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Reflections on the global impact of biofortification

Over two billion people across the world suffer from hidden hunger, the consumption of a sufficient number of calories, but still lacking essential nutrients such as vitamin A, iron or zinc. This can …


2018 World Food Prize recognizes action to improve child nutrition

DES MOINES (Iowa) — As winners of the 2018 World Food Prize, Lawrence Haddad and David Nabarro are being recognized today for their individual work in unifying global nutrition efforts and reducing ch …


Scaling up mechanization in Bangladesh through partnerships

Over the last two decades, a significant number of rural Bangladeshis – especially youth – have migrated to urban centers, looking for higher paying jobs and an escape from agricultural labor. Conor R …


Reducing agricultural risk is key to poverty eradication

The theme for this year’s International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is: Coming together with those furthest behind to build an inclusive world of universal respect for human rights and dignity. …


Better together: Partnership around zinc maize improves nutrition in Guatemala

On World Food Day, October 16, the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) joins the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and partners around the world in their ca …


Fighting hidden hunger from the ground up: the powerful link between soils and nutritious food

Conserving organic matter in soils improves vital nutrients in wheat, according to new study in Ethiopia. Today on World Food Day, CIMMYT Systems Agronomist Frédéric Baudron highlights the role of hea …


CIMMYT has key role to address global nutrition challenges, says maize quality specialist

Natalia Palacios, CIMMYT maize quality specialist, spearheads the center’s work to raise the nutritional value of maize-based foods. Exposure to more frequent and intense climate extremes is threateni …


Exploring the gendered rules shaping agricultural innovation

How do gender norms, agency and agricultural innovation interlink? How can we research this question comparatively to better understand patterns without overlooking the specificities of different cont …


The feminizing face of wheat farming in South Asia

In wheat systems throughout South Asia, the gender myth that “wheat is a man’s crop” is still pervasive. In order to debunk this myth, the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) is …


Cobs & Spikes podcast: Matthew Rouse discusses research on wheat diseases

This week the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) launched a new podcast: Cobs & Spikes. This is a space where we’re going to break down complex science into bite-sized, audi …