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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.

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.