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Breaking Ground: Dagne Wegary at a busy intersection on the maize value chain

July 19, 2017

As a maize seed system specialist, Dagne Wegary works at the nexus between breeding science and actual delivery of improved seed to farmers.


Australia funds worldwide project to restrain wheat blast disease

June 30, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The grain in this blast-blighted wheat head has been turned to chaff (Photo: CKnight/ DGGW/ Cornell University) The wheat blast pathogen, which can move on air currents or ride i …


Farmers in Pakistan benefit from new zinc-enriched high-yielding wheat

June 27, 2017

Farmers in Pakistan are eagerly adopting a nutrient-enhanced wheat variety offering improved food security, higher incomes, health benefits and a delicious taste.


CSIRO and CIMMYT link on wheat phenomics, physiology and data

June 26, 2017

  Building on a more than 40-year-old partnership in crop modelling and physiology, a two-day workshop organized by CIMMYT and Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisa …


CIMMYT renames lab to honor Evangelina Villegas, World Food Prize laureate

June 7, 2017

El BATAN, Mexico, (CIMMYT) – To celebrate and expand the legacy of the late Evangelina Villegas Moreno, a pioneering Mexican cereal chemist who won the 2000 World Food Prize for co-developing quality …


Closing the circle: Kanwarpal Dhugga works at CIMMYT

March 29, 2017

Growing up on a small farm in India’s northwest Punjab state, Kanwarpal Dhugga was a young boy when the first Green Revolution wheat varieties arrived in his village.


A ton of seed shipped to the doomsday vault at Svalbard

February 8, 2017

More than two-thirds of CIMMYT seed collections are now backed-up in the vault on an island in the icy Barents Sea, north of mainland Norway.


Agricultural researchers forge new ties to develop nutritious crops and environmental farming

January 25, 2017

Scientists from two of the world’s leading agricultural research institutes will embark on joint research to boost global food security.


Breaking Ground: Scientist Deepmala Sehgal on the trail of novel wheat diversity

January 18, 2017

Molecular analysis research by Deepmala Sehgal has led to the discovery of novel genes for yield, disease resistance and climate resilience in previously little-used wheat genetic resources.


Harnessing medical technology and global partnerships to drive gains in food crop productivity

December 22, 2016

Global research networks must overcome nationalist and protectionist tendencies to provide technology advances the world urgently needs.


Scientists meet in Mexico to revolutionize ways of “watching” experimental plants

December 1, 2016

200 world-class scientists from over 20 countries will gather in Mexico from December 13 to 15 for the 4th International Plant Phenotyping Symposium.


Advice for India’s rice-wheat farmers: Put aside the plow and save straw to fight pollution

November 28, 2016

Recent media reports show that the 19 million inhabitants of New Delhi are under siege from a noxious haze.


Global wheat breeding provides billions in benefits, CIMMYT study shows

April 5, 2016

Almost half the world’s wheat land is sown to varieties that come directly or indirectly from research by CGIAR scientists, according to a new report.


Scientists unearth genetic treasures from Mexico’s Creole wheats

March 18, 2016

Findings can help to boost wheat’s climate resilience worldwide


Drought tolerant maize: Long-run science, investments, and partnerships pay off in Africa

March 14, 2016

Before climate change became a hot topic, the U.N. Development Programme provided funding for a team of scientists in Mexico to find a better way to breed resilient maize for farmers in drought-prone …


The race to feed the world by 2050: implications for international agricultural research

June 30, 2015

The good news: by 2050, world population growth will likely fall to half or less the rate of 1.7% per year witnessed over the last half of the 20th century, offering a glimmer of hope for humanity to …


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 …


SUPER WOMAN: Paula Kantor engages men to support gender progress

May 29, 2015

FOCUS ON WOMEN CAN INADVERTENTLY END UP ALIENATING MEN Gender research and outreach should engage men more effectively, according to Paula Kantor, CIMMYT gender and development specialist who is leadi …


Global partnership propels wheat productivity in China

April 13, 2015

Benefits of three decades of international collaboration in wheat research have added as much as 10.7 million tons of grain – worth US $3.4 billion – to China’s national wheat output, according to a s …


Men’s roles and attitudes are key to gender progress, says CIMMYT gender specialist

March 4, 2015

Gender research and outreach should engage men more effectively, according to Paula Kantor, CIMMYT gender and development specialist who is leading an ambitious new project to empower and improve the …