Smallholder wheat production can cut Africa’s costly grain imports
Scientists are working to catalyze local farming and help meet the rapidly rising regional demand wheat.
BISA and PAU awarded for collaborative work on residue management
Joint team recognized for their work on rice residue management using the Super Straw Management System, or Super SMS.
Meet the role models for the next generation of women and girls in science
Abdul Fatah, Khanal and Molero are helping pave the way for the next generation of female scientists.
Cobs & Spikes: Jump-starting Haiti’s maize seed sector
In 2017, CIMMYT sent 150 tons of new and improved maize seed to the Caribbean nation to jump-start its maize seed sector, improve food security and decrease malnutrition.
Call for interest: Development trait prioritization as part of a sub-Saharan African crop variety replacement strategy
The CGIAR Excellence in Breeding Platform (EiB) is looking to provide matching funding for two projects.
Scaling to new heights in agriculture
Projects are looking at scaling strategies to go beyond the numbers reached within a project and include sustainability and transformation.
Researchers and friends recall John Mihm, former CIMMYT maize entomologist
The CIMMYT community honors the memory of John A. Mihm, CIMMYT’s maize entomologist during the 1970s-90s,
Careers and training
Job openings, research opportunities, internships and tenders.
Call for nominees for the 2019 Maize Youth Innovators Awards – Africa
Open to young women and men below 35 years of age who are implementing innovations in African maize-based agri-food systems.
City dwellers in Africa and Asia increasingly choose wheat, research shows
The developing world’s appetite for wheat is growing swiftly, driven in part by rising incomes, rapid urbanization and the expansion of families where both spouses work outside the house.
University of Queensland student researches tan spot resistance in wheat at CIMMYT
Tamaya Peressini’s project aimed to evaluate adult plant resistance to tan spot in wheat.
New publications: Role of Modelling in International Crop Research
Resource-poor farmers worldwide stand to gain from developments in the field of crop modelling.
New report calls for urgent diet and food system changes to sustainably feed world
EAT-Lancet Commission offers a roadmap for a global food system that provides a healthy, sustainable diet for the world’s 10 billion people by 2050.
Seeds go digital
Faster and better-quality certification, a game-changer for African farmers?
Breaking Ground: Breeder Marcela C. Andrade bolsters maize with hardiness from ancestral races
Traits sought include better resilience under high temperatures, drought conditions or the attacks of rapidly-evolving crop diseases.