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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Efforts to meet agricultural needs of women farmers to bolster global food security took shape in CIMMYT’s early days.

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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.

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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.

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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.