Cobs & Spikes podcast: Striving for higher quality, more nutritious maize
Feeding the world’s population is only part of the challenge — we must also strive for higher-quality, more nutritious crops.
Experts analyze food systems at EAT-Lancet Commission report launch in Ethiopia
Government officials, researchers and experts developed a list of recommendations going forward.
Cobs & Spikes: Jump-starting Haiti’s maize seed sector
In 2017, CIMMYT sent 150 tons of new and improved maize seed to the Caribbean nation to jump-start its maize seed sector, improve food security and decrease malnutrition.
The itsy bitsy spider can make a big impact in agriculture
A new study explores how conservation agriculture in southern Africa supports spider populations and diversity, which could help mitigate pest damage.
Cobs & Spikes podcast: Hello Tractor and agricultural innovation
Dubbed the “Uber for the farm”, Hello Tractor’s app easily allows tractor owners to rent their machinery to farmers and to improve business and operations.
Cobs & Spikes podcast: Nitrogen science explainer
Discover the natural process of nitrogen fixation, which transforms atmospheric nitrogen into a form our bodies can use.
Cobs & Spikes podcast: Blue maize opportunities for Mexican farmers
Find out how CIMMYT researchers are helping Mexican farmers tap into emerging markets for blue maize.
Cobs & Spikes podcast: Matthew Rouse discusses research on wheat diseases
We talk to the recipient of the World Food Prize 2018 Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application. Rouse is being recognized for his work on Ug99.
CIMMYT launches new podcast, Cobs & Spikes
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Suitcase-sized lab speeds up wheat rust diagnosis
MARPLE (Mobile And Real-time PLant disEase) is a portable testing lab which could help speed-up the identification of devastating wheat rust diseases in Africa.