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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation CEO visits CIMMYT

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation CEO Sue Desmond-Hellmann visited CIMMYT’s headquarters in Mexico.


From east Asia to south Asia, via Mexico: how one gene changed the course of history

The story of how Japanese wheat variety Norin 10 saved millions from starvation and revolutionized the world of wheat.


Impact in farmers’ fields is the driving force of science and innovation in agriculture, says new CIMMYT DG Martin Kropff

Agricultural research for development must reconcile approaches that place resource-poor farmers at the center, said CIMMYT’s new Director General addressing staff at CIMMYT headquarters near Mexico C …


Gates Foundation predicts agricultural extension will have a big impact on Africa

In their seventh annual letter Bill & Melinda Gates look 15 years into the future to predict the steps needed to improve the lives of poor people faster than in any other time in history. Technolo …


Enhancing the nutritional quality of maize

Malnutrition and micronutrient deficiency, which can cause blindness and stunting, increased infant and maternal mortality and lower IQs, are at epidemic levels in some parts of Asia.


12th Asian Maize Conference

The 12th Asian Maize Conference is taking place in Bangkok from 30 October to 1 November, bringing together more than 350 leading agricultural researchers, policy-makers, farmers and service providers …


Former CIMMYT Global Wheat Program Director wins 2014 World Food Prize

By Miriam Shindler/CIMMYT CIMMYT is delighted that the World Food Prize 2014 has been awarded to distinguished wheat breeder Dr. Sanjaya Rajaram for his achievements in plant research and food product …