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2Blades and CIMMYT form alliance to tackle threat of wheat stem rust

Kanwarpal Dhugga, CIMMYT lead of biotechnology opportunities demonstrates how to separate an immature embryo from a developing wheat seed to 2Blades Program Director Lynne Reuber and 2Blades Chairman …


Maize seed and training aim to reduce aid dependency in Haiti

The Haiti Mayi project aims to kick-start a local seed sector, keep famine at bay, end dependence on international aid and reduce imports.


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.


Cutting-edge tools promote conservation, use of biodiversity

CIMMYT scientists will present at the COP 13 conference on a new collection of tools and resources that could revolutionize maize breeding and promote genetic diversity conservation.


Scientists meet in Mexico to revolutionize ways of “watching” experimental plants

200 world-class scientists from over 20 countries will gather in Mexico from December 13 to 15 for the 4th International Plant Phenotyping Symposium.


Advice for India’s rice-wheat farmers: Put aside the plow and save straw to fight pollution

Recent media reports show that the 19 million inhabitants of New Delhi are under siege from a noxious haze.


Agricultural biodiversity key to future crop improvement

Conserving and using agricultural biodiversity to create better crops can help meet several sustainable development goals and stave off further species extinctions.


Target for 10 million more climate-smart farmers in southern Africa amid rising cost of El Niño

Research centers, development agencies and governments must work together to respond to climate predictions before food crises develop, say two CIMMYT scientists.


Sustainable agriculture poised to save Mayan rainforests from deforestation

Sustainable farming practices allow smallholder farmers to improve maize yields while reducing deforestation in Mexico, report finds.


Improved genetic analysis offers faster, more precise results to crop breeders

Researchers improve global collaboration on harnessing genes in breeding that can help the crop withstand the effects of climate change.


New online learning platform offers capacity development for all

An online learning platform created in partnership with the Seeds of Discovery (SeeD) initiative will revolutionize the project’s capacity development efforts.


Combating spread of MLN in Africa poses unique but surmountable challenges, seed health specialist says

Maize lethal necrosis poses a major concern to researchers, seed companies and farmers in sub-Saharan Africa.


Taking aim at climate change

Check out our latest fact sheet and learn how CIMMYT is responding to climate change.


First drought tolerant and insect resistant “stacked” transgenic maize harvested in Kenya

For the first time, transgenic maize hybrids that combine insect resistance and drought tolerance have been harvested from confined field trials.


Public initiatives key to harnessing genetic diversity for food security, says genetic resources expert

Public initiatives to facilitate the use of genetic resources must be promoted to demonstrate the value they add to agriculture for development and food security.


Conference highlights urgent need to harness genetic resources for future food security

The International Agrobiodiversity Congress provides a platform for farmers, scientists, policymakers and industry leaders to share their experiences in agrobiodiversity management and genetic resourc …


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 …


Growing more with less: Improving productivity, resilience and sustainability in Africa

Sustainable intensification is helping farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa become more productive, while adapting to and mitigating climate change.


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 CIMMYT as director general last year was to develop a new five-year institutional strategy.