Archive for March, 2018
Winners of the Jeanie Borlaug Laube Women in Triticum (WIT) Early Career Award joined an on-going wheat research training course organized by CIMMYT.
Crop genetic gains remain too low, and international scientists are making a concerted effort to determine how best to increase yields.
As part of the efforts of the Sustainable Modernization of Traditional Agriculture program aimed at improving food security based on maize landraces in marginal areas of the state of Oaxaca, Mexico
A new publication discusses the importance of wheat in the global food supply and meeting future demand from a growing population.
Malnutrition is rising again and becoming more complex, according to the director-general of the world’s leading public maize and wheat research center.
Mike Olsen, upstream research coordinator for CIMMYT maize program, works with scientists to use new technologies to increase breeding program efficiency and genetic gain.
A recent meeting in India focused on the value of maize for unused land in India’s Odisha plateau during monsoon season and the importance of women in agriculture.
Naivasha, Kenya 2017. Photo: CIMMYT/ P.Lowe In the last decade, the climate of Africa has been changing in dramatic ways. Many regions face unpredictable levels of rainfall, which can lead both drough …
A CIMMYT project aims to increase soil fertility through direct row planting of major crops in Ethiopia, such as maize, wheat and teff.
Women farmers, researchers, and local agencies fight to unlock the potential of maize in eastern IndiaMarch 7, 2018
A women dries maize grain after shelling. Photo: CIMMYT/ Wasim Iftikar Unforeseen market effects, particularly rising land values and falling maize prices, have blocked the headway of women’s groups i …
Gender awareness and gender-sensitive approaches are slowly spreading into agricultural research, extension, and policy in Ethiopia, according to industry experts.
A new publication details current gender gaps in rural mechanization in Bangladesh, and outlines plans to overcome these challenges.
A new set of resources has been released to aid agricultural researchers in integrating gender sensitivities into their research for development projects.
Harinder Sidhu, Australian High Commissioner to India, visits Borlaug Institute for South Asia and Climate Smart Village, Noorpur. Bet.
Authors of a new study say encouraging smallholder farmers to produce more low-technology crops alongside the development of physical and social infrastructure to make markets more accessible is a str …