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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.


Overcoming gender gaps in rural mechanization

A new publication details current gender gaps in rural mechanization in Bangladesh, and outlines plans to overcome these challenges.


New guides help agricultural scientists think gender in research design

A new set of resources has been released to aid agricultural researchers in integrating gender sensitivities into their research for development projects.


First zinc maize variety launched to reduce malnutrition in Colombia

A new CIMMYT developed zinc-enriched maize variety was released in Colombia to help combat malnutrition in South America.