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Global grain research and food industry experts meet to address rising malnutrition

March 14, 2018

Malnutrition is rising again and becoming more complex, according to the director-general of the world’s leading public maize and wheat research center.

First zinc maize variety launched to reduce malnutrition in Colombia

February 28, 2018

A new CIMMYT developed zinc-enriched maize variety was released in Colombia to help combat malnutrition in South America.

New zinc enriched maize set to improve nutrition in Colombia

February 21, 2018

Cali, Colombia (CIMMYT) – The first zinc-enriched maize variety developed for South America will be released in Colombia on February 23 in an effort to combat malnutrition in the country. Developed us …

Scientists confirm value of whole grains and wheat for nutrition and health

February 15, 2018

New study flattens claims that gluten and wheat are bad for human health. Photo: CIMMYT archives FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 15 February 2018 EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) – A new, exhaustive review of recent s …

New Publications: Storage of maize products results in vitamin loss

February 15, 2018

Biofortification of crops through traditional breeding techniques has become very common in the fight against malnutrition globally. Biofortified provitamin A maize is bred to produce increased carote …

Nepal Seed and Fertilizer Project

January 16, 2018

Nepal’s agriculture is mostly small-scale and subsistence-oriented, characterized by a mix of crop and livestock farming and providing few economies of scale in production and marketing. The agricultu …

$8.9m investment to reduce malnutrition in Ethiopia and Malawi

December 19, 2017

Farmers group & demonstration drought tolerant (DT) maize plot in farmers field, Lobu Koromo village, Hawassa Zuria district. Photo: CIMMYT/P. Lowe A multidisciplinary team of researchers includin …

Leading nutritionist cites whole grains as critical for better nutrition and health

September 19, 2017

People who eat whole grain foods have a lower risk of almost all chronic diseases and are less likely to gain weight as they age, according to nutritionist Julie Miller Jones.

New evidence shows forests help reduce malnutrition

September 4, 2017

Living near forests can help locals increase their dietary diversity, and combat hidden hunger.

Breaking Ground: Dagne Wegary at a busy intersection on the maize value chain

July 19, 2017

As a maize seed system specialist, Dagne Wegary works at the nexus between breeding science and actual delivery of improved seed to farmers.

New Publications: Better post-harvest storage can raise vitamin A intake 25 percent in Zambia

July 13, 2017

Recent modeling studies in Zambia suggest that provitamin A maize’s impact is being cut short by the low retention of carotenoids during storage and postharvest grain loss.

Zimbabwe steps up food security with vitamin A maize

July 12, 2017

More farmers in Zimbabwe are demanding high-yielding, highly nutritious and drought tolerant provitamin A maize.

Agriculture & Food Day

July 4, 2017

A day-long event to discuss SDG 2 and mobilizing funding; inter-linked with the High Level Political Forum being held at the United Nations in New York the same week.

CIMMYT sends largest ever seed shipment to revitalize agriculture in Haiti

June 28, 2017

CIMMYT will send 150 tons of renewed, improved maize seed to Haiti, the largest seed shipment to any country in the organization’s history.

Farmers in Pakistan benefit from new zinc-enriched high-yielding wheat

June 27, 2017

Farmers in Pakistan are eagerly adopting a nutrient-enhanced wheat variety offering improved food security, higher incomes, health benefits and a delicious taste.

New Provitamin A maize platform fights hidden hunger in Tanzania

June 19, 2017

Joyce Maru is a capacity development & communications specialist at the International Potato Center A farmer prepares maize porridge using Provitamin A maize. Photo: R.Lunduka/CIMMYT Vitamin A def …

CIMMYT renames lab to honor Evangelina Villegas, World Food Prize laureate

June 7, 2017

El BATAN, Mexico, (CIMMYT) – To celebrate and expand the legacy of the late Evangelina Villegas Moreno, a pioneering Mexican cereal chemist who won the 2000 World Food Prize for co-developing quality …

Moving zinc-enriched wheat into the mainstream

May 29, 2017

In an effort to stamp out hidden hunger, scientists are calling for support to make zinc-biofortification a core trait in the world’s largest wheat breeding program.

Tribute to Evangelina Villegas, co-creator of Quality-Protein Maize, 2000 World Food Prize laureate

April 24, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dr. Evangelina Villegas Moreno Tribute to Evangelina Villegas, Co-creator of Quality-Protein Maize and 2000 World Food Prize Laureate El BATAN, MEXICO, 24 APR 2017 — Illustrious …

“Young Scientist Award” winner fights hidden hunger with high zinc wheat

February 27, 2017

A scientist who has advanced the development of nutrient-rich wheat varieties with higher yield potential, disease resistance and improved traits wins Young Scientist Award for Agriculture.