Posts Tagged ‘United States’

Researchers define and measure “sustainability”

March 4, 2015

Leading specialists on the sustainable intensification of agriculture tried to hammer out indicators for assessing “sustainability,” a development term that refers roughly to the health and longevity …

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.

Is gluten the new villain? The New Yorker covers the rising gluten-free trend

November 7, 2014

“The most obvious question is also the most difficult to answer: How could gluten, present in a staple food that has sustained humanity for thousands of years, have suddenly become so threatening?”

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.

Bram Govaerts, científico del CIMMYT, recibe el Premio Norman Borlaug de Campo y su Aplicación 2014

October 15, 2014

  Descargar comunicado de prensa (118.44 kB) Des Moines, Iowa, E. U., 15 de octubre de 2014 – El Premio Norman Borlaug 2014 a la investigación de campo y su aplicación auspiciado por la Fundación Rock …

CIMMYT’s Bram Govaerts Receives 2014 Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application

October 15, 2014

 Download Press Release (115.85 kB) Des Moines, Iowa, USA, 15 October 2014 – The 2014 Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application, Endowed by the Rockefeller Foundation was presented today …

Wheat area expansion faces a headwind requiring increased spending on R&D to raise yields

October 9, 2014

Over the last 50 years big increases in agricultural production have come through improved yields. Since 1990, wheat is the only major crop to experience an overall decline in area.

Homenaje al Dr. Sanjaya Rajaram, Premio Mundial de Alimentación 2014, durante los festejos del centenario del natalicio de Norman Borlaug

September 16, 2014

Des Moines, Iowa, 16 de octubre de 2014.- El Dr. Sanjaya Rajaram de India y México recibió el Premio Mundial de Alimentación 2014 en la ceremonia de premiación del “Diálogo Borlaug” en Des Moines, Iow …

Overview of CGIAR Development Dialogues

September 9, 2014

The inaugural CGIAR Development Dialogues will focus attention on the vital role of agriculture, forestry, fisheries, landscapes and food systems in achieving sustainable development. The one-day even …

New Scientist examines the gluten-free trend

September 6, 2014

It is estimated that nearly one in three people in the United States are living a “gluten-free” lifestyle (New Scientist, July 2014). This diet trend has been supported and encouraged by celebrities, …

University of Wisconsin students experience Mexico’s maize and culture

September 1, 2014

On 9 August CIMMYT-El Batán welcomed a group of 22 students and three teachers from the University of Wisconsin for a week-long stay. The students are enrolled in the university’s course for a Global …

Study shows climate change could negatively Impact maize and wheat yields by 2030

August 29, 2014

Global demand for food is expected to grow rapidly leading up to 2050, and the ability to meet such demand is of the utmost importance in order to maintain food security. However, a recent study shows …

CIMMYT, Oak Ridge scientists collaborate on food security challenges

May 29, 2014

Carissa Wodehouse/CIMMYT On 20-22 May, CIMMYT hosted a summit with researchers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), a U.S. Department of Energy facility that is the largest multipurpose science …

The Borlaug Summit on Wheat for Food Security: speaker spotlight

February 24, 2014

By Brenna Goth/CIMMYT Rachel Laudan learns how to use a grindstone (a Mexican metate). Photo courtesy of Rachel Laudan. Food historian Rachel Laudan will explain wheat’s impact on world history at the …

Mathematical models could further CIMMYT’s reach

September 9, 2013

Mathematical models could boost CIMMYT’s impact on Mexico, a leading scientist in the United States said last month. Carlos Castillo-Chavez, a Mexican-born scientist and professor at Arizona State Uni …

“You go to the field.” U.S. Borlaug Fellows in Global Food Security

August 1, 2013

When asked how you become a successful wheat breeder, Dr. Norman E. Borlaug replied, “Well, you go to the field. You go to the field again, and then you go to the field. When the wheat plants start to …

Nebraska Declaration on Conservation Agriculture signed

June 17, 2013

After months of discussions and debates on the scientific evidence regarding conservation agriculture for small-scale, resource-poor farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, a group of 40 scienti …

Science magazine: global research to control stem rust disease saves wheat farmers losses worth US $1.12 billion per year

April 12, 2013

The virulent stem rust race Ug99 has spread from Africa to Iran and is capable of causing serious crop losses. Credit: E.Quilligan/CIMMYT A study just published in Science by scientists from the Unive …

New postharvest storage technologies for Latin America

March 23, 2013

The 2nd Latin American Convention on Airtight Storage sponsored by the global company GrainPro, Inc was held during 1-2 March 2013 in Antigua, Guatemala. More than 50 participants from Brazil, Ecuador …

Maize lethal necrosis: Scientists and key stakeholders discuss strategies as the battle continues

March 7, 2013

A recently-emerged disease in Eastern Africa, maize lethal necrosis (MLN), remains a serious concern. A regional workshop on the disease and its management strategies was held during 12-14 February 20 …