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Breaking Ground: Terry Molnar uses native maize varieties to find novel traits for breeding

Terry Molnar is helping farmers face these challenges by using the natural diversity of plants to unlock desirable genetic traits inside food crops.


Bearish headlines overstate the extent of available global wheat stocks, analysts say

The declining area sown to wheat worldwide, together with stockpiling by China, is masking significant risk in global wheat markets, experts at Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) in …


Global maize experts discuss biofortification for nutrition and health

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 …


Young women scientists who will galvanize global wheat research

Winners of the Jeanie Borlaug Laube Women in Triticum (WIT) Early Career Award joined an on-going wheat research training course organized by CIMMYT.


Scientists seek key to boost yields, ensure future food supply

Crop genetic gains remain too low, and international scientists are making a concerted effort to determine how best to increase yields.


Global grain research and food industry experts meet to address rising malnutrition

Malnutrition is rising again and becoming more complex, according to the director-general of the world’s leading public maize and wheat research center.


Breaking ground: Mike Olsen uses new technology to improve farmer’s yields

Mike Olsen, upstream research coordinator for CIMMYT maize program, works with scientists to use new technologies to increase breeding program efficiency and genetic gain.


Science can reverse “new normal” of climate change-related disasters

Naivasha, Kenya 2017. Photo: CIMMYT/ P.Lowe In the last decade, the climate of Africa has been changing in dramatic ways. Many regions face unpredictable levels of rainfall, which can lead both drough …


Women farmers, researchers, and local agencies fight to unlock the potential of maize in eastern India

A women dries maize grain after shelling. Photo: CIMMYT/ Wasim Iftikar Unforeseen market effects, particularly rising land values and falling maize prices, have blocked the headway of women’s groups i …


CIMMYT promotes gender awareness in agriculture research and development in Ethiopia

Gender awareness and gender-sensitive approaches are slowly spreading into agricultural research, extension, and policy in Ethiopia, according to industry experts.