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Millions of smallholders in Africa benefit from climate resilient drought-tolerant maize

April 21, 2016

At least 40 million smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa are profiting from more than 200 new drought-tolerant varieties of maize.


Tackling challenges to cereal production through cross-crop collaborations

April 11, 2016

Cropping systems can become more resilient in the face of climate change through better coordination and standardization.


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.


Cereal systems in South Asia show diverse benefits of conservation agriculture

April 1, 2016

Conservation agriculture practices are climate-smart, helping farmers adapt to climate change while minimizing greenhouse gas emissions, researchers say.


Delivering Genetic Gain in Wheat

March 28, 2016

Climate-change-induced heat stress and disease pathogens migrating across borders threaten the world’s wheat supply and food security in Africa and the Middle East. Building on the Durable Rust Resist …


New project helps African farmers address multiple stresses in maize farming

March 21, 2016

Photo: Peter Lowe/CIMMYT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Arusha, Tanzania, March 22 (CIMMYT) – The International Maize and Wheat Improvement center (CIMMYT) and its partners have unveiled a new project – Stress …


GENNOVATE

March 16, 2016

GENNOVATE is a global comparative research initiative which addresses the question of how gender norms influence men, women and youth to adopt innovation in agriculture and natural resource management …


The legacy of drought tolerant maize for Africa

March 15, 2016

The Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa project has contributed towards improving the seed system in sub-Saharan Africa in the face of extreme drought.


INFOGRAPHIC: Reducing the gender gap in agriculture

March 8, 2016

To mark International Women’s Day 2016, CIMMYT created an infographic to highlight the importance of reducing the gender gap in agriculture.


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 …


Water Efficient Maize for Africa

February 18, 2016

The Water Efficient Maize for Africa partnership was launched in March 2008 to help farmers manage the risk of drought by developing and deploying maize varieties that yield 24 to 35 percent more grai …


CIMMYT scientist David Hodson to speak on pathogen surveillance systems in Washington

January 26, 2016

David Hodson delivers presentation at the International Wheat Conference in Sydney, Australia, September 2015. CORNELL/Christopher Knight MEDIA ADVISORY WHAT: David Hodson, senior scientist with the I …


CIMMYT scientist Ravi Singh in Washington, D.C. to receive AAAS honor

January 20, 2016

CIMMYT Distinguished Scientist Ravi Singh. CIMMYT/Alfonso Cortes MEDIA ADVISORY WHAT: Distinguished Scientist and Head of Bread Wheat Improvement at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Cente …


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.


Reviewing progress and impacts of two core maize projects as they wind up work in sub-Saharan Africa

November 23, 2015

Joseph Mulei on his farm in Machakos County, Kenya, where he planted several drought tolerant hybrid maize varieties including Drought Tego and Sawa (DSL H103). Photo: Brenda Wawa/CIMMYT. About 100 pa …


Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia enters Phase III: focus on scalability and strategic partnerships

November 13, 2015

In eastern India, CSISA increased adoption of early sowing of wheat and zero tillage by demonstrating the benefits in farmers’ fields. Photo: Vinaynath Reddy. Growth rates of staple crop yields in Sou …


Supporting sustainable and scalable changes in cereal systems in South Asia

November 9, 2015

The rates of growth of staple crop yields in South Asia are insufficient to meet the projected demands in the region. With 40 percent of the world’s poor living in South Asia, the area composed of eas …


Yield gap analysis key to meeting future crop demand

October 23, 2015

The Global Yield Gap Atlas (GYGA) can help identify where major crop yields are not increasing fast enough to meet demand on existing farmland, and how farmers might close those gaps.


Kingbird released in Ethiopia to combat new stem rust threat

October 5, 2015

Kingbird released in Ethiopia to combat new stem rust threat. Credit: Linda McCandless Farmers in Ethiopia are banking on Kingbird, the latest variety of wheat to be released by the Ethiopian Institut …


Replacing gender myths and assumptions with knowledge

September 18, 2015

If we are to be truly successful in improving the lives of farmers and consumers in the developing world, we need to base our interventions on the best evidence available.