In the media
India’s Groundwater Is In Trouble. And It Could Cause a Food Shortage for Millions By 2025, Study Finds
Source: Green Queen (11 Aug 2021)
A recent study of the groundwater in India revealed that, by 2025, large areas of the north-western and southern parts of the country will have “critically low groundwater availability”.
Source: HelloGiggles (9 Aug 2021)
A list of women leaders in STEM features Evangelina Villegas—a plant chemist at CIMMYT during its early days whose ground-breaking work on quality protein maize helped combat malnutrition among developing communities.
Source: Debate (17 Jul 2021)
Source: Down To Earth (1 Jul 2021)
The Happy Seeder—a machine that cuts and lifts the paddy straw while simultaneously sowing the wheat crop—is not just the least polluting, but also the most scalable solution that can be adopted by farmers ‘en masse’.
Source: La Nación (26 Jun 2021)
An article in La Nación praises the work of a number of research institutions, including CIMMYT, for their use of science and technology to develop hybrid maize lines adapted to the needs of farmers, markets and consumers.
La Agricultura de Conservación, una oportunidad para afrontar los retos presentes y futuros de la agricultura
Source: Agroinformación (22 Jun 2021)
At the 8th World Congress on Conservation Agriculture, Martin Kropff argued that “agriculture cannot take a toll on the environment”, praising conservation agriculture for its contribution to building resilience to drought.
Source: World Grain (19 Mar 2021)
Genetic analyses show that a destructive wheat blast fungus that travelled from South America to South East Asia is now established in Zambia under rain-fed conditions.
Source: The Counter (21 May 2021)
Dave Hodson discusses why conservation may be the key to our survival.
Source: El Sol de México (16 May 2021)
Mexico’s Secretariat of Agriculture and Rural Development (SADER) and its counterpart in the United States reached an agreement to promote knowledge sharing and scientific collaboration on agriculture-related issues.
Source: Seed World (14 May 2021)
CIMMYT has released a set of 12 new maize lines adapted to the tropical environments targeted by CIMMYT and partner institutions.
The Green Revolution was built on manipulating genes to breed higher-yielding, disease resistant crops. Here’s an ode to one of its pioneers, Sanjaya Rajaram
Source: Genetic Literacy Project (5 May 2021)
This tribute to the life and work of Sanjaya Rajaram also flags CIMMYT’s contribution to improving livelihoods and fostering more productive sustainable maize and wheat farming.
Source: El Sol de México (4 May 2021)
An op-ed published in El Sol de México recognizes CIMMYT’s contribution to tackling food insecurity through improved nutrient-rich, high-yielding varieties and sustainable agronomic practices.
Source: El Sol de México (29 Apr 2021)
During the presentation of Mexico’s 2021 Agri-Food Expectations, Bram Govaerts, Director General of CIMMYT, flagged a number of initiatives aimed at supporting the country’s food self-sufficiency.
Source: The Guardian (27 Apr 2021)
Matthew Reynolds talked to The Guardian’s Science Weekly podcast about the process of creating climate- and heat-resistant crops.
Source: Reuters (15 Apr 2021)
Scientists at CIMMYT expect to sharply ramp up new wheat varieties enriched with zinc that can boost the essential mineral for millions of poor people with deficient diets.