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New high-yielding maize aids smallholder farmers, helps hungry in drought-hit Africa

September 27, 2016

Bigger and healthier maize is helping counter the effects of severe drought caused by the warming effects of an El Nino weather system.


CIMMYT museum highlights cultural aspects of maize and wheat

September 21, 2016

A new museum in Mexico provides historical background and context for scientific research into maize and wheat, emphasizing agricultural achievements in the developing world.


“Invisible women” hold key to food security – ex-WFP chief Catherine Bertini

August 27, 2016

Despite the large numbers of women working on farms, their voices are not heard by international development policymakers, handicapping global efforts to achieve food security, Catherine Bertini says.


HarvestPlus World Food Prize laureates benefit more than 10 million people

June 30, 2016

HarvestPlus director Howarth Bouis is one of four winners of the 2016 World Food Prize for research leading to a substantial increase in the availability of nutritious biofortified crops.


From A to Z: Developing nutritious maize and wheat at CIMMYT for 50 years

June 5, 2016

Over the past 50 years, various research activities have been undertaken to boost protein quality and micronutrient levels in maize and wheat to help improve nutrition in poor communities.


Everything you ever wanted to know about gluten — at CIMMYT

May 23, 2016

International wheat and gluten experts will gather in Mexico City for the 2018 13th International Gluten Workshop to discuss all aspects of the proteins found in wheat, rye, barley and triticale.


Farmer livelihoods at risk as wheat blast disease emerges in Bangladesh

May 15, 2016

International scientists are on high alert as they develop tactics to fight wheat blast in Bangladesh, which is affecting a large portion of the country’s wheat growing area.


Scientists aim to adapt wheat to a warmer climate with less water

March 18, 2016

Scientists battling to increase wheat production by more than 60 percent over the next 35 years to meet projected demand are optimistic that they have begun to unravel some genetic mysteries.


At 50-year mark, CIMMYT scientists strive for gender equity

March 8, 2016

Efforts to meet agricultural needs of women farmers to bolster global food security took shape in CIMMYT’s early days.


Scientists share strategy at conference to halt migratory wheat disease

February 8, 2016

Wheat scientists visit Washington to receive honor, detail research successes at American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting.


Conservation agriculture expert at Oxford Farming Conference

January 3, 2016

Bram Govaerts, strategic leader for Sustainable Intensification in Latin America and Latin America representative at CIMMYT makes keynote speech at Oxford Farming Conference.


Wheat scientists eye USDA $3.4 million in new funds to boost yields

December 21, 2015

Scientists involved in a major global initiative aimed at increasing wheat yields as much as 60 percent by 2050 get a boost from U.S. government announcement of new research funds.


Gender bias may limit uptake of climate-smart farm practices, study shows

December 8, 2015

Farmer education programs that fail to address traditional gender roles may sideline women, limiting use of conservation agriculture techniques, reducing their ability to fight climate change.


CIMMYT scientist Ravi Singh receives honor for wheat genetics, breeding

November 26, 2015

Scientist Ravi Singh is named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for distinguished contributions to the field of agricultural research and development.


Paula Kantor Award nominees must show gender research success in India

November 12, 2015

A new award recognizes contributions to the livelihoods and economic empowerment of women made by a former giant in the field of international gender research.


Global conference underscores complex socio-economic role of wheat

October 20, 2015

A recent gathering of more than 600 scientists highlighted the complexity of wheat as a crop and emphasized the key role wheat research plays in ensuring global food security.


CIMMYT wheat breeder Ravi Singh wins China’s Friendship Award

October 19, 2015

Gains in China’s agricultural productivity over the past 30 years are due in large measure to smallholder farmers who have readily adopted innovative farming practices.


New cookbook features your favorite maize and wheat recipes

October 14, 2015

Crowd-sourced “A Grain a Day” cookbook released to coincide with World Food Day highlights significant role maize and wheat play in the human diet.


Tackling wheat rust diseases requires $108 million a year, study shows

September 30, 2015

Despite efforts to develop wheat resistant to stem, stripe and leaf rusts, the diseases will continue to thwart scientists, making ongoing funding vital, a top economist has said.


Women in Triticum award winners reflect “diversity and talent”

September 22, 2015

Women who show significant leadership potential receive the Women of Triticum Award at the Borlaug Global Rust Initiative Conference.