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Around El Batán: scientists visit for climate change training

January 24, 2014

By Brenna Goth/CIMMYT Indian researchers A.G. Sreenivas and U.K. Shanwad hope their first visit to Mexico will yield the tools they need to address cropping systems and climate change in their home co …


Monsanto recognized for CIMMYT collaboration

January 23, 2014

By Brenna Goth/CIMMYT Stephen Mugo, CIMMYT; Jesús Madrazo, Monsanto; and John McMurdy, USAID, members of the WEMA Partnership at the ND-GAIN Award program. Photo: Courtesy of Monsanto Monsanto receive …


Beachell-Borlaug scholars join CIMMYT

January 16, 2014

By Brenna Goth/CIMMYT Monsanto and CIMMYT are harvesting the passion of young wheat researchers through a fellowship that provides them with academic and field support. CIMMYT is working with three sc …


Genome-assisted project develops climate-resilient wheat

January 13, 2014

By Ravi Valluru, Arun Joshi and Ravi P. Singh/CIMMYT Innovative approaches to plant genotyping are helping CIMMYT researchers and partners to develop high-yielding, climate-resilient wheat in South As …


MasAgro offers “genetic insurance” for maize and wheat

December 12, 2013

By Ricardo Curiel /CIMMYT CIMMYT work in Mexico could provide safeguards against climate change challenges. Eighty maize and wheat experts met in Guadalajara, Jalisco State, Mexico from 21 to 23 Octob …


Turkey hosts global plant breeding congress

December 7, 2013

By Alexey Morgounov/CIMMYT More than 650 people from 75 countries attended the International Plant Breeding Congress in Antalya, Turkey, from 11 to 14 November. The congress was organized by the Turki …


Improved maize varieties demonstrated in Mexico

December 4, 2013

By Guillermina Sosa Mendoza/CIMMYT Members of the collaborative network to test and share CIMMYT experimental maize lines and varieties for Mexico’s highlands learned about the latest improved materia …


Collaboration to combat a common climate challenge

December 3, 2013

By Emma Quilligan/CIMMYT More than 70 experts on maize, millet, rice, sorghum and wheat identified cross-cutting priorities and goals to address climate change, one of the most pressing issues for foo …


Project tests new ways to deliver climate messages to farmers’ cell phones

November 25, 2013

By Surabhi Mittal/CIMMYT and Dharini Parthasarathy/CCAFS South Asia Farmers in India are now participating in a new project which aims to tailor phone messages to farmers’ real needs with the hope of …


Trees keep Ethiopia’s wheat cool and productive

November 21, 2013

By Frédéric Baudron/CIMMYT Researchers with CIMMYT’s Global Conservation Agriculture Program (GCAP) in Ethiopia have found that use of agroforestry systems involving an indigenous tree could mitigate …


Working group to enhance seed delivery to African farmers formed

November 6, 2013

By Florence Sipalla/CIMMYT DTMA project leader Tsedeke Abate takes notes as AGRA-PASS director Joseph DeVries’ makes his presentation. Photo: Florence Sipalla/CIMMYT The Drought Tolerant Maize for Afr …


Student reflection: my visit to CIMMYT-Hyderabad, India

November 6, 2013

Alex Renaud is a third-year graduate student pursuing a doctorate degree in plant breeding and genetics.


CIMMYT rebuilds partnerships in Pakistan

November 5, 2013

CIMMYT Faisalabad Office (left-right): Dr, Imtiaz Muhammed, Country Liaison Officer, CIMMYT Pakistan;Dr. Etienne Duveiller, South Asia Regional Director, CIMMYT; Dr. Thomas Lumpkin, Director General,C …


Asia wheat breeders review progress and look ahead

October 25, 2013

By Arun Joshi /CIMMYT Over the past five years, more than a dozen new stress tolerant wheat varieties have become available to farmers in South Asia, through breeding research and partnerships as part …


Researchers do the crop breeding math

October 24, 2013

This blog was originally posted here by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). By Caity Peterson (International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)) Cl …


Partnerships lead to measurable impacts for Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa

October 22, 2013

The Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa (DTMA) project is an outgrowth of more than a decade of maize physiology research. It builds on more than 10 years of promoting the inclusion of selection for dro …


Climate change workshop addresses research outputs in Ethiopia

October 17, 2013

By Kindie Tesfaye Photo: Kindie Tesfaye/CIMMYT Climate change research in Ethiopia must be nationally relevant for research outputs to be used broadly – from farms to influencing policy – a CIMMYT res …


Partnerships deliver drought-tolerant maize to African farmers

October 16, 2013

By Florence Sipalla/CIMMYT Photo: Florence Sipalla/CIMMYT Partners from 13 countries working with the Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa (DTMA) project said they benefitted from its help during the 201 …


Pakistan program aims for agricultural innovation

October 10, 2013

By Imtiaz Muhammad/CIMMYT International and Pakistani scientists are expanding efforts to accelerate access to climate-resilient maize and rust-resistant wheat varieties in Pakistan, as well as to imp …


New facilities inaugurated in Kenya to aid agriculture in East Africa

October 7, 2013

By Miriam Shindler/CIMMYT Felix Koskei, Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Agriculture, unveils the plaque of the Doubled Haploid Facility in Kiboko, Makueni County. Looking on is Bodduppali Prasanna, dire …