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2017 Advanced Wheat Improvement Course

April 20, 2017

The Advanced Wheat Improvement training course targets mid-career scientists who seek to learn about new techniques in wheat breeding to adapt to their own programs.


New Publications: Biological control program brings long-term benefits to pest resistance

April 19, 2017

A new review highlights the potential for biological control programs to lift a large number of people out of poverty and create greater returns for consumers and producers.


Delegates discuss new quality protein maize at Pakistan workshop

April 10, 2017

MEDIA ADVISORY What: National Maize Workshop of Pakistan, hosted by the Agricultural Innovation Program  for Pakistan (AIP) and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) attracting …


New Publications: Consumer preference for GM food in Pakistan

April 5, 2017

WhileGM foods continue to be a topic of debate in much of the developed world, few studies have focused on consumers’ acceptance of GM food in developing countries.


New Publications: Wheat stem rust resistance identified in Kazakhstan and Russia

March 9, 2017

Stem rusts have proven to be a challenge to wheat farmers in Kazakhstan and Russia, particularly with higher rainfall in recent years.


Stronger African seed sector to benefit smallholder farmers and economy

February 23, 2017

Despite its large-scale impact across Africa, smallholder farming largely remains a low technology, subsistence activity.


Scientists tackle deadly fall armyworm infestation devastating maize in southern Africa

February 23, 2017

Smallholder farmers in eastern and southern Africa are facing a new threat as a plague of intrepid fall armyworms creeps across the region, so far damaging an estimated 287,000 hectares of maize.


Radio broadcast highlights maize improvement in Pakistan

February 16, 2017

Public and private sector maize stakeholders came together to discuss CIMMYT’s maize interventions and innovations in Pakistan during a recent radio interview.


Ugandan farmer boosts profits from improved maize

February 13, 2017

Sam Olum started commercial maize farming three years ago in Lira District, situated approximately 340 km north of Uganda’s capital, Kampala.


Klein Karoo’s business knowledge winning in Mozambique

February 10, 2017

Despite struggles to reclaim its former glory, several agricultural multinationals are setting up shop in Mozambique, and reaping great benefits.


Breaking Ground: Caixia Lan on identifying building blocks for rust resistant wheat

February 8, 2017

Support for research into breeding crops resistant to wheat rust is essential to manage the spread of the deadly disease, caused vast yield losses globally in recent years, says scientist Caixia Lan.


New cycle of maize lethal necrosis germplasm screening to begin at Kenya site in May 2017

February 3, 2017

Artificial inoculation of maize germplasm at the MLN screening site in Naivasha, Kenya. B. Wawa/CIMMYT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NAIROBI, Kenya (CIMMYT) — The first screening activity for the 2017A planti …


Agricultural researchers forge new ties to develop nutritious crops and environmental farming

January 25, 2017

Scientists from two of the world’s leading agricultural research institutes will embark on joint research to boost global food security.


Cornell receives UK support to aid scientists fighting threats to global wheat supply

January 24, 2017

Ronnie Coffman (r), Cornell plant breeder and director of the new Delivering Genetic Gain in Wheat (DGGW) project, surveys rust resistant wheat in fields of the Ethiopian Institute for Agricultural Re …


6th International Cereal Nematodes Symposium, Agadir, Morocco, 11-15 Sept. 2017

January 17, 2017

The International Cereal Nematodes Symposium (ICNS) is an extension to the International Cereal Nematode Initiative (ICNI) that was established in 2006. It aims to create a critical mass of scientific …


Breaking Ground: Jiafa Chen on improving maize and building partnerships

January 11, 2017

Jiafa Chen has helped identify new genetic resources that have been used in breeding new maize varieties that withstand environmental and biological stresses.


New Publications: Africa’s future cereal production

January 9, 2017

Cereal yields in sub-Saharan Africa must increase to 80 percent of their potential by 2050 to meet the enormous increase in demand for food.


Engaging youth: beyond the buzzword

December 20, 2016

Researchers are seeking to re-engage rural youth who are increasingly abandoning agriculture to work in cities, raising the question who will grow our food in the future?


Improved maize offers new economic opportunity to Kenyan family

December 20, 2016

Improved maize varieties offer new economic opportunity to families in Kenya.


Can sub-Saharan Africa meet its future cereal food requirement?

December 12, 2016

To satisfy the enormous increase in demand for food in sub-Saharan Africa by 2050, cereal yields must increase to 80 percent of their potential.