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Source: Chicago Tribune (22 Apr 2019)

Three million subsistence farmers producing heirloom corn in Mexico are protecting biodiversity.

Food security
Features

Experts discuss agricultural research and food security at the 2018 Borlaug Dialogue.

Food security
News

Experts explained the spread of the pest and presented science-based solutions to fight it.

Health and nutrition
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With this award, food and agriculture leaders highlight the importance of linking food production and nutrition.

Food security
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A new study shows that nearly 12 million hectares of the maize-growing USA, approximately 33 percent of the entire maize-growing area of the country, might be vulnerable to a disease called Tar Spot Complex (TSC).

Food security
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World Food Prize laureates have joined forces with an international alliance battling the fall armyworm, an aggressive pest indigenous to the Americas with a voracious appetite, and now widespread throughout Africa.

Innovation and technology
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Gene editing technology could revolutionize the way scientists breed high-yielding drought, disease and pest resistant, high quality plant seeds, greatly reducing the time it currently takes to develop new varieties

Food security
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Nine South Asia wheat researchers recently visited the Americas for training on measures to control a deadly and mysterious wheat blast disease.

News

Transforming subsistence agriculture and unsustainable farming systems into productive and sustainable operations has been the key focus of scientist Bram Govaerts, 2014 recipient of the Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application.

News

Encourage youth willing to become “hunger fighters” to take up the challenges of farming despite erratic weather caused by climate change, drought, dwindling water supplies and nutrient-depleted soil.

Blogs

Delivering Genetic Gain in Wheat is a new project that aims to mitigate climate change threats to wheat and develop disease-resistant and heat-tolerant varieties, writes Cornell’s Ronnie Coffman.

Gender and social inclusion
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Efforts to meet agricultural needs of women farmers to bolster global food security took shape in CIMMYT’s early days.

Features

Wheat scientists visit Washington to receive honor, detail research successes at American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting.

Features

Post-doctoral fellow Soumya Gupta is the winner of the inaugural Paula Kantor Award for Excellence in Field Research, the International Centre for Research on Women announces.