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Data Scientist

November 12, 2018

CCAFS-CIMMYT are seeking a dynamic, innovative and self-motivated professional with a specialization in Data Sciences for its South Asia program. This will be an Internationally Recruited Post-Doctora …


Affordable grain drying and storage technologies cut down aflatoxins

November 9, 2018

NAIROBI, Kenya (CIMMYT) — Smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa lose up to a third of their grain after harvest because they often use poor grain storage technologies and ineffective drying practi …


International research-for-development coalition against fall armyworm, the not-so-nice, very hungry caterpillar

November 8, 2018

ADDIS ABABA (CIMMYT) — African farmers have lost millions of dollars in earnings since 2016 due to the loss of crops to the voracious fall armyworm. Since the initial shock, farmers, researchers, exte …


Climate change could mean beer shortages on tap

November 8, 2018

Beer brewing ingredients (Photo: Baker County Tourism) EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) — As the impact of climate change on food staples becomes more apparent, scientists with the International Maize and Wh …


Webinar: Do medium and large-scale farms generate income spillovers for rural households?

November 7, 2018

Land acquisitions by foreign and local investor farmers has generated much speculation about the impacts on smallholder households and rural communities. Jordan Chamberlin, a Spatial Economist at the …


CIMMYT set to strengthen collaboration with China’s Sichuan Province

November 7, 2018

On October 23, 2018, the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) welcomed a delegation of government officials from Sichuan Province, China, for the signing of a memorandum of unders …


To feed the world, take the science to the farmer

October 25, 2018

Experts discuss agricultural research and food security at the 2018 Borlaug Dialogue DES MOINES (Iowa) — Hundreds of food and agriculture leaders from around the world gathered last week in Iowa, USA, …


Breaking Ground: Brendan Brown brings research to small-scale farmers

October 23, 2018

Agricultural research for development has tremendous potential for widespread impact in poverty alleviation and food security. However, achieving real benefits for farmers is challenging and many well …


‘Merry-go-round’ groups spin Kenyan women farmers to success

October 22, 2018

This month’s report from the United Nations’ scientific panel on climate change highlights worsening food shortages as one of the key impacts of global warming. Tackling the monumental challenges set …


Reflections on the global impact of biofortification

October 19, 2018

Over two billion people across the world suffer from hidden hunger, the consumption of a sufficient number of calories, but still lacking essential nutrients such as vitamin A, iron or zinc. This can …


2018 World Food Prize recognizes action to improve child nutrition

October 18, 2018

DES MOINES (Iowa) — As winners of the 2018 World Food Prize, Lawrence Haddad and David Nabarro are being recognized today for their individual work in unifying global nutrition efforts and reducing ch …


Scaling up mechanization in Bangladesh through partnerships

October 17, 2018

Over the last two decades, a significant number of rural Bangladeshis – especially youth – have migrated to urban centers, looking for higher paying jobs and an escape from agricultural labor. Conor R …


New publications: Reducing agricultural risk is key to poverty eradication

October 17, 2018

The theme for this year’s International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is: Coming together with those furthest behind to build an inclusive world of universal respect for human rights and dignity. …


Exploring the gendered rules shaping agricultural innovation

October 12, 2018

How do gender norms, agency and agricultural innovation interlink? How can we research this question comparatively to better understand patterns without overlooking the specificities of different cont …


Avoiding the next Aral Sea: Scaling responsibly

October 11, 2018

The Aral Sea was once the world’s fourth largest inland body of water. But in 1959, Soviet premier Nikita Khruschev unfurled a plan for industrialized agriculture across Central Asia. The government c …


CIMMYT launches new podcast, Cobs & Spikes

October 11, 2018

Cobs & Spikes is a new podcast from the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT). This is a space where we’re going to break down complex science into bite-sized, audio-rich expla …


In your seeds I trust: African seed companies test the SeedAssure application

October 11, 2018

NAIROBI (Kenya) — More than 20 representatives of eastern and southern African seed companies and regulatory agencies recently took part in the demonstration of a new seed certification application th …


CIMMYT shows partners in Kenya new breakthroughs in maize and wheat research

October 10, 2018

NAIROBI (Kenya) — Members of the International Maize Improvement Consortium (IMIC) and other partners had a chance to go on a field visit to the Kiboko and Naivasha research stations in Kenya on Septe …


New publications: Book on linear selection indices, first on the subject in thirty years

October 9, 2018

After two years of meticulous work, the book Linear Selection Indices in Modern Plant Breeding has been released by Springer International Publishing for use by plant and animal breeders worldwide. Th …


Are advisory apps a solution for collecting Big Data?

October 2, 2018

Big Data is transforming the way scientists conduct agricultural research and helping smallholder farmers receive useful information in real time. Experts and partners of the CGIAR Platform for Big Da …