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Combating Gray Leaf Spot with high-yielding and QPM maize varieties in Bhutan

August 6, 2012

Maize is one of the major staples in Bhutan and is cultivated by about 70 percent of households throughout the country. Poor farmers sustain their families by consuming maize as a staple food, using i …


Nutritionally-enhanced maize reaching Filipino farmers and families

July 20, 2012

Agricultural extension agents are getting seed of quality protein maize to the mountainous areas in the Philippines and encouraging smallholder farmers in its use. Widespread use of this nutritionally …


Boosting adoption and utilization of orange maize in Zambia

July 17, 2012

In Zambia, 54 percent of children are Vitamin A-deficient; a condition resulting in poor eyesight, low immunity, and high rates of mortality. The HarvestPlus Challenge Program is hoping to rectify thi …


New greenhouse supports research on yellow rust in Nepal

May 14, 2012

December, 2004 On December 1, CIMMYT handed over a greenhouse to the Plant Pathology Division of the Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC). Built with the support of CIMMYT’s project on foliar pa …


New edition of popular field guide on maize diseases

May 14, 2012

December, 2004 Reducing Damage to Grain Stores of the Poor Saving grain from hungry pests can significantly improve the food security and livelihoods of farm households in the developing world’s poore …


Tribute to Hugo Córdova: the passing of a great scientist and hunger fighter

May 14, 2012

The CIMMYT community and friends across the globe mourn the loss of maize breeder and distinguished scientist, Hugo Salvador Córdova Orellana, who died on 25 December 2009. Córdova worked for more tha …


Resistant wheats and Ethiopian farmers battle deadly fungus

May 14, 2012

When a devastating stripe rust epidemic hit Ethiopia last year, newly-released wheat varieties derived from international partnerships proved resistant to the disease, and are now being multiplied for …


Improved maize varieties and partnerships welcomed in Bhutan

May 14, 2012

CIMMYT E-News, vol 5 no. 11, November 2008 Sandwiched between China and India, the Kingdom of Bhutan is a small country that relies on maize in a big way. But maize yields are typically low due to cro …


Moving uphill: Maize’s growing role in Ethiopia

May 14, 2012

CIMMYT E-News, vol 6 no. 1, January 2009   Fueled by high-yielding varieties and national initiatives to promote the crop in highland areas, maize’s popularity is mounting rapidly in Ethiopia. Be …


Bangladesh and CIMMYT: decades of partnership, commitment, and achievement

May 14, 2012

CIMMYT E-News, vol 5 no. 8, August 2008 Work by CIMMYT with researchers, extension workers, policymakers, and farmers in Bangladesh for nearly four decades has helped establish wheat and maize among t …


A model project

May 14, 2012

CIMMYT E-News, vol 3 no. 3, March 2006   Donors and farmers agree – Project gets high marks for important work The Africa Maize Stress project (AMS), in which CIMMYT is a key partner, was termed …


I have farmed forever

May 14, 2012

June, 2005 How quality protein maize is changing lives in one Indonesian village. “I have farmed forever,” says Yasam Saanim. He works the steep slopes of the mountainous land near the village of Cari …


Seeking mold-free food grain for Asia and the world

December 17, 2010

More than 200 delegates from 34 countries attended the international mycotoxin conference “Mycored 2010: Global Mycotoxin Reduction Strategies,” in Penang, Malaysia during 01-04 December 2010. The con …


Hugo Córdova, Knight Commander of the Order Manuel Amador Guerrero in Panamá

August 15, 2008

Hugo Córdova will be invested by Panama’s president, His Excellence Martín Torrijos, and Grand Maestre of the Order, on August 28, 2008, during the Feria Agrícola de Divisa, where according to Román G …


Quality protein maize cultivars released in El Salvador

June 20, 2008

Three quality protein maize hybrids—Platino (CML144/CML159//CML503/CML502), Oro Blanco(CML503/CML492//CML491), and synthetic Protemas (03TLWQAB3)—were released to farmers at the headquarters of the na …


India breeders choose outstanding maize from CIMMYT

March 21, 2008

Immediately upon his return after Science Week on 10 March 2008, P.H. Zaidi, breeder in CIMMYT’s global maize program, led a field day on ICRISAT’s campus in Hyderabad, India, that was attended by som …


Rajaram retires

February 15, 2008

After an outstanding career of 40 years in agricultural research, former CIMMYT wheat researcher, Wheat Program Director, and Distinguished Scientist, Dr. Sanjaya Rajaram—known affectionately at CIMMY …


CIMMYT researcher helps find cheaper way to Vitamin-A enhanced maize

January 18, 2008

In a development reported this week in Science magazine and which could enhance the nutritional status of millions of people in developing countries, a team of plant geneticists and crop scientists in …


2007 CGIAR awards for CIMMYT and partners

December 7, 2007

The CGIAR honored the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science (CAAS) and the Shandong Academy of Agricultural Science with the 2007 Award for Outstanding Agricultural Technology in the Asia-Pacific Re …


Democratizing crop improvement

November 2, 2007

Maize breeders in the Mexican highlands are increasingly looking to farmers for input on how to improve crops, after decades of having little impact in these areas. It is estimated that only 7-15% of …