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Scientists to detail state of Ug99 food security threat at Sydney meeting

September 18, 2015

Wheat farmers are facing troubles on various fronts, particularly the threat of devastating disease.


Value of CGIAR wheat estimated at up to $3.8 billion a year, research shows

September 11, 2015

Wheat bred by the CGIAR consortium of agricultural researchers has a huge global reach.


Wheat scientists urge funding boost after UK-U.S. food security report

August 21, 2015

Food shortages will escalate due to climate-change related production shocks and the international community must prepare to respond to price increases and social unrest.


For development expert Paula Kantor, gender equality was crucial

June 10, 2015

Gender and development specialist Paula Kantor had a deep understanding of how change can empower men and women to give them greater control over their own lives.


SUPER WOMAN: Julie Miller Jones dispels myths that wheat protein is unhealthy

May 29, 2015

A nutritionist outspoken about the negative consequences of gluten-free diets, shares her views.


SUPER WOMAN: Suchismita Mondal develops climate change resilient wheat

May 29, 2015

Suchismita Mondal was inspired by the humble flour tortilla to take up a career as an international wheat breeder.


SUPER WOMAN: Jessica Rutkoski conquers math demons, finds success as wheat breeder

May 29, 2015

In high school, Jessica Rutkoski was similar to many girls who suffer from the tedium and complexity of high school arithmetic – she avoided it.


Sculptor captures demeanor of Nobel laureate Norman Borlaug

April 13, 2015

Artist Katharine McDevitt, creator of a new bronze representation of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Norman Borlaug, is fascinated by sculptures representing pre-Hispanic deities.


Innovation key to wheat yield potential advances, says in-coming CIMMYT DG

April 13, 2015

Martin Kropff, incoming CIMMYT director general, joined the global wheat community at the CIMMYT research station in Ciudad Obregon in Mexico for annual Visitors’ Week.


Industrial water run-off can sustainably boost crop production

April 13, 2015

An irrigation project in Ethiopia uses industrial runoff from a brewery to nourish wheat crops, diverting it from a nearby river and protecting the health of local residents.


“First Lady of Wheat” in Mexico to celebrate her father, Norman Borlaug

April 13, 2015

The late wheat breeder Norman Borlaug was so dedicated to his work that he was away from home 80 percent of the time, either travelling or in the field, recalls his daughter, Jeanie Borlaug Laube.


Mexico meeting outlines scientific roadmap for increasing wheat yields

March 29, 2015

Mexico aims to boost domestic wheat production 9 percent by 2018, said a government official at a conference in Ciudad Obregon in the northern Mexican state of Sonora.


Industrial water run-off can sustainably boost crop production

March 19, 2015

This irrigation reservoir at the Kulumsa Agricultural Research Center in Ethiopia’s highlands captures water from a nearby beer distillery, diverting it from a river.


On World Water Day, photos show role water plays in food security

March 19, 2015

Water plays a vital role in irrigation and food production, accounting for 70 percent of global freshwater withdrawals, according to U.N. Water.


On World Water Day, photos show role water plays in food security

March 19, 2015

Water plays a vital role in irrigation and food production, accounting for 70 percent of global freshwater withdrawals, according to U.N. Water.


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.


No scientific basis for criticism of wheat as a food staple, nutritionist says

February 23, 2015

A nutritionist wants to dispel myths generated by claims that the protein found in wheat is unhealthy.


Prioritize food security, not conflict, wheat scientist advises

February 23, 2015

Heat and drought are a major cause of wheat yield losses worldwide, problems that scientists predict will worsen due to climate change.


Kenya farmers deploy range of tactics to fight wheat stem rust

February 10, 2015

Farmers in Kenya are fighting a new strain of Ug99 wheat stem rust disease, which chokes nutrients in the stalk and stops wheat kernels from forming, putting incomes and food security at risk.


Wheat farmers in Kenya battle new race of stem rust disease

January 30, 2015

A sister strain of highly virulent Ug99 stem rust disease is devastating wheat crops in Kenya, putting smallholder farmer livelihoods at risk.