Cereals research for sustainable health and well-being
The current focus in nutritional circles on micronutrient malnutrition and unhealthy eating habits has raised questions about continuing to invest in research on energy-rich cereal crops and related farming systems.
Climate-smart strategy for weed management proves to be extremely effective
Results of an 8-year study show that weed density and diversity are greatly reduced when zero-tillage, drip-irrigation, and new crops are introduced to rice-wheat systems.
Can Uganda attain zero-hunger?
New study projects food demand in 2030 and considers the implications for meeting the Sustainable Development Goals.
Cereal grain harvesting and post-harvest machinery in Nepal
National value chain study presents an overview of the country’s maize, wheat and rice harvesting equipment, from manufacturing and imports to farm-level service provision.
Don’t discount the contribution cereals can make to combatting micronutrient malnutrition, say researchers.
New publications: Doubled haploids in maize — development, deployment and challenges
CIMMYT researchers outline the potential opportunities and key challenges of doubled haploid line development in maize.
New publications: Scientists find genomic regions associated with better quality stover traits in maize for animal feed
The results of this study will allow breeders to optimize dual purpose maize varieties to sustainably feed people and their livestock.
Crop variety guide for farmers
New manual supports informed choices for climate resilience in Zimbabwe.
Study explores whether modern maize storage structures offer equal benefits to women and men farmers in Kenya, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
New publications: Voicing demand for farm power
Study explores how gender norms and intra-household dynamics shape women’s demand articulation for labor-saving technologies.
New publications: COVID-19 induced economic loss and ensuring food security for vulnerable groups
Study quantifies the economic losses from Bangladesh’s COVID-19 lockdowns and outlines policy implications for the country.
Retrospective quantitative genetic analysis and genomic prediction of global wheat yields
A new quantitative genetics study makes a strong case for the yield testing strategies CIMMYT uses in its wheat breeding program.
New publications: Power, agency and benefits among women and men maize farmers
Income-generating benefits of improved maize varieties hampered by patriarchal gender norms in rural Nigeria.
New publications: Rotation, mulch and zero tillage reduce weeds
Trial results highlight the long-term benefits of conservation agriculture-based weed management.
Conservation agriculture for sustainable intensification in Eastern India
A new policy brief provides a roadmap for accelerating the adoption of conservation agriculture in Eastern India.