Ethiopia calls for continued collaboration to increase wheat production and meet nutritional and food securityCapacity development
CIMMYT and EIAR officially closed a wheat seed scaling project that benefitted 131,132 households.
Source: BBC News (1 Mar 2019)
CIMMYT’s head of wheat research Ravi Singh commented on the publication of the wheat gene map.
CIMMYT scientist Carolina Rivera is one of the six recipients of the 2019 Jeanie Borlaug Laube Women in Triticum (WIT) Early Career Award.
A study demonstrates how rice and wheat can be grown using 40 percent less water.
Occupying 12 acres of land, the facility is expected to produce at least 30,000 DH lines a year.
CIMMYT and Agricultural Sciences-Bangalore to establish a maize doubled haploid facility in Karnataka, IndiaInnovations
Source: SeedQuest (20 Mar 2019)
The maize DH facility, funded by the CGIAR Research Program on Maize, has the potential to accelerate maize breeding and hybrid development in Asia.
This research is especially significant for countries where the health burdens of exposure to aflatoxin and prevalence of vitamin A deficiency converge with high rates of maize consumption.