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Food security
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Interested organizations are invited to send maize germplasm for screening.

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.

Innovation and technology
In the media

Source: Down to Earth (13 Nov 2019)

The state of Haryana has supplied machines like the Happy Seeder to farmers, who saw costs drop and yields increase this year.

Food security
In the media

Source: The Avon Valley and Wheat Belt Advocate (13 Nov 2019)

Four wheat lines from CIMMYT and ICARDA showed good resistance to fungal disease stagonospora nodorum blotch in assessment.

Health and nutrition
In the media

Source: Deustche Welle (8 Nov 2019)

CIMMYT scientist M.L. Jat argues that India now needs to undergo a second, “evergreen” revolution, driven by technology such as the happy seeder.

Climate change
In the media

Source: L'Economiste (5 Nov 2019)

CIMMYT, ICARDA and the Adaptation of African Agriculture Initiative join forces to prevent small farmers from suffering the effects of climate change.

Innovation and technology
Press releases

New research describes a revolutionary early warning system that can predict and mitigate wheat rust diseases in Ethiopia.

Food security
In the media

Source: Mongabay (24 Oct 2019)

CIMMYT Systems Agronomist Frédéric Baudron advocates a multipronged approach to protect maize crops from the invasive pest.

Food security
In the media

Source: Milenio (21 Oct 2019)

MasAgro is supporting conservation agriculture and the sustainable production of maize in Mexico.

Health and nutrition
In the media

Source: Times of India (21 Oct 2019)

CIMMYT Principal Scientist M.L. Jat notes high number of happy seeders in Haryana and Punjab.

Health and nutrition
In the media

Source: The Wire (17 Oct 2019)

Balwinder Singh warns that air pollution in India could be severe due to burning crop residue.

Innovation and technology
In the media

Source: Donne del Food (16 Oct 2019)

Study by CIMMYT, Stanford and Cornell shows microsatellites can contribute to sustainable increase of food production.

Food security
In the media

Source: Science Daily (15 Oct 2019)

Study demonstrates the effectiveness of genomic selection in a wheat improvement program.

Health and nutrition
In the media

Source: Times of India (13 Oct 2019)

M.L. Jat, CIMMYT principal scientist, is tracking farm fires in India, noting fewer fires than in previous years.