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Yield gap analysis key to meeting future crop demand

October 23, 2015

The Global Yield Gap Atlas (GYGA) can help identify where major crop yields are not increasing fast enough to meet demand on existing farmland, and how farmers might close those gaps.


RISING Voices interviews Frédéric Baudron

October 5, 2015

Africa RISING interviews Frédéric Baudron, systems agronomist at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) in Ethiopia.


Rural21 features CIMMYT mechanization experts

July 6, 2015

Female welder at in a vocational training center in Hawassa, Ethiopia. Photo: Frédéric Baudron CIMMYT Global Conservation Agriculture Program (GCAP) mechanization specialists, Frédéric Baudron, Timoth …


Azerbaijan and Georgia showcase progress in wheat breeding during IWWIP Traveling Seminar

June 18, 2015

The International Winter Wheat Improvement Program (IWWIP) held its 2015 International Winter Wheat Traveling Seminar in Azerbaijan and Georgia on 24 May. More than 40 participants from 18 countries a …


Durum wheat production in Pakistan: keeping up with changing demands

June 1, 2015

In response to rapidly-changing food preferences in Pakistan, including a latent unmet demand for pasta products, CIMMYT-Pakistan has been working to develop the country’s durum wheat market and varie …


Harnessing Mexico’s Sun: CIMMYT Installs 920 Solar Panels in Green Initiative

May 18, 2015

CIMMYT is actively taking advantage of solar energy’s potential in Mexico.


Mapping agricultural opportunity: how GIS contributes to food security

April 16, 2015

Photo credit: CIMMYT Geography matters – 80% of all data has a spatial component, which is “why geographic information systems (GIS) are growing exponentially,” said Kai Sonder, head of CIMMYT’s GIS u …


CIMMYT joins global move to adopt climate-smart agriculture

April 13, 2015

Climate-smart agriculture can be “an effective tool to address climate change and climate variability,” according to Kai Sonder, head of CIMMYT’s geographic information systems (GIS) unit, who was one …


CGIAR gender specialists talk International Women’s Day

March 6, 2015

CGIAR gender specialists met at CIMMYT El Batán last week, 26 February – 1 March, to discuss the next steps in the global comparative field study of gender norms, agency and agricultural innovation. T …


Researchers define and measure “sustainability”

March 4, 2015

Leading specialists on the sustainable intensification of agriculture tried to hammer out indicators for assessing “sustainability,” a development term that refers roughly to the health and longevity …


Opportunity: integrating gender in crop research today!

February 23, 2015

CIMMYT Gender Specialist Lone Badstue attended a CGIAR Gender Network meeting in the Philippines during 19-23 January. Participants discussed CGIAR’s progress and results in gender research, along wit …


Index insurance to safeguard farmers from climate change

February 12, 2015

“We’ve got the germplasm and improved varieties, but what can we do to overcome the hurdle of farmer adoption of these technologies?” Jon Hellin, value chain and poverty specialist for CIMMYT’s Socioe …


Index insurance to safeguard farmers from climate change

February 10, 2015

“We’ve got the germplasm and improved varieties, but what can we do to overcome the hurdle of farmer adoption of these technologies?” Jon Hellin, value chain and poverty specialist for CIMMYT’s Socioe …