Health and nutrition
News

HarvestPlus director Howarth Bouis is one of four winners of the 2016 World Food Prize for research leading to a substantial increase in the availability of nutritious biofortified crops.

Features

A new project aims to over double wheat production in target areas of Zambia and Rwanda to help smallholders meet rising demand and cope with high import costs.

News

Increasing public understanding and creating supportive policies key recommendations at a session on boosting Africa’s use of biotechnology.

Food security
Publications

New publications from CIMMYT staff cover challenges in land availability in Zambia among other updates in maize and wheat.

Features

A new planter that promotes dry seeding of rice, saves water and increases planting efficiency is being used increasingly in Pakistan’s Punjab Province.

News

Since 2004, conservation agriculture has helped farmers in southern Africa maintain and boost yields, protect the environment and increase profits.

Features

A training held from June 13 – 23, 2016 emphasized hand pollination in maize variety development and seed multiplication.

News

For the first time, Bhutan and Bangladesh are collaborating on evaluating Bangladeshi wheat lines for resistance to yellow and leaf rusts.

Food security
News

Breeding and seed systems must immediately adapt to changing climates if major loss of maize yields is to be avoided, a new report shows.

News

CIMMYT has launched the beta version of a geo-informatics technology that will help scientists forecast crop yields and identify other benefits to farmers.

News

A training course on maize breeding program management and statistical data analysis was held from 23-27 May 2016 in Islamabad, Pakistan.

Features

The 2015-2016 El Niño has led to drought leaving 10.2 million people – more than 1 in 10 Ethiopians – in need of emergency food assistance.

Climate change
Publications

New advances in heat-tolerant wheat in South Asia and how physiological breeding can help increase yields.

News

CIMMYT’s Agricultural Innovation Program (AIP) held its annual maize working group meeting on 10-11 May.

News

CIMMYT and partners are supporting the expansion of registered hybrid maize and to help increase the crop’s productivity throughout the country.