In the media
Source: Michigan News (1 Sep 2023)
New study analyzes historical data on groundwater levels, climate and crop water stress to look for recent changes in withdrawal rates due to warming.
Source: Mongabay (28 Aug 2023)
CIMMYT research, Prasanna Boddupalli, emphasise the importance of reorienting food production systems and agricultural policy across the Congo Basin.
Source: Top African News ()
The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and CIMMYT emphasize the need for continued research and efforts to understand the variation in El Niño impacts on maize yields in southern Africa.
Source: The Star (19 Jul 2023)
Adding value to millets can be achieved through various ways, such as incorporating them into baking.
Source: Mexico Business News (1 Aug 2023)
El Niño is here. In a recent op-ed, Bram Govaerts, CIMMYT director general, lays out action steps to mitigate El Niño’s effects on the agrifood systems that sustain livelihoods in the Global South.
Technology can boost farming in Africa, but it can also threaten biodiversity – how to balance the twoEnvironmental health and biodiversity
Source: The Conversation (14 Jul 2023)
CIMMYT researcher, Frédéric Baudron and researchers in economics, agronomy and ecology emphasise the importance of biodiversity-smart agricultural strategies in Africa.
‘Africa is a focal point for composite flour research’: 3D-printed crackers from African-grown peas and quinoa nabs Mühlenchemie’s Flour Innovation AwardCapacity development
Source: Bakery and snacks (20 Jul 2023)
Sidhar Bhavani, senior scientist, head of Rust Pathology and Molecular Genetics at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) enriched the jury of the MC Mühlenchemie’s Composite Flour Awards to mark its 100th anniversary.
Source: Brazilian Farmers (21 Jul 2023)
Brazil, which ranks among the top wheat importers, is on track to achieve self-sufficiency in wheat production with the succesful implementation of wheat strains from the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT).
Source: Dawn ()
CIMMYT efforts are moving Pakistan closer to its goal of improving food and nutrition security through wheat production, with the release of 31 wheat varieties since 2021.
Source: The Guardian (10 Jul 2023)
Maíz Criollo Kantunil, a group of farmers and agro-ecologists, has successfully reintroduced three varieties of native maize using seeds supplied by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT).
Source: Succesful Farming (11 Jul 2023)
To dive into the challenges posed by climate change, researchers at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, in Sonora, Mexico, are working to develop a range of wheat that can withstand extreme and unpredictable weather conditions.
Source: Milling and Grain (4 Jul 2023)
International jury of renowned scientists and industry experts evaluate 23 research projects from four continents, awardees hail from South Africa, Ethiopia and Pakista
Source: Seed Today (5 Jul 2023)
Integrated management of organic and inorganic nitrogen sources in high- to low-yield cereal production could bring yearly savings in nitrogen fertilizer. “Spatially differentiated nitrogen supply is key in a global food-fertilizer price crisis.”
Source: Mexico Business News (29 Jun 2023)
In Mexico, there are different examples of regenerative agriculture projects led by international organizations, such as CIMMYT’s partnership agreement with Nestlé and Bimbo that have helped rural communities to improve their productive processes through regenerative farming practices.
Source: Science and Technology Daily (29 Jun 2023)
Awais Rasheed, an adjunct scientist at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), recently spoke to Science and Technology Daily about his pleasant experience working in China and the importance of international cooperation to address the global food security crisis.