing to food security and sustainability in Mexico’s agricultural sector.

Food security requires acceleration of advanced science, not just “feeding,” CIMMYT 50 delegates say

The agriculture for development sector must begin “nourishing” families with nutrition-sensitive interventions instead of focusing on “feeding,” says Lindiwe Majele Sibanda.

African Conservation Tillage Network CEO calls for high level support of conservation agriculture

Regional and national support for conservation agriculture is key to achieving widespread sustainable production intensification says Saidi Mkomwa, CEO African Conservation Tillage Network.

DuPont Pioneer and CIMMYT form CRISPR-Cas public/private partnership

MEDIA ADVISORY  Agreement designed to improve livelihoods of smallholder maize and wheat farmers globally Main focus: breeding for resistance to devastating maize lethal necrosis disease for Africa EL …

Mexico, funding, sustainability key to meeting agricultural challenges, “CIMMYT 50” delegates say

Pushing the boundaries on technological innovation and sustainability must always be first and foremost, said Martin Kropff, director general CIMMYT.