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News

Impressions from attendees of the VIII International Cereal Nematode Symposium.

In the media

Source: Des Moines Register (25 Sep 2022)

Cary Fowler, US Special Envoy for Global Food Security, mentions CIMMYT as one example of institutions “contributing significantly to global food security.”

Publications

A team of researchers activates vegetative storage proteins in maize leaves, to stockpile nitrogen reserves for release when plants are hit by drought.

News

This award recognizes outstanding contributions to plant pathology by APS members for countries other than their own. Contributions may have been made through collaborative projects, sabbaticals, short- and long-term assignments with educational or governmental agencies, including, but not limited to, international centers and research institutes.

Features

The manual builds on the lessons of a decade of work on MLN management in sub-Saharan Africa by CIMMYT and its partners.

News

Researchers found that prediction performance was highest using a multi-trait model.

News

CIMMYT researchers present new knowledge management framework for agri-food innovation systems.

Features

The head of the Maize Germplasm Bank, who retired in September, modernized the bank’s data curation and promoted outreach to maize landrace farming communities in the Americas.

Features

New lines of CIMMYT-derived maize show increased resistance to maize lethal necrosis (MLN) disease. Their rapid adoption, along with sustained monitoring and prevention efforts, are crucial to preventing another outbreak, argues a new report.

News

As the pest continues to cause damage to farmers’ fields, CIMMYT trained national agricultural partners on integrated pest management.

Climate adaptation and mitigation
Features

Systems agronomist transforms farmers’ livelihoods through improved crop performance and soil health, promoting sustainable techniques that mitigate climate change effects.

In the media

Source: Rural 21 (9 Oct 2020)

Wheat blast poses a serious threat to rain-fed wheat production in Zambia and raises the alarm for surrounding regions and countries on the African continent with similar environmental conditions.

Nutrition, health and food security
Press releases

Researchers in Zambia confirm the arrival of this devastating fungal disease to the African continent.