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New publications: The importance of wheat in the global food supply to a growing population

March 15, 2018

A new publication discusses the importance of wheat in the global food supply and meeting future demand from a growing population.

New Publications: The best path to food security

March 1, 2018

Authors of a new study say encouraging smallholder farmers to produce more low-technology crops alongside the development of physical and social infrastructure to make markets more accessible is a str …

New Publications: Storage of maize products results in vitamin loss

February 15, 2018

Biofortification of crops through traditional breeding techniques has become very common in the fight against malnutrition globally. Biofortified provitamin A maize is bred to produce increased carote …

New Publications: Goat grass gives wheat breeders an edge

January 30, 2018

A new commentary published today in Nature Plants highlights the importance of an ancient grass species for wheat breeding.

New Publications: Using prediction models to keep up with growing demand for wheat

January 18, 2018

Wheat harvest near Iztaccíhuatl volcano in Juchitepec, Estado de México. Photo: CIMMYT/P. Lowe With increasing global demand for wheat and increasing constraints (high temperatures, diseases) to wheat …

New Publications: Mitigating climate change effects on food security

December 7, 2017

A new study on climate change patterns indicates that climate change could reduce total crop production 23 percent by 2050

New publications: How climate-smart is conservation agriculture?

November 23, 2017

A new study shows that while CA is well suited to helping farmers adapt to, and even increase profits in changing climates, there is considerable uncertainty about how much CA contributes to the mitig …

New Publications: Addressing conflict through community resource management

October 26, 2017

A new study examines the role of collective resource management in conflict.

New Publications: Using networks to disseminate agricultural innovations

October 12, 2017

A new study examines how networks help spread new technologies and innovations in agriculture.

New Publications: Mitigating greenhouse gas emission from rising food production

September 26, 2017

A new study identifies the key ways to keep up with India’s rising food demand while minimizing greenhouse gas emissions.

New Publications: Improving wheat breeding through modern genetic tools

September 13, 2017

A new study shows how wheat breeders can more efficiently increase yield and improve their selections by using modern genetic tools.

New Publications: Elevating the conversation about GE crops

August 29, 2017

A Kenyan man holds a harvest of a genetically engineered (GE) maize at the KALRO research station in Kiboko, Makueni County. Photo: Nation Media Group Kenya EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) — A committee wa …

New Publications: New environmental analysis method improves crop adaptation to climate change

August 15, 2017

EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) – A new paper proposes researchers analyze environmental impacts through “envirotyping,” a new typing method which allows scientists to dissect complex environmental interact …

New Publications: Better post-harvest storage can raise vitamin A intake 25 percent in Zambia

July 13, 2017

Recent modeling studies in Zambia suggest that provitamin A maize’s impact is being cut short by the low retention of carotenoids during storage and postharvest grain loss.

New Publications: Climate change adaptation practices decrease poverty, boost food security

June 28, 2017

Farmers in Pakistan that practice climate change adaptation strategies have higher food security levels and are less likely to live in poverty than those that don’t.

New Publications: Study shows improved maize decreases malnutrition

June 14, 2017

New evidence shows that not only do improved maize varieties increase crop productivity and farmer income, they can also decrease child malnutrition.

New Publications: Sustainable agriculture boosts water savings in India

May 30, 2017

In northwestern India, growing maize is being advocated as an alternative to rice to address resource degradation challenges such as declining water tables and climate change induced variability in ra …

New Publications: Maize variety replacement lags in sub-Saharan Africa

May 18, 2017

Sarah Nyamai, a farmer from Kalimoni Village in Machakos County, Kenya, harvests drought tolerant maize. Photo: B. Wawa/CIMMYT NAIROBI (CIMMYT) — A new study has revealed that sub-Saharan Africa’s ma …

New Publications: Common platform improves collaboration for research on genetic resources

May 4, 2017

A common platform through which data on genetic resources can be disseminated to both crop researchers and breeders can strengthen research communities.

New Publications: Biological control program brings long-term benefits to pest resistance

April 19, 2017

A new review highlights the potential for biological control programs to lift a large number of people out of poverty and create greater returns for consumers and producers.