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New Publications: Successful agricultural interventions require social shifts, not just technological

March 23, 2017

While scientific research is an important component of the development of an agricultural innovation system, it is not enough.


Breaking Ground: Akhter Ali helps transform agriculture sector in Pakistan

March 9, 2017

Akhter Ali always knew he wanted to have an impact on the livelihoods of farmers in Pakistan.


New Publications: Wheat stem rust resistance identified in Kazakhstan and Russia

March 9, 2017

Stem rusts have proven to be a challenge to wheat farmers in Kazakhstan and Russia, particularly with higher rainfall in recent years.


Breaking Ground: Xuecai Zhang prepares future generation of crop breeders

February 28, 2017

Xuecai Zhang wants to merge traditional maize breeding methods with new software and other tools to help improve farmers’ yields faster than ever.


New Publications: Study shows benefits and trade-offs of conservation agriculture in southern Africa

February 23, 2017

CIMMYT with other partners combined empirical data and results from a cropping system model to quantify benefits and trade-offs of CA in southern Africa.


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, leads the Sustainable Intensification community of the American Society for Agronomy’s Environmental Quality section.


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

Maize is a major food crop in sub-Saharan, yet yields remain low under smallholder farmer conditions compared to other regions due to drought, low soil quality and other stresses.


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.