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Q&A with 2019 Women in Triticum awardee Carolina Rivera

CIMMYT scientist Carolina Rivera is one of the six recipients of the 2019 Jeanie Borlaug Laube Women in Triticum (WIT) Early Career Award


Innovative irrigation promises “more crop per drop” for India’s water-stressed cereals

A pioneering study demonstrates how rice and wheat can be grown using 40 percent less water, through an innovative combination of existing irrigation and cropping techniques. (Photo: Naveen Gupta/CIMM …


New publications: Biofortification of maize with provitamin A can reduce aflatoxin load

New research evidence could have significant implications for breeding approaches to combat harmful aflatoxin contamination in maize while simultaneously contributing to alleviate vitamin A deficiency …


Exploring young Africans’ role and engagement in the rural economy

How do young rural Africans engage in the rural economy? How important is farming relative to non-farm activities for the income of young rural Africans? What social, spatial and policy factors explai …


Sustainable intensification practices build resilience in Bangladesh’s charlands

In Eachlirchar, an area of charland in Rangpur district, Bangladesh, the fate of the marginalized char community is arbitrarily determined by the course of nature. However, mother of three Anzuma Bega …


Is a world without hunger possible, asks Germany’s minister Gerd Müller during his visit to CIMMYT

On March 4, 2019, staff from the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) welcomed Gerd Müller, Germany’s Federal Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), for a short v …


Solving the “last mile” challenge of maize seeds

Philomena Muthoni Mwangi stands at the entrance of her agrodealer shop, Farm Care, in the village of Ngarariga. (Photo: Jerome Bossuet/CIMMYT) Agrodealers play a pivotal role in delivering the gains o …


The Molecular Maize Atlas encourages genetic diversity

With so much germplasm to categorize, what’s the best way to label them? Seeds of Discovery is working on the answer.


Support groups open women’s access to farm technologies in northeast India

Self-help groups in Bihar, India, are putting thousands of rural women in touch with agricultural innovations, including mechanization and sustainable intensification, that save time, money, and criti …


Digital imaging tools make maize breeding much more efficient

Recent innovations in digital imagery and sensors save money and time in the collection of data related to phenotyping. These technologies, known as high-throughput phenotyping platforms, replace leng …