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Maize lethal necrosis poses serious threat to East Africa’s seed sector

June 24, 2015

The International Conference on MLN Diagnostics and Management in Africa, held on 12-14 May 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya, is the second meeting CIMMYT has organized this year on maize lethal necrosis (MLN), …


Farmers in India embrace high-zinc wheat for its nutritional benefits

June 10, 2015

Undernourishment affects some 795 million people worldwide. According to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), more than one out of every nine people do not eat enough to lead healthy, act …


New technologies to increase coffee-maize system profitability

June 8, 2015

To demostrate the advances of the project “Increasing the profitability of maize-coffee systems” conducted by CIMMYT in Colombia over the past 10 years in collaboration with the National Federation of …


Combatting hidden hunger is key to boosting good nutrition

June 8, 2015

Food security is of paramount importance, but what about nutritional security?


Martin Kropff, new CIMMYT Director General, embraces science for impact

June 3, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) – Martin Kropff, who takes the helm as director general at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) this week, considers science th …


Sin in the seed: meeting of the minds to combat maize lethal necrosis

June 2, 2015

“We are all gravely concerned about the rapid spread of maize lethal necrosis [MLN], not just due to the wide prevalence of insect vectors that can transmit the MLN-causing viruses, but also due to pr …


Durum wheat production in Pakistan: keeping up with changing demands

June 1, 2015

In response to rapidly-changing food preferences in Pakistan, including a latent unmet demand for pasta products, CIMMYT-Pakistan has been working to develop the country’s durum wheat market and varie …


SUPER WOMAN: Asriani Anie Annisa Hasan protects local Indonesian maize varieties

May 29, 2015

AWARENESS-RAISING ON ISSUES AFFECTING AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND CULINARY ARTS International Women’s Day on March 8, offers an opportunity to recognize the achievements of women worldwide. This year, CIMMY …


SUPER WOMAN: Jennifer Brito’s “tortillas verdes” improve maize nutritional value

May 29, 2015

PROMOTION, ADOPTION, AND EVALUATION OF HIGH PROTEIN CORN VARIETIES International Women’s Day on March 8, offers an opportunity to recognize the achievements of women worldwide. This year, CIMMYT asked …


SUPER WOMAN: Chhavi Tiwari aids women farmers with zinc-fortified wheat

May 29, 2015

ZINC DEFICIENCY IS ATTRIBUTED TO 800,000 DEATHS EACH YEAR International Women’s Day on March 8, offers an opportunity to recognize the achievements of women worldwide. This year, CIMMYT asked readers …


SUPER WOMAN: Evangelina Villegas developed transformative quality-protein maize

May 29, 2015

DIETARY DEPENDENCE ON MAIZE PUTS SOME PEOPLE AT RISK FOR MALNUTRITION For International Women’s Day I would like to honor Dr. Evangelina Villegas, one of CIMMYT’s original “superwomen,” not only for t …


SUPER WOMAN: Julie Miller Jones dispels myths that wheat protein is unhealthy

May 29, 2015

A nutritionist outspoken about the negative consequences of gluten-free diets, shares her views.


SUPER WOMAN: Diane Holdorf promotes sustainability to support smallholders

May 29, 2015

SUPPORTING THE CONNECTIVITY OF RESEARCH, EDUCATION AND OPPORTUNITIES International Women’s Day on March 8, offers an opportunity to recognize the achievements of women worldwide. This year, CIMMYT ask …


SUPER WOMAN: Julieta Salazar boosts nutritional profile of maize in Guatemala

May 29, 2015

CHAMPIONING THE NUTRITIONAL VALUE AND ANCESTRAL ORIGINS OF MAIZE International Women’s Day on March 8, offers an opportunity to recognize the achievements of women worldwide. This year, CIMMYT asked r …


A Grain a Day

May 28, 2015

“A Grain a Day” is an opportunity to shed light on the important role maize and wheat play in global nutrition and to celebrate the dietary value of these food staples. Globally, an estimated 800 mill …


How do you use maize and wheat in your favorite recipe?

May 25, 2015

EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) – Globally, an estimated 800 million people do not get enough food to eat and more than 2 billion suffer from micronutrient deficiency, or “hidden hunger,” according to U.N. …


Nutrition

May 20, 2015

Studies show that greenhouse gas emissions will cause mean global temperatures to rise, leading to extreme weather patterns, less reliable crop yields, declining soil and water quality. About 90 perce …


Socioeconomics

May 15, 2015

The CIMMYT socioeconomics Program aims to help prioritize, target, understand and enhance wheat and maize interventions to make the greatest impact. It helps optimize the use of  research resources, a …


AIP-CIMMYT Conducts the Largest Evaluation of Maize Germplasm in Pakistan’s History

May 11, 2015

Pakistan’s Agricultural Innovation Program (AIP) tested more than 700 diverse maize lines in an effort to develop more affordable, well-adapted maize varieties.


Africa’s Food Security Threatened by Deadly Maize Disease

May 11, 2015

Scientists, policymakers, seed companies and regulators converge to seek solutions on maize lethal necrosis Nairobi, Kenya, May 11, 2015 – More than 150 participants will gather in Nairobi for an inte …