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Climate adaptation and mitigation
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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.

Nutrition, health and food security
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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.

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Afghan and Indian researchers are collaborating to combat the wheat rust disease Karnal bunt.

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

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

Climate adaptation and mitigation
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Cropping systems can become more resilient in the face of climate change through better coordination and standardization.

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MasAgro’s annual Pacífico Sur Hub photo contest documents where extension agents work every day, from their point of view.

Climate adaptation and mitigation
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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.

Gender equality, youth and social inclusion
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Efforts to meet agricultural needs of women farmers to bolster global food security took shape in CIMMYT’s early days.

Gender equality, youth and social inclusion
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For gender specialist Mulunesh Tsegaye participatory approaches are the best way of ensuring agricultural development projects are responsive to gender dynamics.

Gender equality, youth and social inclusion
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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.

Climate adaptation and mitigation
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Senior Scientist M.L. Jat has received India‚Äôs National Academy of Agricultural Sciences fellowship in Natural Resource Management for his ‚Äúoutstanding contributions in developing and scaling‚ÄĚ conservation agriculture-based management technologies.

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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.