Drought-tolerant maize to the rescue as hunger threatens 1.5 million in Zimbabwe
CIMMYT and its partners are working to increase the productivity of maize-based farming systems to ensure food security and increase incomes.
Global conference underscores complex socio-economic role of wheat
A recent gathering of more than 600 scientists highlighted the complexity of wheat as a crop and emphasized the key role wheat research plays in ensuring global food security.
CIMMYT wheat breeder Ravi Singh wins China’s Friendship Award
Gains in China’s agricultural productivity over the past 30 years are due in large measure to smallholder farmers who have readily adopted innovative farming practices.
Transforming maize farming failures to successes in Kenya’s drylands
KDV4 is one of the DT varieties sold in Kenya’s eastern drylands alongside other improved varieties, developed by CIMMYT.
Changing the pace of maize breeding in Africa through doubled-haploid technology
Two words – accelerated breeding – are synonymous to doubled-haploid (DH) based maize breeding. This was the core message shared with 56 maize breeders from 10 African countries who recently participated in a two-day training workshop organized by CIMMYT’s Global Maize Program (GMP) in Nairobi, Kenya, from September 23–24, 2015. The breeders benefited from the knowledge and experience of resource persons from public and private institutions in France, Germany and USA who have dedicated years of research on the DH technology that is changing the pace of maize breeding.
New cookbook features your favorite maize and wheat recipes
Crowd-sourced “A Grain a Day” cookbook released to coincide with World Food Day highlights significant role maize and wheat play in the human diet.
SADC ambassadors hear how CIMMYT-SARO is helping to achieve regional food security
CIMMYT seed system specialist presents achievements in southern Africa food security to regional ambassadors in Harare, Zimbabwe.
Un libro que rinde homenaje a las “científicas anónimas” con motivo del Día Internacional de las Mujeres Rurales
Rural women play a critical role in enhancing agricultural and rural development, improving food security and eradicating rural poverty, providing innumerable benefits to agricultural systems around the world at all levels of the value chain, but their contributions often go unrecognized.
Book celebrates maize “secret scientists” on International Day of Rural Women
Rural women play a critical role in enhancing agricultural and rural development, improving food security and eradicating rural poverty.