Partnership on maize lethal necrosis in Africa makes significant progress
Partners of the Maize Lethal Necrosis (MLN) project in Africa, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture (SFSA), came together to review and discuss the progress and next steps for the project at a workshop on 14-15 May.
When rural farmers are given a voice: successful farmers share their experience with sustainable intensification
When traveling from Chimoio to Tete along one of the main roads in central Mozambique, one inevitably passes through Malomue, a small rural village in Báruè District. Since 2008, conservation agriculture (CA) technologies and improved drought-tolerant maize varieties have been promoted to farmers through various donor-funded projects, including a USAID-funded Feed the Future initiative.
Precision farming down under at the National Centre for Engineering in Agriculture
CIMMYT scientists discuss the complementary nature of the two organizations in the areas of precision agriculture, field monitoring, smart technologies and remote sensing.
Gupta Is new Director General of Borlaug Institute for South Asia
Hari S. Gupta was selected as the second Director General (DG) of the Borlaug Institute for South Asia (BISA) in India and assumed his new position on August 7th.
Why wheat matters
The history of wheat is the history of civilization.
Sasakawa Africa Association celebrates the 100th anniversary of Norman Borlaug’s birth
The Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA) recently joined numerous countries and organizations around the world that have taken time this year to pay tribute to the life and achievements of Dr. Norman Borlaug, holding a series of events from 8-12 July in Uganda to celebrate what would have been his 100th birthday.
Ethiopian government adopts quality protein maize scale-out plan
The Ethiopian government has embarked on a new initiative to improve nutritional security in the country through the widespread demonstration and use of quality protein maize (QPM), a type of maize that contains enhanced levels of protein. The new government initiative is a high-level endorsement of CIMMYT’s five-year Nutritious Maize for Ethiopia (NuME) project.
Rajeev Varshney recognized in list of 2014 highly cited researchers
Thomson Reuters, a media and information firm, recently released the 2014 list of Highly Cited Researchers, updated for the first time since 2001. Dr. Rajeev Varshney, Research Program Director, Grain Legumes and Director, Center for Excellence in Genomics (CEG), was recognized for his work with the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT).