News

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.

Food security
In the media

Source: The Conversation (11 Dec 2019)

New study examines if agricultural intensification can take households across the poverty line.

Food security
Features

CIMMYT scientist contributed to the development and adoption of more than 70 wheat varieties in Central and West Asia.

Gender and social inclusion
News

West Bengal farmer Halima Bibi recognized for success in maize production.

Food security
News

Interested organizations are invited to send maize germplasm for screening.

Health and nutrition
In the media

Source: Food Navigator LATAM (5 Dec 2019)

CIMMYT study in Mexico shows consumers are willing to pay higher prices for blue maize tortillas.

Climate change
Features

Soil conservation means food security for farmers in Malawi.

Climate change
Features

Science offers opportunity to curb greenhouse gas emissions related to agriculture and meet climate goals.