New research shows improved wheat raises the quality of life for men and women across rural communities in Afghanistan.
Afghanistan scientists meet to reflect on achievements after 15 years of Australia-funded wheat research.
Farmers across Afghanistan, Iran and Turkey are benefiting from a recently launched project that aims to diversify wheat production and strengthen the crop’s resilience to climate change.
Inadequate access to new disease-resistant varieties and short supplies of certified seed are holding up wheat harvesting and contributing to rising food insecurity in Afghanistan.
Afghan and Indian researchers are collaborating to combat the wheat rust disease Karnal bunt.
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.
Paula had an exceptionally sharp, analytical mind and a deep understanding of how change can empower men and women to give them a better chance to influence their own lives and choose their own path.
Gender and development specialist Paula Kantor had a deep understanding of how change can empower men and women to give them greater control over their own lives.
CIMMYT-Afghanistan’s “Sustainable Wheat and Maize Production in Afghanistan” project recently held its fourth annual maize workshop on 27 April to foster rapid and efficient maize research and production, review progress in 2014 and build a future strategy. CIMMYT-Afghanistan, with the support of the Australian Center for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), has been collaborating with the Agricultural Research Institute of Afghanistan (ARIA) to improve the country’s maize sector through the project since January 2012. This collaboration has led to the development and release of four open-pollinated varieties (OPVs) and three hybrids.
CIMMYT is sad to announce the tragic death of our friend and respected colleague, gender and development specialist Paula Kantor.
Gender research and outreach should engage men more effectively, according to Paula Kantor, CIMMYT gender and development specialist who is leading an ambitious new project to empower and improve the livelihoods of women, men and youth in wheat-based systems of Afghanistan, Ethiopia and Pakistan.