The initiative increases agricultural productivity and enhances food security in Ethiopia.
Source: Excelsior (26 Jan 2020)
CIMMYT germplasm bank samples are the basis for development of new maize seeds used in the MasAgro Program.
Source: Bloomberg (25 Jan 2020)
CIMMYT agricultural economist Hugo De Groote notes need to monitor locusts to ensure swarms don’t threaten crops.
Farmers are increasingly adopting conservation agriculture practices. This sustainable farming method is based on three principles: crop diversification, minimal soil movement and permanent soil cover.
At international conference, plant nutrition experts highlight the important role of sustainability.
Public and private partners join forces to mitigate voracious pest.
Growing the right wheat varieties is necessary to nutritiously feed a growing population in the context of environmental stress.
CIMMYT scientists join fellow experts in San Diego for world’s largest plant and animal genomics conference
Researchers share their work translating the latest molecular research into breeding solutions for better maize and wheat varieties.
Source: Vice (21 Jan 2020)
Seed banks, like the one at CIMMYT’s headquarters in Mexico, are part of planning for the future of food.
Scientists use spatial price prediction models to estimate local prices that might be more relevant than the national average.
CIMMYT researcher explores the ways in which gender norms influence agricultural innovation around the world.
Source: Mexico News Daily (15 Jan 2020)
Winner acknowledges the work of INIFAP, CIMMYT and the Mexico Corn Tortilla Foundation to recuperate native maize species.
China-based CIMMYT-JAAS screening station aims for global impact in the fight against deadly Fusarium head blight.
Source: El Universal (12 Jan 2020)
Research shows that conservation agriculture under irrigation conditions increases yields and soil organic carbon, even in poor quality soil.
Seed systems play a major role in Africa’s agricultural transformation — but are they gender-friendly?