Matthew O'Leary

Matthew O'Leary
Food security
Features

Ten farmers in a hot and dry area of Zimbabwe trial intercropping legumes and green manure cover crops alongside their maize, to assess their impact on soil fertility.

Capacity development
Features

An increasing number of youth across eastern and southern Africa are creating a stable living as entrepreneurs in agricultural mechanization service provision.

Health and nutrition
Features

As Zimbabwe’s child malnutrition rate peaks above the international threshold for emergency response, nutritious vitamin A orange maize gains ground on the national market.

Innovation and technology
News

The manual gives practical guidance for service providers in rural areas, where family farmers commonly lack capital to invest in farm power.

Food security
Features

Indigenous farmers in Oaxaca are custodians of maize biodiversity, growing seeds passed down over generations.

Food security
Features

Intrigued by the unique relationship food crops have to their geographical environment, Lorena Gonzalez dedicated her passion for geomatic technology to collect site-specific farm data that is revolutionizing the way researchers tackle hunger.

Gender and social inclusion
News

A new set of resources has been released to aid agricultural researchers in integrating gender sensitivities into their research for development projects.

Food security
News

Scientists have shown that the first appearance of wheat stem rust disease in the U.K. in nearly 60 years, which occurred in 2013, was caused by the same virulent fungal strain responsible for recent wheat stem rust outbreaks in Ethiopia, Denmark, Germany, and Sweden.

Food security
News

Breeding and seed systems must immediately adapt to changing climates if major loss of maize yields is to be avoided, a new report shows.

Food security
Blogs

For Mexicans, the “children of corn,” maize is entwined in life, history and tradition. It is not just a crop; it is central to their identity.

Food security
News

Gender balance is science is imperative to obtain the best results said CIMMYT scientist Sarah Hearne on the International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2016.