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New varieties of white maize in Pakistan have the potential to both quadruple savings of irrigation water and double crop yields for farmers.

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Researchers are seeking to re-engage rural youth who are increasingly abandoning agriculture to work in cities, raising the question who will grow our food in the future?

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Conserving and using agricultural biodiversity to create better crops can help meet several sustainable development goals and stave off further species extinctions.

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Stakeholders in the agricultural sector met in Nairobi, Kenya, for the 4th Annual Food Security Conference (AFSC) on 12-13 October 2016.

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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.

Nutrition, health and food security
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A CIMMYT project was selected as a key actor in agricultural and rural innovation in Ethiopia by CDAIS.

Gender equality, youth and social inclusion
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Despite the large numbers of women working on farms, their voices are not heard by international development policymakers, handicapping global efforts to achieve food security, Catherine Bertini says.

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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.

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Increasing public understanding and creating supportive policies key recommendations at a session on boosting Africa’s use of biotechnology.

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Since 2004, conservation agriculture has helped farmers in southern Africa maintain and boost yields, protect the environment and increase profits.

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CIMMYT’s Agricultural Innovation Program (AIP) held its annual maize working group meeting on 10-11 May.

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To mark CIMMYT’s 50th anniversary, Mexico’s Secretariat of Agriculture launched a photo exhibition honoring Nobel Prize Laureate Norman Borlaug.

Nutrition, health and food security
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Modern nixtamalization technology could increase maize uses and offer Kenyans invaluable benefits.

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New maize varieties have the potential to increase production, enhance nutrition and strengthen national industry in Pakistan.