Biofortification of crops through traditional breeding techniques has become very common in the fight against malnutrition globally. Biofortified provitamin A maize is bred to produce increased carote …
A new commentary published today in Nature Plants highlights the importance of an ancient grass species for wheat breeding.
Wheat harvest near Iztaccíhuatl volcano in Juchitepec, Estado de México. Photo: CIMMYT/P. Lowe With increasing global demand for wheat and increasing constraints (high temperatures, diseases) to wheat …
Community conversations, a human-centered approach, puts people in charge of their own development in maize-based communities in Ethiopia.
Advanced course on conservation agriculture: Gateway for sustainable intensification of smallholder systemsDecember 18, 2017
On October 23, the eighth edition of the “Advanced Course on Conservation Agriculture (CA)” commenced in Ludhiana and Karnal, India.
In a new blog published by Farming First, B.M. Prasanna discusses overcoming a pest that has been ravaging fields in Africa.
A new study on climate change patterns indicates that climate change could reduce total crop production 23 percent by 2050
A new study shows that while CA is well suited to helping farmers adapt to, and even increase profits in changing climates, there is considerable uncertainty about how much CA contributes to the mitig …
A new study examined over 700 independent studies to find out if Conservation Agriculture works in a variety of environmental conditions in tropical areas.
Kristie Drucza leads a gender workshop. Photo courtesy of Kristie Drucza. Researchers are changing rural development in Ethiopia by putting local communities in control of initiatives. A project funde …
Zhonghu He, CIMMYT distinguished scientists and country liaison office in China, was one of a small number of scientists invited to the recent 19th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party. He was sele …
In the 1960s, India became the center of the Green Revolution. Today, India needs a new Green Revolution.
A new study examines the role of collective resource management in conflict.
A new study examines how networks help spread new technologies and innovations in agriculture.
Traditional farming systems in Africa must be updated for today’s climate and market challenges, according to a new article from the University of Queensland.
A new study identifies the key ways to keep up with India’s rising food demand while minimizing greenhouse gas emissions.
In a blog published by the World Food Prize, Bram Govaerts discusses the need for integration between research and decision-making at all levels including the public policy levels.
In the face of endemic malnutrition, researchers in Pakistan are turning to biofortified maize to combat vitamin A, zinc and protein deficiencies.
A new study shows how wheat breeders can more efficiently increase yield and improve their selections by using modern genetic tools.
Living near forests can help locals increase their dietary diversity, and combat hidden hunger.