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Stress Tolerant Maize for Africa

April 27, 2016

The Stress Tolerant Maize for Africa (STMA) project aims to diminish devastating constraints in maize production that occur simultaneously across many regions in sub-Saharan Africa. The project develo …


Global wheat breeding returns billions in benefits but stable financing remains elusive

April 27, 2016

What do a chapati, a matza, or couscous have in common? The answer is wheat, which is a source for one-fifth of the calories and protein consumed globally.


CIMMYT kicks off 50th anniversary celebrations in southern Africa

April 26, 2016

CIMMYT’s Southern Africa regional office celebrated 50 years of agriculture research for development in Harare, Zimbabwe.


Iran tackles environmental challenges with new approach to cropping systems

April 25, 2016

Water shortages and decade long drought are mobilizing Iran find new approaches to agriculture.


Millions of smallholders in Africa benefit from climate resilient drought-tolerant maize

April 21, 2016

At least 40 million smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa are profiting from more than 200 new drought-tolerant varieties of maize.


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April 20, 2016

Tackling challenges to cereal production through cross-crop collaborations

April 11, 2016

Cropping systems can become more resilient in the face of climate change through better coordination and standardization.


Will El Niño be a wake-up call to invest in food security solutions?

April 8, 2016

In southern Africa close to 50 million people are projected to be affected by droughts caused by the current El Niño, write CIMMYT scientists.


Keeping virulent wheat diseases in check amid pressures of climate change

April 1, 2016

Delivering Genetic Gain in Wheat is a new project that aims to mitigate climate change threats to wheat and develop disease-resistant and heat-tolerant varieties, writes Cornell’s Ronnie Coffman.


Cereal systems in South Asia show diverse benefits of conservation agriculture

April 1, 2016

Conservation agriculture practices are climate-smart, helping farmers adapt to climate change while minimizing greenhouse gas emissions, researchers say.


Delivering Genetic Gain in Wheat

March 28, 2016

Climate-change-induced heat stress and disease pathogens migrating across borders threaten the world’s wheat supply and food security in Africa and the Middle East. Building on the Durable Rust Resist …


Scientists point to potential genetic treasures in Mexico’s Creole wheats

March 28, 2016

FINDINGS CAN HELP TO BOOST WHEAT’S CLIMATE RESILIENCE WORLDWIDE Sukhwinder Singh at a field of Punjab Agricultural University, India, with Mexican wheat landrace evaluation trial (foreground) and whea …


New project helps African farmers address multiple stresses in maize farming

March 21, 2016

Photo: Peter Lowe/CIMMYT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Arusha, Tanzania, March 22 (CIMMYT) – The International Maize and Wheat Improvement center (CIMMYT) and its partners have unveiled a new project – Stress …


Climate Resilient Maize for Asia

March 21, 2016

Climate Resilient Maize for Asia is supported by Germany’s development agency GIZ, and implemented as a public-private partnership, which targets enhanced resilience among resource-poor, maize-based f …


Affordable, Accessible Asian Drought Tolerant Maize Project

March 20, 2016

Smallholder maize farmers in marginal environments in Asia are prone to drought due to either scanty/erratic rainfall or falling groundwater levels. The Affordable, Accessible, Asian (AAA) Drought Tol …


Scientists aim to adapt wheat to a warmer climate with less water

March 18, 2016

Scientists battling to increase wheat production by more than 60 percent over the next 35 years to meet projected demand are optimistic that they have begun to unravel some genetic mysteries.


MasAgro Farmer

March 16, 2016

MasAgro Farmer, a component of CIMMYT’s Sustainable Modernization of Traditional Agriculture project, develops a sustainable intensification strategy for maize, wheat and similar grains by building hu …


The legacy of drought tolerant maize for Africa

March 15, 2016

The Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa project has contributed towards improving the seed system in sub-Saharan Africa in the face of extreme drought.


Drought tolerant maize: Long-run science, investments, and partnerships pay off in Africa

March 14, 2016

Before climate change became a hot topic, the U.N. Development Programme provided funding for a team of scientists in Mexico to find a better way to breed resilient maize for farmers in drought-prone …


Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa

February 22, 2016

The Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa project aims to mitigate drought and other constraints to maize production in sub-Saharan Africa, increasing maize yields by at least one ton per hectare under mo …