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CIMMYT collaborator wins Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application

September 4, 2018

Matthew Rouse, a researcher with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS), has been named the winner of the 2018 Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research a …

Over 100,000 genes: CIMMYT scientist talks about the new wheat genome map

August 31, 2018

After 13 years of research, an international team of more than 200 scientists recently cracked the full genome of bread wheat. Considering that wheat has five times more DNA than humans, this is a sig …

First blast resistant, biofortified wheat variety released in Bangladesh

October 18, 2017

The first blast resistant wheat variety has been released in Bangladesh.

New Publications: Durum wheat is becoming more susceptible to rust globally

November 23, 2016

Leaf rust is increasingly impacting durum wheat production worldwide.

Video project in Bangladesh wins award for effective farmer communication

April 29, 2016

Filming “Save more, grow more, earn more” EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) – A collaborative video project aimed at raising farmers’ awareness of small-scale agricultural machinery, water, time, and labor sa …

International Wheat Yield Partnership

February 17, 2016

In 2011, agriculture ministers from the Group of 20 nations committed to developing an international initiative to coordinate worldwide research efforts in wheat genetics, genomics, physiology, breedi …

Wheat scientists eye USDA $3.4 million in new funds to boost yields

December 21, 2015

Scientists involved in a major global initiative aimed at increasing wheat yields as much as 60 percent by 2050 get a boost from U.S. government announcement of new research funds.

WPEP’s 2015 Annual Planning Meeting

October 28, 2015

WPEPs Annual Planning Meeting-3The Wheat Productivity Enhancement Program (WPEP), funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), held its annual wheat planning meeting organized by Paki …

Wheat Productivity Enhancement Program

September 14, 2015

The Wheat Productivity Enhancement Program aims to enhance and protect the productivity of wheat in Pakistan by supporting research that leads to the identification, adoption, and optimal agronomic ma …

First wheat improvement training course for young scientists held in Pakistan

June 24, 2015

The Wheat Productivity Enhancement Program (WPEP) in Pakistan, led by CIMMYT and funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), is working to enhance and protect wheat productivity in P …

WPEP strengthens farmer knowledge of wheat seed production in Pakistan

June 9, 2015

The Wheat Productivity Enhancement Program (WPEP), led by CIMMYT and funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), held technical training sessions on wheat seed production from March …

SUPER WOMAN: Candice Gardner plays major role in preserving U.S. maize diversity

May 29, 2015

RESEARCH IMPROVES MAIZE PRODUCTION AND PROTECTS GERMPLASM Photo credit: Iowa State University International Women’s Day on March 8, offers an opportunity to recognize the achievements of women worldwi …

Pakistan marks Borlaug’s 100th birthday with commemorative stamp

January 19, 2015

Pakistan’s National Philatelic Bureau issued a commemorative postage stamp to honor the 100th birthday, last 25 March, of late wheat scientist and Nobel Peace Laureate, Dr. Norman E. Borlaug.

Annual planning meeting for Wheat Productivity Enhancement Program supported by USDA

September 23, 2014

The Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) and CIMMYT organized a two-day annual wheat planning meeting at the National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC) in Islamabad.

ICAR-CIMMYT wheat field days at BISA, India

May 13, 2014

By Arun Joshi, Ravi Singh, R. Valluru and Uttam Kumar/CIMMYT Wheat researchers in India learned about CIMMYT’s newest advanced wheat lines during field days this spring at each of the locations of the …

CIMMYT-Pakistan: modernizing national wheat breeding programs

May 10, 2014

By Yahya Rauf and Imtiaz Muhammad/CIMMYT In collaboration with the Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), CIMMYT organized a ceremony at the Natio …

New initiative launched to enhance capacity of wheat scientists

March 21, 2014

By Yahya Rauf/CIMMYT   CIMMYT and USDA, in collaboration with the United States Education Foundation for Pakistan (USEFP), launched a capacity enhancement initiative in the form of a coaching cou …

CIMMYT and USDA support wheat improvement in Pakistan

October 11, 2013

By Yahya Rauf/CIMMYT A meeting last month highlighted the efforts of the Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) and CIMMYT to improve wheat in the country. PARC and CIMMYT-Pakistan organized th …

Pakistan program aims for agricultural innovation

October 10, 2013

By Imtiaz Muhammad/CIMMYT International and Pakistani scientists are expanding efforts to accelerate access to climate-resilient maize and rust-resistant wheat varieties in Pakistan, as well as to imp …

Tackling toxins with aflasafe™

July 18, 2013

“All the maize for my home consumption comes from my aflasafe™-treated field,” says farmer Alhaji Al-Hassan from Nigeria’s Kaduna State. “When I take my maize to the market, buyers rush for it because …