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Kenyan maize nutrition and safety get boost from Ancient Mexican technique

May 6, 2016

Modern nixtamalization technology could increase maize uses and offer Kenyans invaluable benefits.


Improving diet through nutritious maize in Colombia

May 2, 2016

A field day was organized at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture to show the advances of biofortified maize in Colombia.


New varieties reignite maize production in Pakistan

April 29, 2016

New maize varieties have the potential to increase production, enhance nutrition and strengthen national industry in Pakistan.


Combating malnutrition: a new zinc-rich variety of wheat

April 4, 2016

New high-zinc varieties of wheat can help improve diets in some parts of India, scientists V.K. Mishra, Ramash Chand and Arun Joshi write in The Indian Express newspaper.


Q+A: Ignore preconceptions, stake claim on science, CIMMYT’s Natalia Palacios tells women, girls

February 25, 2016

Discrimination in the science sector remains a significant challenge to achieving gender balance in education and professional research, said Natalia Palacios, a top maize researcher.


Ethiopia Wheat Rust Scaling

February 23, 2016

Wheat is a traditional crop cultivated by about five million households on 1.6 million hectares in Ethiopia. Despite the country’s huge potential, the average wheat productivity of 2.5 tonnes per hect …


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 …


MasAgro named a project transforming Mexico by leading university

February 22, 2016

The Sustainable Modernization of Traditional Agriculture (MasAgro) project was named as transforming Mexico by a leading university in the country.


Inaugural Paula Kantor Award recognizes work on agriculture, gender, improved diets

January 14, 2016

Post-doctoral fellow Soumya Gupta is the winner of the inaugural Paula Kantor Award for Excellence in Field Research, the International Centre for Research on Women announces.


Thirty years of supporting maize farmers in southern Africa

January 11, 2016

CIMMYT’s Southern Africa Regional Office celebrates three decades of developing new maize varieties for farmers across the region.


CIMMYT maize varieties in high demand in Pakistan

December 18, 2015

AbduRahman Beshir and M. Imtiaz Pakistan imports more than 85% of its hybrid maize seed, which costs the country about US$ 60 million each year. Due to importation and other factors, the price of hybr …


HarvestPlus

December 1, 2015

HarvestPlus aims to reduce hidden hunger and provide micronutrients to billions of people directly through the staple foods that they eat. We use a novel process called biofortification to breed highe …


Food historian Rachel Laudan visits CIMMYT

November 27, 2015

Food historian Rachel Laudan, who is currently conducting maize research, visits CIMMYT to interact with maize scientists to better understand maize in Mexico


CIMMYT scientist Ravi Singh receives honor for wheat genetics, breeding

November 26, 2015

Scientist Ravi Singh is named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for distinguished contributions to the field of agricultural research and development.


Maintaining a diverse landscape in maize- and wheat-based systems to ensure a nutritious diet

November 17, 2015

Increasing wheat and maize yields in Arsi Negele (southern Ethiopia) is not enough to guarantee a nutritious diet, but maintaining a diverse landscape appears critical. Photo: F. Baudron Arsi Negele, …


XXI Latin American Maize Meeting

November 13, 2015

Bolivia’s National Agricultural, Livestock and Forestry Innovation Institute (INIAF) and the CIMMYT-Colombia office organized the XXI Latin American Maize Meeting (XXIRLM) held in Santa Cruz de la Sie …


Ensuring quality control of nutritious maize by enhancing analytical capacity

November 4, 2015

From L-R: John Banda, Ndashe Kapulu, and Alejandra Miranda working in the lab, August 2015. Photo courtesy of Alejandra Miranda. Development and deployment of nutritious maize with higher protein qual …


Training on quarantine pests of wheat in Ethiopia

November 3, 2015

Trainees observe fungal, bacterial, and viral diseases of wheat in quarantine fields. Photo: Terefe Fitta Ethiopia’s loose quarantine system permits the introduction of foreign pests, which attack cro …


New cookbook features your favorite maize and wheat recipes

October 14, 2015

Crowd-sourced “A Grain a Day” cookbook released to coincide with World Food Day highlights significant role maize and wheat play in the human diet.


SADC ambassadors hear how CIMMYT-SARO is helping to achieve regional food security

October 13, 2015

CIMMYT seed system specialist presents achievements in southern Africa food security to regional ambassadors in Harare, Zimbabwe.