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Sustainable agriculture poised to save Mayan rainforests from deforestation

Sustainable farming practices allow smallholder farmers to improve maize yields while reducing deforestation in Mexico, report finds.


World Food Prize presentation updates delegates on key contributions of MasAgro

Transforming subsistence agriculture and unsustainable farming systems into productive and sustainable operations has been the key focus of scientist Bram Govaerts, 2014 recipient of the Norman Borlau …


MasAgro named a project transforming Mexico by leading university

The Sustainable Modernization of Traditional Agriculture (MasAgro) project was named as transforming Mexico by a leading university in the country.


Celebrating CIMMYT: what will the next 50 years hold?

Photo credit: CIMMYT A year of celebrations in honor of Dr. Norman Borlaug’s birth centennial was officially closed last Thursday 9 April in a ceremony at CIMMYT headquarters in Mexico. “If he (my fat …


Race for Food Security by 2050 Can be Won, Mexico Agriculture Secretary Says

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EL BATÁN, Mexico (CIMMYT) – Mexico will need to more than double food production by 2050 to feed its growing population, the country’s agriculture secretary said on Thursday, cit …


MasAgro widens research platforms and innovation networks in Mexico

In 2014, the Sustainable Modernization of Traditional Agriculture (MasAgro) program expanded its rural development and innovation networks to 10 Mexican regions through 50 research platforms and 233 d …


Bolivia and CIMMYT partner to boost sustainable grain production

By Ricardo Curiel/CIMMYT  Nemesia Achacollo, Bolivia’s Minister of Rural Development and Land, joined CIMMYT Director General Dr. Thomas A. Lumpkin in the lobby of the Borlaug building during her visi …