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Exploring young Africans’ role and engagement in the rural economy

March 15, 2019

How do young rural Africans engage in the rural economy? How important is farming relative to non-farm activities for the income of young rural Africans? What social, spatial and policy factors explai …


Is a world without hunger possible, asks Germany’s minister Gerd Müller during his visit to CIMMYT

March 13, 2019

On March 4, 2019, staff from the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) welcomed Gerd Müller, Germany’s Federal Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), for a short v …


The Molecular Maize Atlas encourages genetic diversity

March 13, 2019

With so much germplasm to categorize, what’s the best way to label them? Seeds of Discovery is working on the answer.


Farmers key to realizing EAT-Lancet report recommendations in Mexico, CIMMYT highlights

March 7, 2019

The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) was invited to discuss the findings of the EAT-Lancet Commission report and its implications for Mexico, during a launch event hosted by M …


A new beginning for CIMMYT’s Seed Health Unit

March 6, 2019

CIMMYT recognizes the work and leadership of Monica Mezzalama.


Second International Crop Modelling Symposium (iCROPM2020)

February 15, 2019

The Second International Crop Modelling Symposium (iCROPM2020) will be held February 3-5, 2020 in Montpellier, France. Four years after the first International Crop Modelling Symposium in Berlin (iCRO …


Breaking Ground: Fernando H. Toledo researches new models of analysis under simulated scenarios

February 14, 2019

Genomics is a wide theme of interest for geneticists. As part of the efforts to advance on this subject, Fernando H. Toledo, associated scientist in agricultural statistics at the International Maize …


Experts analyze food systems at EAT-Lancet Commission report launch in Ethiopia

February 13, 2019

Earlier this year, the EAT-Lancet Commission published a groundbreaking report linking healthy diets and sustainable food systems. It proposed scientific targets that meet both the Sustainable Develop …


Meet the role models for the next generation of women and girls in science

February 8, 2019

Molero, Khanal and Abdul Fatah are helping pave the way for the next generation of female scientists. Whether working on crop physiology, nutrient management or food consumption patterns, their career …


Call for interest: Development trait prioritization as part of a sub-Saharan African crop variety replacement strategy

January 31, 2019

The CGIAR Excellence in Breeding Platform (EiB) is looking to provide matching funding (up to US$ 35,000) for two projects with AbacusBio to characterize the users of new crop varieties and identify a …


Scaling to new heights in agriculture

January 29, 2019

How to scale? This question frequently comes up as projects look to expand and replicate results. In order to sustain enduring impacts for projects after their lifetime, agricultural programs are turn …


New publications: Role of Modelling in International Crop Research

January 18, 2019

“Crop modelling has the potential to significantly contribute to global food and nutrition security,” claim the authors of a recently published paper on the role of modelling in international crop res …


New report calls for urgent diet and food system changes to sustainably feed world

January 17, 2019

A new report by more than 30 world-leading experts in health and environmental sustainability offers a roadmap for a global food system that provides a healthy, sustainable diet for the world’s 10 bil …


The itsy bitsy spider can make a big impact in agriculture

January 15, 2019

A new study explores how conservation agriculture in southern Africa supports spider populations and diversity in fields, which could help mitigate pest damage and potentially lead to higher yields fo …


Scaling

January 7, 2019

Scaling is often interpreted as reaching maximum adoption of a particular technology or practice by as many people as possible. CIMMYT goes beyond the numbers and defines scaling as a process that aim …


Cobs & Spikes podcast: Hello Tractor and agricultural innovation

January 4, 2019

For small-scale farmers, mechanization and other appropriate technologies have a big impact in agricultural production and yield. However, they might lack the resources to buy these tools. Hello Tract …


Experts identify policy gaps in fertilizer application in India

December 21, 2018

A dialogue in New Delhi facilitated discussion on innovations for promoting balanced application of macro and micro nutrient fertilizers in Indian agriculture.


Statistical Analysis of Genetic and Phenotypic Data for Breeders

December 20, 2018

Objectives Through lectures, practices and discussions, you will learn: Basic concepts about Generalized Linear Mixed Models. Use of computing tools for analysis of genetic experiments, analysis of mu …


Best of 2018: Editors’ picks

December 20, 2018

In 2018, our editors continued to cover exciting news and events related to maize and wheat science around the world. Altogether, we published more than 200 stories. It is impossible to capture all of …


With multi-sector support for climate-sensitive practices, African farmers can boost food security and resilience

December 14, 2018

Support for smallholder farmers to trial and select sustainable practices suited to their varying conditions is essential to build resilient farms needed to feed Africa’s soaring population, said econ …