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Tottori University students visit CIMMYT

January 2, 2015

A group of 16 undergraduate students and three professors from the University of Tottori, Japan, visited CIMMYT on 26 November.


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?”


12th Asian Maize Conference

November 4, 2014

The 12th Asian Maize Conference is taking place in Bangkok from 30 October to 1 November, bringing together more than 350 leading agricultural researchers, policy-makers, farmers and service providers …


National Geographic examines the challenge of feeding the world

October 28, 2014

“With the population expected to rise by about a third by 2050, crop production worldwide will need to double to keep up with the rising demand for grains – which are also fed to animals – as the deve …


CIMMYT observes the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

October 16, 2014

According to the Millennium Development Goals Report of 2013, the proportion of people living in extreme poverty (less than US $1.25 a day) has been halved at the global level, yet 1.2 billion people …


CCAFS climate smart village program progress makes news in India

September 25, 2014

The CCAFS Climate Smart Village (CSV) program recently earned significant media attention for its successes in the Indian states of Bihar, Haryana and Punjab where the program is being implemented. Th …


The role of crop diversity in climate adaptation

September 22, 2014

The impending threat of global climate change makes the storage and maintenance of crop diversity, held in the form of seeds in gene banks around the world, more important than ever before.


Toluca Experiment Station holds field day for CIMMYT scientists and staff

September 12, 2014

A field day was held on 4 September at CIMMYT’s Toluca experiment station to give CIMMYT scientists the opportunity to explain their program objectives and research activities to colleagues who may no …


CIMMYT scientist examines socio-economic determinants of yield variability in maize

September 9, 2014

M.L. Jat, senior cropping system agronomist in the Global Conservation Agriculture Program at CIMMYT, in collaboration with Hirak Banerjee, Rupak Goswami, Somsubhra Chakraborty, Sudarshan Duttac, Kaus …


CSISA: Making a Difference in South Asia

September 5, 2014

Anu Dhar, Cynthia Mathys, Jennifer Johnson Staff members of the Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSISA) are developing and implementing projects aimed at improving agricultural production and …


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 …


Recent activities and accomplishments of the Agricultural Innovation Project (AIP) for Pakistan

August 22, 2014

The Agricultural Innovation Project (AIP) for Pakistan, led by CIMMYT and funded by USAID, has accomplished a great deal since its inception in March 2013. Among this year’s most notable AIP achieveme …


Beachell-Borlaug scholar dreams of giving back to developing countries

August 18, 2014

By Jennifer Johnson/CIMMYT Silvano Ocheya is no stranger to the challenges developing countries face in improving agricultural production. A native of Kenya, Ocheya’s interest in agricultural science …


Sasakawa Africa Association celebrates the 100th anniversary of Norman Borlaug’s birth

August 11, 2014

The Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA) recently joined numerous countries and organizations around the world that have taken time this year to pay tribute to the life and achievements of Dr. Norman Bor …