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Breaking Ground: Terry Molnar uses native maize varieties to find novel traits for breeding

April 19, 2018

Terry Molnar is helping farmers face these challenges by using the natural diversity of plants to unlock desirable genetic traits inside food crops.


Project Manager – Fall Armyworm R&D Portfolio

April 16, 2018

CIMMYT is seeking a dynamic, self-motivated, innovative, and results-oriented candidate for the position of Project Manager – Fall Armyworm Portfolio. The selected candidate will work as a member of C …


Global maize experts discuss biofortification for nutrition and health

April 5, 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 …


Scientists seek key to boost yields, ensure future food supply

March 23, 2018

Crop genetic gains remain too low, and international scientists are making a concerted effort to determine how best to increase yields.


Field trial design workshop for smallholder farmers who grow maize landraces

March 20, 2018

As part of the efforts of the Sustainable Modernization of Traditional Agriculture program aimed at improving food security based on maize landraces in marginal areas of the state of Oaxaca, Mexico


Global grain research and food industry experts meet to address rising malnutrition

March 14, 2018

Malnutrition is rising again and becoming more complex, according to the director-general of the world’s leading public maize and wheat research center.


Breaking ground: Mike Olsen uses new technology to improve farmer’s yields

March 12, 2018

Mike Olsen, upstream research coordinator for CIMMYT maize program, works with scientists to use new technologies to increase breeding program efficiency and genetic gain.


Large scale maize intensification in Odisha, India

March 9, 2018

A recent meeting in India focused on the value of maize for unused land in India’s Odisha plateau during monsoon season and the importance of women in agriculture.


Building small scale mechanization capacity of service providers in Ethiopia

March 9, 2018

A CIMMYT project aims to increase soil fertility through direct row planting of major crops in Ethiopia, such as maize, wheat and teff.


Women farmers, researchers, and local agencies fight to unlock the potential of maize in eastern India

March 7, 2018

A women dries maize grain after shelling. Photo: CIMMYT/ Wasim Iftikar Unforeseen market effects, particularly rising land values and falling maize prices, have blocked the headway of women’s groups i …


Overcoming gender gaps in rural mechanization

March 6, 2018

A new publication details current gender gaps in rural mechanization in Bangladesh, and outlines plans to overcome these challenges.


New Publications: The best path to food security

March 1, 2018

Authors of a new study say encouraging smallholder farmers to produce more low-technology crops alongside the development of physical and social infrastructure to make markets more accessible is a str …


USAID delegation visits CIMMYT Pakistan office

February 28, 2018

A delegation of representatives from the USAID’s Mission for Economic Growth and Agriculture in Pakistan visited the National Agricultural Research Center to see the interventions by the Agricultural …


First zinc maize variety launched to reduce malnutrition in Colombia

February 28, 2018

A new CIMMYT developed zinc-enriched maize variety was released in Colombia to help combat malnutrition in South America.


Seed savers celebrate “Doomsday Vault” tenth anniversary

February 22, 2018

CIMMYT’s Maize Germplasm Bank has its entire collection backed up in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. Photo: CIMMYT archives EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) — The “Doomsday Vault,” that safeguards fall-back …


New zinc enriched maize set to improve nutrition in Colombia

February 21, 2018

Cali, Colombia (CIMMYT) – The first zinc-enriched maize variety developed for South America will be released in Colombia on February 23 in an effort to combat malnutrition in the country. Developed us …


USAID’s Feed the Future Nepal Seed and Fertilizer Project supports NGLRP to foster lentil productivity and profitability

February 19, 2018

Nepal’s National Grain Legumes Research Program (NGLRP), in collaboration with USAID’s Feed the Future Nepal Seed and Fertilizer Project, led by The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (C …


New Publications: Storage of maize products results in vitamin loss

February 15, 2018

Biofortification of crops through traditional breeding techniques has become very common in the fight against malnutrition globally. Biofortified provitamin A maize is bred to produce increased carote …


Screening cycle for deadly MLN virus set to begin in Kenya during April 2018

February 12, 2018

The maize lethal necrosis (MLN) artificial inoculation screening site in Naivasha, Kenya will begin its phenotyping (screening/ indexing) cycle of 2018 at the begining of January 2018 and in four othe …


African and global experts release guide to manage fall armyworm, a critical threat to crops in Africa

February 6, 2018

An evidence-based manual details technologies and management approaches to tackle this grave food security threat Nairobi, Kenya (CIMMYT) – The fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda; FAW) was first con …