Archive for October, 2014

CIMMYT prepares to launch second phase of SIMLESA in Kenya and Tanzania

October 30, 2014

Representatives from the Australian Center for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), Queensland Alliance for Agricultural and Food Innovation (QAAFI), the International Center for Tropical Agri …

Gender matters in farm power

October 28, 2014

The goals of the Farm Power and Conservation Agriculture for Sustainable Intensification (FACASI) project are to address the issues of declining farm power in eastern and southern Africa, and to reduc …

Raising wheat productivity across North Africa and West Asia

October 28, 2014

Wheat is a staple and strategic crop across most of North Africa and West Asia, accounting for almost 40 percent of the region’s total food supply.

China’s wheat production critical to global food security

October 28, 2014

China’s domestic agricultural activities are vital to ensuring food security for its 1.4 billion people and – as the world’s largest wheat producer – the country plays a major role in shaping internat …

Of wheat, weight, gluten and food intolerances

October 28, 2014

A popular dietary trend involves the elimination of wheat- and gluten-containing foods inspired in part by the book “Wheat Belly” written by cardiologist William Davis.

National Geographic examines the challenge of feeding the world

October 28, 2014

“With the population expected to rise by about a third by 2050, crop production worldwide will need to double to keep up with the rising demand for grains – which are also fed to animals – as the deve …

MasAgro-Maize partners attend maize germplasm development and evaluation course

October 27, 2014

From 22-26 September, MasAgro-Maize partners and representatives from national seed companies and the University of Guadalajara (UdG) attended a Maize Germplasm Development and Evaluation course. Atte …

Young researchers trained to develop resilient farming systems

October 26, 2014

From 27 September to 4 October, scientists from India’s national agricultural research systems attended the “Conservation Agriculture: Developing Resilient Systems” training program at the Central Soi …

Scale-appropriate mechanization: the intercontinental connection

October 26, 2014

CIMMYT aims to improve the livelihoods of poor farmers in the developing world by providing practical solutions for more efficient and sustainable farming. Among the options to improve efficiency, sca …

CIMMYT Ethiopia expands its agronomy work in wheat-based systems

October 25, 2014

CIMMYT Ethiopia joined the Ethiopian Highlands project of Africa RISING ‘Africa Research in Sustainable Intensification for the Next Generation’ in June.

CIMMYT young agricultural scientist receives 2014 Borlaug Field Award

October 22, 2014

On 15 October, Dr. Bram Govaerts, Associate Director of the Global Conservation Agriculture Program of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), received the 2014 Norman Borlaug A …

CIMMYT observes the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

October 16, 2014

According to the Millennium Development Goals Report of 2013, the proportion of people living in extreme poverty (less than US $1.25 a day) has been halved at the global level, yet 1.2 billion people …

Celebrate World Food Day with CIMMYT on 16 October

October 15, 2014

Join CIMMYT in celebrating World Food Day on 16 October!

CIMMYT recognizes the International Day of Rural Women

October 13, 2014

15 October 2014 will mark the sixth celebration of the International Day of Rural Women, a United Nations (UN) day dedicated to recognizing “the critical role and contribution of rural women, includin …

Wheat area expansion faces a headwind requiring increased spending on R&D to raise yields

October 9, 2014

Over the last 50 years big increases in agricultural production have come through improved yields. Since 1990, wheat is the only major crop to experience an overall decline in area.

More maize seed outlets needed in remote areas to reach women farmers says new CIMMYT socio-economics study

October 6, 2014

Preliminary results from a CIMMYT-led pilot study in 10 seed markets across eastern Kenya show that there is a significant difference in the way that men and women engage with improved maize seed mark …

CIMMYT’s 2013 Annual Report now available online

October 3, 2014

The 136-page report covers the significant progress that CIMMYT, its programs and partner organizations made during 2013, as well as key events and projects. Click to view The 136-page report covers t …

New CIMMYT Brochure now available online

October 3, 2014

  The brochure serves as an overview of CIMMYT’s mission, areas of work and history, and is an excellent resource to introduce the public to the Center’s activities and the impact it is making ac …