Farmers in Pakistan benefit from new zinc-enriched high-yielding wheat
Farmers in Pakistan are eagerly adopting a nutrient-enhanced wheat variety offering improved food security, higher incomes, health benefits and a delicious taste.
Moving zinc-enriched wheat into the mainstream
In an effort to stamp out hidden hunger, scientists are calling for support to make zinc-biofortification a core trait in the world’s largest wheat breeding program.
Maize lethal necrosis quarantine facility opens avenues for introducing novel maize germplasm in southern Africa
The maize lethal necrosis quarantine facility in southern Africa was officially opened in Zimbabwe on April 20, 2017.
DuPont Pioneer explores support for CGIAR Excellence in Breeding Platform
A DuPont Pioneer leadership delegation visited CIMMYT HQ on 12 May, 2017.
Breakthroughs in agriculture for action on climate change
Climate change presents a formidable challenge as one of the biggest constraints to improving food systems, food security and poverty alleviation around the world, especially for the world’s most vulnerable people.
Obstacles to gender-smart fertilizer use hurt livelihoods, scientists say
Compiling gender-inclusive data could help scientists understand how to help improve nitrogen fertilizer application practices among smallholder farmers.
Despite hardships, women running own households provide model of empowerment and innovation
GENNOVATE research reveals communities with numerous women-headed households record high levels of poverty reduction.
“Young Scientist Award” winner fights hidden hunger with high zinc wheat
A scientist who has advanced the development of nutrient-rich wheat varieties with higher yield potential, disease resistance and improved traits wins Young Scientist Award for Agriculture.
Surveillance training to control wheat blast in Bangladesh
40 wheat pathologists, breeders and agronomists gathered to combat wheat blast at the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI) at Gazipur, Bangladesh.
A ton of seed shipped to the doomsday vault at Svalbard
More than two-thirds of CIMMYT seed collections are now backed-up in the vault on an island in the icy Barents Sea, north of mainland Norway.
Breaking Ground: Carolina Sansaloni explores and unlocks genetic potential from wheat genebanks
Carolina Sansaloni’s passion for genetics began when she was at university in Argentina, an interest that grew as she moved on to receive her master’s and doctoral degrees in molecular biology.
Crop and bio-economic modeling for an uncertain climate
The potential impact of climate change on agriculture and the complexity of possible adaptation responses require the application of new research methods and tools to develop adequate strategies, writes Gideon Kruseman.
Wheat rust poses food security risk for global poor, says DFID’s Priti Patel
Wheat rust monitoring efforts are not only keeping the fast-spreading disease in check, but are deployed to manage other crop diseases, said a scientist at a scientific meeting in London.
Cutting-edge tools promote conservation, use of biodiversity
CIMMYT scientists will present at the COP 13 conference on a new collection of tools and resources that could revolutionize maize breeding and promote genetic diversity conservation.