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.
Advice for India’s rice-wheat farmers: Put aside the plow and save straw to fight pollution
Recent media reports show that the 19 million inhabitants of New Delhi are under siege from a noxious haze.
Three major commercial maize seed exporting countries in southern Africa found free from maize lethal necrosis
Three major commercial maize-growing and seed exporting countries in southern Africa were found to be so far free from the deadly maize lethal necrosis (MLN) disease.
Drought- and heat-tolerant maize tackles climate change in southern Africa
CIMMYT’s drought-tolerant varieties have been delivered to three million farmers across Africa.
Strategizing for the future: adapting to a changing agricultural landscape
Forging major change is never simple, but one of my top priorities upon taking the helm at CIMMYT as director general last year was to develop a new five-year institutional strategy.
CIMMYT and Cargill Mexico announce second food security and sustainability awards
For a second year in a row, $25,000 will be awarded to projects contributing to food security and sustainability in Mexico’s agricultural sector.
Mexico, funding, sustainability key to meeting agricultural challenges, “CIMMYT 50” delegates say
Pushing the boundaries on technological innovation and sustainability must always be first and foremost, said Martin Kropff, director general CIMMYT.
Gene bank crowdfunding campaign gains traction with commercial seed industry
A pledge of $10,000 by international plant breeding company KWS has given a big boost to an online crowdfunding initiative aiming to help maintain the world’s largest maize and wheat germplasm bank.
A Chat With: IPNI Director Shamie Zingore — boosting smallholder agriculture in Africa
Effective partnerships between research, public and private sector institutions are the key to unlock the potential of smallholder agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa says IPNI director.
5th International master class on soil born pathogens of wheat
The 5th International Master Class on Soil Borne Pathogens of Wheat was held in Eskisehir, Turkey, on 11-23 July 2016.
Expanding for faster and wider deployment of heat-tolerant hybrids in South Asia
HTMA’s annual review and planning meeting was held in Kathmandu, Nepal, on 25-26 July 2016.