Blogs

Innovation and technology
News

Scientists use spatial price prediction models to estimate local prices that might be more relevant than the national average.

Gender and social inclusion
Features

CIMMYT researcher explores the ways in which gender norms influence agricultural innovation around the world.

Food security
In the media

Source: Mexico News Daily (15 Jan 2020)

Winner acknowledges the work of INIFAP, CIMMYT and the Mexico Corn Tortilla Foundation to recuperate native maize species.

Food security
Press releases

China-based CIMMYT-JAAS screening station aims for global impact in the fight against deadly Fusarium head blight.

Food security
In the media

Source: El Universal (12 Jan 2020)

Research shows that conservation agriculture under irrigation conditions increases yields and soil organic carbon, even in poor quality soil.

Gender and social inclusion
News

Seed systems play a major role in Africa’s agricultural transformation — but are they gender-friendly?

Innovation and technology
Features

Digital seed information system will connect farmers to information and seed suppliers.

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.

Capacity development
Features

CIMMYT wheat scientist explores new sources of rust resistance to create new rust-resistant wheat varieties.

Food security
Features

Amos Alakonya talks pests, procedure, and why everyone should be concerned about seed health.

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
Explainers

Wheat blast is one of the most fearsome and intractable wheat diseases in recent decades. It spreads through infected seeds, crop residues as well as by spores that can travel long distances in the air, posing a major threat to wheat production in tropical areas.