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.
The itsy bitsy spider can make a big impact in agriculture
A new study explores how conservation agriculture in southern Africa supports spider populations and diversity, which could help mitigate pest damage.
Reducing high yield gaps with decision-support apps
Trials of the Nutrient Expert app showed improved yields, fertilizer-use efficiency and increased profits for farmers.
International Maize Improvement Consortium for Africa ramps up seed innovations
CIMMYT launched the consortiumin May 2018, to better engage with a committed set of partners and to achieve enhanced maize yields in Africa.
CIMMYT celebrates AWARD’s ten years empowering African women in agricultural research
The AWARD program advocates for a more gender-responsive agricultural research ecosystem.
Finding the story behind weeds
Researchers use the Photovoice methodology to better understand weed management practices.
Cobs & Spikes podcast: Hello Tractor and agricultural innovation
Dubbed the “Uber for the farm”, Hello Tractor’s app easily allows tractor owners to rent their machinery to farmers and to improve business and operations.
Visiting researcher from Malaysia studies growing importance of maize and wheat in the country
Fazleen Abdul Fatah notes that few studies document shifts between cereals.