The Board of Trustees establishes the objectives and overall direction of CIMMYT.
Source: Africa News (13 Mar 2019)
CIMMYT, USAID, FAO, CABI and AgBiTech formed a partnership in South Sudan to combat fall armyworm.
With so much germplasm to categorize, what’s the best way to label them? Seeds of Discovery is working on the answer.
Source: Undark Magazine (11 Mar 2019)
CIMMYT, USAID-funded Feed the Future and Plant Protection Society Nepal held a preventative workshop in Nepal on fall armyworm.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (9 Mar 2019)
Australian High Commissioner to Bangladesh visited female farmers adopting conservation agriculture for sustainable intensification technologies through CIMMYT project funded by ACIAR.
Source: Times of India (9 Mar 2019)
CIMMYT and Icar-Atari Ludhiana organized a workshop on the eve of International Women’s Day titled ‘Empowering rural women for addressing agricultural air pollution’.
Source: Xinhua (7 Mar 2019)
Boddupalli Prasanna, director of global maize program at CIMMYT, said the maize lethal necrosis disease is under control in the region but not eradicated.
Source: AgroNews (4 Mar 2019)
CIMMYT and BioSense Institute jointly won the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture Inspire Challenge in 2018 for machine learning for smarter seed selection.
Source: Addis Standard (1 Mar 2019)
Drawing on GENNOVATE case studies from two wheat-growing communities, the authors examine how women and men smallholders innovate with improved wheat seed, row planting and the broad bed maker.
Source: Dhaka Tribune (2 Mar 2019)
CIMMYT researchers propose long-term solutions to fighting wheat blast, including a diagnostic tool for wheat blast surveillance and a platform for open data and science to combat the fungus.
New CIMMYT pre-commercial maize hybrids available from eastern and southern Africa breeding programs
CIMMYT is offering a new set of improved maize hybrids to partners, to scale up production for farmers in these areas.
Source: The Reporter (16 Feb 2019)
A new report shows that gender inequality in Ethiopia is hampering efforts to reach the government’s goal of wheat self-sufficiency by 2022.
The project will develop maize varieties adapted to the country’s farming conditions and will promote sustainable intensification practices among farmers.
Call for interest: Development trait prioritization as part of a sub-Saharan African crop variety replacement strategy
The CGIAR Excellence in Breeding Platform (EiB) is looking to provide matching funding for two projects.
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