Good weed management, conservation agriculture, and use of manure and compost are recommended to help control fall armyworm in Africa.
CIMMYT and Clinton Foundation launch partnership to improve access to climate-resilient maize seed in eastern and southern Africa
New partnership will help farmers in Malawi, Rwanda and Tanzania have better access to seeds that help maize crops better withstand growing challenges of drought, pests, diseases, and climate change.
To manage El Nino-related crop distress in eastern and southern Africa, invest in drought-tolerant seeds and better soil and water care
Government support vital for deploying climate-resilient seeds and practices, say agriculture experts
From smart mechanization to nutritious and drought tolerant seeds, partners discover CIMMYT’s latest research and innovations.
Breaking Ground: Tawanda Mashonganyika unites crop breeders and market experts for more impactful varieties
He supports breeders to design new varieties focused on replacing older products in a specific market.
Villalobos recognized the immense work ahead, but was optimistic that young scientists could carry on the legacy of Norman Borlaug.
Source: Popular Science (8 Apr 2019)
CIMMYT wheat breeder Karim Ammar and collaborators are sequencing different strains of durum wheat to compare properties.
On World Health Day, we are sharing five stories showing how CIMMYT is combatting hidden hunger and how agricultural research and innovation leads to healthier families, improved livelihoods and a healthier planet.
Researchers are using data and tools to produce information that can help farmers, research institutions and governments take better decisions on agronomic practices and investments.
Source: Phys.org (27 Mar 2019)
Gemma Molero, wheat physiologist at CIMMYT, collaborated on a paper that presents a valuable step forward in increasing wheat yield potential.
Candidate for FAO leadership Qu Dongyu visits CIMMYT’s headquarters to sign MoU and strengthen collaboration
China’s vice minister of agriculture and rural affairs, Qu Dongyu, visited the global headquarters of CIMMYT.
Ethiopia calls for continued collaboration to increase wheat production and meet nutritional and food security
CIMMYT and EIAR officially closed a wheat seed scaling project that benefitted 131,132 households.
Source: BBC News (1 Mar 2019)
CIMMYT’s head of wheat research Ravi Singh commented on the publication of the wheat gene map.
CIMMYT scientist Carolina Rivera is one of the six recipients of the 2019 Jeanie Borlaug Laube Women in Triticum (WIT) Early Career Award.
A study demonstrates how rice and wheat can be grown using 40 percent less water.