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.
Conservation agriculture practices are climate-smart, helping farmers adapt to climate change while minimizing greenhouse gas emissions, researchers say.
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.
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.
CIMMYT’s germplasm bank holds untapped genetic information that could lead to climate resilient wheat varieties, according to a new study.
East and Southern African countries need to formulate and implement appropriate policies to help smallholder farmers access technologies.
Despite efforts to develop wheat resistant to stem, stripe and leaf rusts, the diseases will continue to thwart scientists, making ongoing funding vital, a top economist has said.
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.
Wheat bred by the CGIAR consortium of agricultural researchers has a huge global reach.
A farm budgeting booklet and training empower women with knowledge so they are able to make decisions and increase their family income.
The CGIAR Research Program on MAIZE, CIMMYT and IITA are pleased to announce that as of 1 June 2015, the MAIZE CRP has been led by the former Director of CIMMYT’s Global Maize Program, who will now spearhead the CGIAR’s international maize research agenda. The CIMMYT Board, upon endorsement by the MAIZE Stakeholder Advisory Committee (StAC), has agreed to the CIMMYT Director General appointing Dr. B.M. Prasanna as MAIZE CRP Director.
The CSISA project team is improving existing designs of harvest and post-harvest machinery to meet local needs.