Afghanistan

Innovation and technology
Press releases

New study finds that wheat farmers often do not accurately identify their varieties.

Gender and social inclusion
Features

New research shows improved wheat raises the quality of life for men and women across rural communities in Afghanistan.

Food security
News

Afghanistan scientists meet to reflect on achievements after 15 years of Australia-funded wheat research.

News

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.

News

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.

News

Afghan and Indian researchers are collaborating to combat the wheat rust disease Karnal bunt.

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

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.

Features

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.

News

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.

Food security
News

CIMMYT is sad to announce the tragic death of our friend and respected colleague, gender and development specialist Paula Kantor.

Food security
Features

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.