Scientists develop an early warning system that delivers wheat rust predictions directly to farmers’ phones
New research describes a revolutionary early warning system that can predict and mitigate wheat rust diseases in Ethiopia.
Vietnam strengthens ties with CIMMYT
Visit to CIMMYT headquarters reaffirms research collaboration.
Fight against fall armyworm in Asia benefits from experience in other regions
Scientists mobilize African and Latin American knowledge to protect Asia’s maize.
New tools guide interventions against acid soils in Africa using lime
Experts are developing data and dashboards to advise policymakers about the cost and feasibility of liming to increase maize productivity.
What it takes to bring the best seed to farmers
CIMMYT’s board witnesses the results of impactful research and market partnerships in Kenya.
New publications: Special collection on wheat genetics and breeding
Researchers present highlights from 40 years of collaboration on wheat genomics, breeding for disease resistance and quality improvement.
Breaking Ground: Velu Govindan is mainstreaming zinc to combat hidden hunger
CIMMYT wheat breeder supports smallholder farmers without access to a diversified diet by improving nutritional quality in wheat.
Climate, nutrition and security challenges require global food system transformation
The 2019 Borlaug Dialogue explored solutions to feed the planet sustainably in the face of conflict and climate change.
A scramble for solutions as fall armyworm infestation sweeps Africa
Source: Mongabay (24 Oct 2019)
CIMMYT Systems Agronomist Frédéric Baudron advocates a multipronged approach to protect maize crops from the invasive pest.
It’s time to change the system, not just the technology
Changing farming technologies requires systemic change, argues Lennart Woltering in new article.
Kellogg supplies Mexican corn with sustainable planting
Source: Milenio (21 Oct 2019)
MasAgro is supporting conservation agriculture and the sustainable production of maize in Mexico.
Sharp rise in Punjab-Haryana farm fires ahead of Diwali
Source: Times of India (21 Oct 2019)
CIMMYT Principal Scientist M.L. Jat notes high number of happy seeders in Haryana and Punjab.
Mexico’s agriculture secretary calls for an integrated approach to reach the Sustainable Development Goals
Villalobos highlights the importance of improving food systems and agriculture to fight violence and forced migration.
Blue maize is all the rage, but are consumers willing to pay?
Study gives insight into Mexican consumers’ preferences and demand for blue maize tortillas.
Delhi Air Quality Descends to ‘Very Poor’, Worst Yet to Come
Source: The Wire (17 Oct 2019)
Balwinder Singh warns that air pollution in India could be severe due to burning crop residue.