Why GM wheat may be the key to stave off world hunger
Unless global policymakers redouble their efforts to properly support a strategy to ensure a future food supply, the current hunger crisis threatens only to get worse.
Replacing gender myths and assumptions with knowledge
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.
Modern conservation agriculture systems presented in CIMMYT-China Science Week
CIMMYT sponsored a workshop in China with international experts presenting the latest innovations in farming systems research.
Livestock key to breaking Zambia’s poverty trap
Malende has been a focus of CIMMYT’s major research programs since 2005, where cropping systems based on the practices of conservation agriculture have been introduced.
Looking towards the future: Govaerts examines food security and nutrition in a changing world
Bram Govaerts, associate director of the Global Conservation Agriculture Program (GCAP) and leader of the Sustainable Modernization of Traditional Agriculture (MasAgro) program, made a presentation on the future prognosis of food security and the actions that must be taken to achieve it at the Prospectiva del Mundo (World Prospective) Mexico 2015 conference on 25 June. The conference, organized by the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and the Mexican chapter of the World Future Society, brought together national and international experts in fields such as development, education, finance and agriculture.
Azerbaijan and Georgia showcase progress in wheat breeding during IWWIP Traveling Seminar
The International Winter Wheat Improvement Program (IWWIP) held its 2015 International Winter Wheat Traveling Seminar in Azerbaijan and Georgia on 24 May. More than 40 participants from 18 countries attended the seminar, which covered more than 1,000 kilometers in four days.
Farmers in India embrace high-zinc wheat for its nutritional benefits
More than 50,000 farmers adopted zinc-biofortified wheat varieties during the 2015-2016 crop cycle.
For development expert Paula Kantor, gender equality was crucial
Gender and development specialist Paula Kantor had a deep understanding of how change can empower men and women to give them greater control over their own lives.
SUPER WOMAN: Julie Miller Jones dispels myths that wheat protein is unhealthy
A nutritionist outspoken about the negative consequences of gluten-free diets, shares her views.