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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 …


Avoiding the next Aral Sea: Scaling responsibly

The Aral Sea was once the world’s fourth largest inland body of water. But in 1959, Soviet premier Nikita Khruschev unfurled a plan for industrialized agriculture across Central Asia. The government c …


CIMMYT launches new podcast, Cobs & Spikes

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


In your seeds I trust: African seed companies test the SeedAssure application

NAIROBI (Kenya) — More than 20 representatives of eastern and southern African seed companies and regulatory agencies recently took part in the demonstration of a new seed certification application th …


CIMMYT shows partners in Kenya new breakthroughs in maize and wheat research

NAIROBI (Kenya) — Members of the International Maize Improvement Consortium (IMIC) and other partners had a chance to go on a field visit to the Kiboko and Naivasha research stations in Kenya on Septe …