CIMMYT

CIMMYT
Food security
In the media

Source: Dawn (23 Dec 2019)

Pakistan has released 20 new high-yielding, disease-resistant and climate change-resilient wheat and maize varieties during the year.

Food security
In the media

Source: IPP Media (14 Dec 2019)

CIMMYT introduced farmers Kassim Massi and Joyce Makawa to conservation agriculture.

Food security
In the media

Source: Down to Earth (12 Dec 2019)

New study examines if agricultural intensification can take households across the poverty line.

Innovation and technology
News

International symposium in New Delhi serves to discuss new technologies and management approaches.

Climate change
In the media

Source: Nexus Media (12 Dec 2019)

The CIMMYT germplasm bank preserves the seeds of maize varieties from all over the world, including landraces very valuable to farmers.

Food security
News

Interested organizations are invited to send maize germplasm for screening.

Health and nutrition
In the media

Source: Food Navigator LATAM (5 Dec 2019)

CIMMYT study in Mexico shows consumers are willing to pay higher prices for blue maize tortillas.

Food security
In the media

Source: Culinary Backstreets (2 Dec 2019)

Food entrepreneur worked with CIMMYT researcher to create a fair market for farmers with surplus heirloom maize in Mexico.

Innovation and technology
In the media

Source: Donne del Food (28 Nov 2019)

Rapid alert system has been developed to predict the spread of wheat rust.

Food security
In the media

Source: Zambia Daily Mail (26 Nov 2019)

Poor post harvest management is one of the key constraints to improving food and nutritional security in Africa.

Health and nutrition
In the media

Source: All Africa (26 Nov 2019)

CIMMYT and Harvest Plus have been breeding biofortified crop varieties of vitamin A orange maize since 2015.

Food security
In the media

Source: Kooperation International (25 Nov 2019)

CIMMYT and the Julius Kühn Institute signed a Declaration of Intent to intensify joint research on disease-resistant and stress-tolerant wheat.

Health and nutrition
Press releases

Review indicates positive health impacts from diverse diets that include not more than 50% carbohydrates and the right mix of grain-based foods.

Health and nutrition
In the media

Source: France 24 (19 Nov 2019)

B.M. Prasanna, Director of CIMMYT’s Global Maize Program, speaks on CIMMYT’s work to help farmers in the context of the aflatoxin crisis in Kenya.

Food security
In the media

Source: Seed World (19 Nov 2019)

While food production must rise order to feed a growing population and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, wheat can play a big role in this process.