Blogs

Health and nutrition
Features

CIMMYT scientist helps breeders meet complex and stringent market demands for high-quality wheat.

Health and nutrition
In the media

Source: Devex (4 May 2020)

Leaders from CIMMYT, Harvest Plus and Clinton Development Initiative discuss need for smallholder farmers to be resilient against shocks — pandemics, droughts or crop infestations.

Food security
Press releases

Publication analyzes success factors of Wheat Seed Scaling project, which has benefited more than 131,000 rural households in Ethiopia.

Health and nutrition
Features

Researchers in Kenya and Uganda are incorporating sensory preferences like taste, smell or texture into maize breeding.

Food security
In the media

Source: The Nation (27 Apr 2020)

CIMMYT, Clinton Development Initiative and Harvest Plus work together to make drought-tolerant and vitamin A biofortified maize available to farmers in Malawi.

Food security
News

The world’s largest public research network on food systems, of which CIMMYT is a member, is looking for qualified individuals to join its new One CGIAR Common Board.

Capacity development
Features

Malawian smallholders tackle challenges together using the farmer field school approach.

Food security
In the media

Source: Dhaka Tribune (22 Apr 2020)

CGIAR centers recommended Bangladesh to ensure transportation of food and the flow of crucial inputs to farmers through market systems.

Innovation and technology
Features

New project to deliver wheat disease warnings directly to farmers’ phones in Bangladesh and Nepal.

Health and nutrition
In the media

Source: Fortune (18 Apr 2020)

Biodiversity loss poses dangers for the robustness of the environment, the safety of our food supply chain and potential exposure to pandemics.

Climate change
In the media

Source: The Hindu Business Line (17 Apr 2020)

New study in India reports conservation agriculture increases crop yield and income, reduces the use of natural resources, and offers climate benefits.

Innovation and technology
Features

CIMMYT postharvest specialist tests drying and storage technologies to help reduce grain losses.

Food security
Press releases

New analysis shows benefits of conservation agriculture to crop performance, water efficiency and climate action in South Asia.

Food security
Videos

Entomologist and CIMMYT partner Mike Smith explains the importance of documenting the economic value of crop pest research.

Food security
News

The number of the world’s hungry could double and trade restrictions will harm food importing nations, experts say.