CIMMYT, Mexico honor legacy of Norman Borlaug
To mark CIMMYT’s 50th anniversary, Mexico’s Secretariat of Agriculture launched a photo exhibition honoring Nobel Prize Laureate Norman Borlaug.
Afghan and Indian researchers collaborate to combat wheat rust disease
Afghan and Indian researchers are collaborating to combat the wheat rust disease Karnal bunt.
Kenyan maize nutrition and safety get boost from ancient Mexican technique
Modern nixtamalization technology could increase maize uses and offer Kenyans invaluable benefits.
New varieties reignite maize production in Pakistan
New maize varieties have the potential to increase production, enhance nutrition and strengthen national industry in Pakistan.
Tackling challenges to cereal production through cross-crop collaborations
Cropping systems can become more resilient in the face of climate change through better coordination and standardization.
Photo contest highlights Oaxacan agriculture
MasAgro’s annual Pacífico Sur Hub photo contest documents where extension agents work every day, from their point of view.
Drought tolerant maize: Long-run science, investments, and partnerships pay off in Africa
Before climate change became a hot topic, the U.N. Development Programme provided funding for a team of scientists in Mexico to find a better way to breed resilient maize for farmers in drought-prone tropical areas.
At 50-year mark, CIMMYT scientists strive for gender equity
Efforts to meet agricultural needs of women farmers to bolster global food security took shape in CIMMYT’s early days.
Participatory approaches to gender in agricultural development
For gender specialist Mulunesh Tsegaye participatory approaches are the best way of ensuring agricultural development projects are responsive to gender dynamics.
Q+A: How women and girls can succeed in science, according to CIMMYT’s Sarah Hearne
Gender balance is science is imperative to obtain the best results said CIMMYT scientist Sarah Hearne on the International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2016.
NAAS fellow M.L. Jat talks climate change, sustainable agriculture
Senior Scientist M.L. Jat has received India’s National Academy of Agricultural Sciences fellowship in Natural Resource Management for his “outstanding contributions in developing and scaling” conservation agriculture-based management technologies.
FAO has its finger on the ‘pulse’ when it comes to food security
Pulses, an annual leguminous crop yielding from one to 12 seeds, are essential in the fight for food security due to their nutrient value and their key role in crop rotations through the ability to fix nitrogen.
Will we feed humanity by 2050?
Bram Govaerts, Leader of CIMMYT’s program on Sustainable Intensification in Latin America, presented at a keynote speech titled “Ending hunger: Can we achieve humanity’s elusive goal by 2050?” at the Oxford Farming Conference.
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.
Conservation agriculture expert at Oxford Farming Conference
Bram Govaerts, strategic leader for Sustainable Intensification in Latin America and Latin America representative at CIMMYT makes keynote speech at Oxford Farming Conference.