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Scientist Kevin Pixley leads a project to catalogue 178,000 corn and wheat seeds at the CIMMYT seed bank near Mexico City.
B.M. Prasanna at 2017 Borlaug Dialogue on expert panel to discuss the strategic approach for managing the pest menace in Africa.
New research shows improved wheat raises the quality of life for men and women across rural communities in Afghanistan.
Afghanistan scientists meet to reflect on achievements after 15 years of Australia-funded wheat research.
Although the full impact of the earthquake is unknown at this time, CIMMYT would like to express condolences to all those affected throughout the country.
DHAKA (CIMMYT) – Successful farm management requires reliable climate prediction technology to ensure crops flourish and make it to harvest. High-quality data, maps, risk and vulnerability analyses no …
Due to some recent discoveries about wheat in Turkey and Iran, scientists are optimistic that they can help smallholder farmers combat hardship and sustain their livelihoods.
Zero tillage with residue retention techniques in rice-wheat-mung bean crop rotations result in the lowest global warming potential, a study on sustainable intensification in India shows.
Erratic weather patterns associated with climate change pose unique challenges for wheat breeders playing a key part in the fight to ensure global food security.
In an effort to stamp out hidden hunger, scientists are calling for support to make zinc-biofortification a core trait in the world’s largest wheat breeding program.
Small-scale agricultural mechanization is showing signs it has the potential to fuel rural employment for youth in sub-Saharan Africa, according to researchers.
With appropriate funding, maize yields can continue to increase in extreme heat and drought conditions, scientists say.
Results of recent research into wheat landraces are so promising that the Turkish government has given a certificate of recognition to scientist Emel Ozer, who works with CIMMYT.
Growing up on a small farm in India’s northwest Punjab state, Kanwarpal Dhugga was a young boy when the first Green Revolution wheat varieties arrived in his village.
Compiling gender-inclusive data could help scientists understand how to help improve nitrogen fertilizer application practices among smallholder farmers.
Most current food security projections show that staple crop production must double by 2050 to keep up with global need, which will continue to expand.
Akhter Ali always knew he wanted to have an impact on the livelihoods of farmers in Pakistan.
Xuecai Zhang wants to merge traditional maize breeding methods with new software and other tools to help improve farmers’ yields faster than ever.
A scientist who has advanced the development of nutrient-rich wheat varieties with higher yield potential, disease resistance and improved traits wins Young Scientist Award for Agriculture.
Smallholder farmers in eastern and southern Africa are facing a new threat as a plague of intrepid fall armyworms creeps across the region, so far damaging an estimated 287,000 hectares of maize.