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.
HarvestPlus World Food Prize laureates benefit more than 10 million people
HarvestPlus director Howarth Bouis is one of four winners of the 2016 World Food Prize for research leading to a substantial increase in the availability of nutritious biofortified crops.
Smallholders in Rwanda and Zambia to enhance wheat productivity through new project
A new project aims to over double wheat production in target areas of Zambia and Rwanda to help smallholders meet rising demand and cope with high import costs.
Action needed to adapt maize breeding to climate change, report shows
Breeding and seed systems must immediately adapt to changing climates if major loss of maize yields is to be avoided, a new report shows.
From A to Z: Developing nutritious maize and wheat at CIMMYT for 50 years
Over the past 50 years, various research activities have been undertaken to boost protein quality and micronutrient levels in maize and wheat to help improve nutrition in poor communities.
Bayer collaboration promises new innovations for South Asia farms
CIMMYT and Bayer’s Crop Science team are looking for practical solutions to future climate-change related challenges in South Asian agriculture.
Assessing the potential of ICT in Pakistan’s agricultural extension
CIMMYT’s Agricultural Innovation Program proposed a plan for applying ICT in agricultural extension in Pakistan
Global wheat community discusses research, partnerships at Obregon pilgrimage
For hundreds of international agricultural development experts, an annual gathering in northern Mexico provides a vital platform for sharing and debating the latest wheat breeding news and research.
Global wheat breeding provides billions in benefits, CIMMYT study shows
Almost half the world’s wheat land is sown to varieties that come directly or indirectly from research by CGIAR scientists, according to a new report.
Combating malnutrition: a new zinc-rich variety of wheat
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
Conservation agriculture practices are climate-smart, helping farmers adapt to climate change while minimizing greenhouse gas emissions, researchers say.
CIMMYT India staff brainstorm steps to implement strategy
CIMMYT Director General Martin Kropff presented the organization’s draft strategy with its unifying vision at the staff session in the organization’s Delhi office.
Researchers race to rescue wheat sample in war-torn Syria
With Syria torn apart by civil war, a team of scientists in Mexico and Morocco are rushing to save a vital sample of wheat’s ancient and massive genetic diversity, sealed in seed collections of an international research center formerly based in Aleppo but forced to leave during 2012-13.
Mobilizing gene bank biodiversity in the fight against climate change
CIMMYT’s germplasm bank holds untapped genetic information that could lead to climate resilient wheat varieties, according to a new study.