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Breaking Ground: Francelino Rodrigues on high-tech farming

September 13, 2017

Francelino Rodrigues’ expertise in precision agriculture brings a high-tech element to CIMMYT’s field trials.


Q+A: Women in Triticum award provides development opportunities and support networks for women in agriculture

May 22, 2017

Margaret Krause, a doctoral candidate in Plant Breeding at Cornell University, became interested in science and nature at an early age.


Breaking Ground: Bhoja Basnet sets sights on increasing wheat yield potential through hybrid seeds

February 1, 2017

Scientist Bhoja Raj Basnet shares his journey from Nepal to Mexico where he joined CIMMYT as a postdoctoral fellow working in the bread wheat improvement program.


New study reveals how controlling wheat hormones can cool hot crops

January 31, 2017

A plant-aging hormone could increase wheat yields by 10 to 15 percent in warm locations, according to a recent study published in New Phytologist journal.


Breaking Ground: Carolina Sansaloni explores and unlocks genetic potential from wheat genebanks

January 25, 2017

Carolina Sansaloni’s passion for genetics began when she was at university in Argentina, an interest that grew as she moved on to receive her master’s and doctoral degrees in molecular biology.


Changing the conversation surrounding food and agriculture with Tamar Haspel

October 19, 2016

Tamar Haspel delivered a keynote address at a three-day conference hosted by CIMMYT to celebrate the nonprofit’s 50th anniversary.


Genetically engineered crops safe to grow and eat, U.S. National Academy of Sciences concludes

June 1, 2016

GE crops are as safe to eat as conventionally bred crops and have benefited the environment and ecosystem diversity, according to a new study


Global wheat community discusses research, partnerships at Obregon pilgrimage

April 14, 2016

For hundreds of international agricultural development experts, an annual gathering in northern Mexico provides a vital platform for sharing and debating the latest wheat breeding news and research.


Knight of the Order of Agricultural Merit bestowed on WHEAT independent steering committee member

March 18, 2016

John R. Porter, member of the WHEAT Independent Steering Committee, was granted Knight of the French Order of Agriculture Merit at a ceremony on 1 March.


Researchers race to rescue wheat sample in war-torn Syria

February 22, 2016

With Syria torn apart by civil war, a team of scientists in Mexico and Morocco are rushing to save a vital sample of wheat’s ancient and massive genetic diversity, sealed in seed collections of an int …


Reflections of a wheat trainee: Zaki Afshar, Afghanistan

October 5, 2015

Zaki Afshar grew up in the small city of Puli Khumri in northern Afghanistan, and visited his father’s seven-hectare farm every weekend. In this farming locality where the staple crops are wheat and r …


CIMMYT goes to college

September 21, 2015

For the past two years, Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, has been using two CIMMYT manuals as a resource in its Agrilife Research Department undergraduate program. Students in Crop …


Developing hybrids across the board at CIMMYT

April 16, 2015

Photo credit: CIMMYT When a CIMMYT scientist discusses developing hybrids, the first thought that comes to mind is probably new variety of drought tolerant maize. However, CIMMYT engineers in the glob …


CIMMYT at the global forum for innovations in agriculture

March 17, 2015

During 9-11 March, scientists from 90 countries gathered at the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture in Abu Dhabi to discuss the looming topic of feeding nine billion people by the year 2050.


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 …


Australian wheat breeders’ relationship with Mexico spans more than 40 years

September 24, 2014

In Australia, over 90 percent of local wheat varieties can be traced back to CIMMYT varieties, reports Kim Honan in a 17 September article on ABC’s Rural website.


New Scientist examines the gluten-free trend

September 6, 2014

It is estimated that nearly one in three people in the United States are living a “gluten-free” lifestyle (New Scientist, July 2014). This diet trend has been supported and encouraged by celebrities, …


CIMMYT and CIBIOGEM hold symposium on transgenics and society

August 19, 2014

CIMMYT, CIBIOGEM and the North Carolina State University (NCSU) transgenics and society group joined together at CIMMYT headquarters on 24 July for the symposium “Transgenics and Society: Towards a co …


CIMMYT-led climate project is finalist at Asia Mobile Tech Awards

July 30, 2014

By Katie Lutz  A CIMMYT-led project was named as a finalist for the 2014 mBillionth Award South Asia thanks to its mobile platform that helps farmers adapt to changing climate conditions. “Disseminati …