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Radio broadcast highlights maize improvement in Pakistan

February 16, 2017

Public and private sector maize stakeholders came together to discuss CIMMYT’s maize interventions and innovations in Pakistan during a recent radio interview.


CIMMYT scientist takes lead role in American Agronomy Society’s sustainable intensification community

February 13, 2017

Timothy Krupnik, systems agronomist at CIMMYT, has assumed leadership of the recently formed Sustainable Intensification community of the American Society for Agronomy’s (ASA) Environmental Quality se …


Entrenched gender roles threaten women’s longevity in research careers

February 10, 2017

Despite over a decade of implementing policies and programs to promote gender equity in research, some countries have seen women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers stagnate an …


New Publications: Stress tolerant maize in eastern and southern bring on-farm gains

February 9, 2017

A handful of drought tolerant maize seed. Photo: A. Wangalachi/CIMMYT MEXICO CITY (CIMMYT) — Maize is a major food crop in sub-Saharan, yet yields remain low under smallholder farmer conditions compa …


New Publications: How to maintain food security under climate change

January 26, 2017

An internationally coordinated approach is key to breed and deploy crops resilient to climate change effects.


Breaking Ground: Jiafa Chen on improving maize and building partnerships

January 11, 2017

Jiafa Chen has helped identify new genetic resources that have been used in breeding new maize varieties that withstand environmental and biological stresses.


New Publications: Africa’s future cereal production

January 9, 2017

Cereal yields in sub-Saharan Africa must increase to 80 percent of their potential by 2050 to meet the enormous increase in demand for food.


Engaging youth: beyond the buzzword

December 20, 2016

Researchers are seeking to re-engage rural youth who are increasingly abandoning agriculture to work in cities, raising the question who will grow our food in the future?


New Publications: Rise of micro-satellites offers cost-effective way to collect data on smallholder farms

December 7, 2016

Micro-satellites are emerging as an effective low-cost option to collecting data like sow date and yields on small farms across the developing world.


New Publications: Durum wheat is becoming more susceptible to rust globally

November 23, 2016

Leaf rust is increasingly impacting durum wheat production worldwide.


Improved genetic analysis offers faster, more precise results to crop breeders

November 18, 2016

Researchers improve global collaboration on harnessing genes in breeding that can help the crop withstand the effects of climate change.


New Publications: With climate change, pests likely to spread to new agricultural areas

November 9, 2016

Pests are likely to spread as climate change continues to impact farming systems globally, according to a new study.


New Publications: How to better breed maize for future climates in Latin America

October 25, 2016

New study reveals findings to help increase drought and heat tolerance in Latin American maize.


New Publications: New findings on effects of tillage on growth, yield and more

October 13, 2016

A study from CIMMYT scientists has revealed new insights on the respective benefits of conventional tillage (CT) and zero tillage (ZT) in north-west India.


New Publications: Will we be able to do enough to mitigate agriculture’s impact on global warming?

September 15, 2016

Agricultural mitigation strategies likely to fall short of recommended temperature caps for global warming.


New Publications: Research sheds light on climate and yield risk in South Asia

August 31, 2016

Research highlights important risks to farmers’ yields in Pakistan due to climate change.


Beating the odds: Indigenous female scientist gets Mexico’s National Youth Award

August 26, 2016

CIMMYT PhD fellow Tania Martínez receives Mexican National Youth Award for her outstanding performance in academic achievement.


China’s vice premier ushers in new era of agricultural collaboration

August 11, 2016

China’s Vice Premier Liu Yandong visits CIMMYT to thank the organization for its contribution to China’s agricultural development over the past 30 years.


New Publications: Study reveals new insights about machinery adoption in Bangladesh

August 10, 2016

In this list of recent publications, we discuss new ways how development practitioners and policy makers can approach machinery adoption in Bangladesh.


New Publications: Land availability and smallholder development in Zambia

June 27, 2016

New publications from CIMMYT staff cover challenges in land availability in Zambia among other updates in maize and wheat.