Archive for November, 2016
Recent media reports show that the 19 million inhabitants of New Delhi are under siege from a noxious haze.
Three major commercial maize seed exporting countries in southern Africa found free from maize lethal necrosisNovember 25, 2016
Three major commercial maize-growing and seed exporting countries in southern Africa were found to be so far free from the deadly maize lethal necrosis (MLN) disease.
Conserving and using agricultural biodiversity to create better crops can help meet several sustainable development goals and stave off further species extinctions.
Research centers, development agencies and governments must work together to respond to climate predictions before food crises develop, say two CIMMYT scientists.
Leaf rust is increasingly impacting durum wheat production worldwide.
Sustainable farming practices allow smallholder farmers to improve maize yields while reducing deforestation in Mexico, report finds.
Researchers improve global collaboration on harnessing genes in breeding that can help the crop withstand the effects of climate change.
An online learning platform created in partnership with the Seeds of Discovery (SeeD) initiative will revolutionize the project’s capacity development efforts.
CIMMYT’s drought-tolerant varieties have been delivered to three million farmers across Africa.
Combating spread of MLN in Africa poses unique but surmountable challenges, seed health specialist saysNovember 14, 2016
Maize lethal necrosis poses a major concern to researchers, seed companies and farmers in sub-Saharan Africa.
CIMMYT offers a new set of improved maize hybrids to partners in southern Africa and similar regions, to scale up production for farmers in these areas.
Pests are likely to spread as climate change continues to impact farming systems globally, according to a new study.
Stakeholders in the agricultural sector met in Nairobi, Kenya, for the 4th Annual Food Security Conference (AFSC) on 12-13 October 2016.
Check out our latest fact sheet and learn how CIMMYT is responding to climate change.
For the first time, transgenic maize hybrids that combine insect resistance and drought tolerance have been harvested from confined field trials.
Public initiatives key to harnessing genetic diversity for food security, says genetic resources expertNovember 3, 2016
Public initiatives to facilitate the use of genetic resources must be promoted to demonstrate the value they add to agriculture for development and food security.
CIMMYT held seed fairs in Zimbabwe to promote the sharing of information and knowledge about new seed options for farmers.
The International Agrobiodiversity Congress provides a platform for farmers, scientists, policymakers and industry leaders to share their experiences in agrobiodiversity management and genetic resourc …