In her youth, Tunisian Manel Othmeni developed an interest in interacting with plants, a fascination that later grew into a passion for wheat research.
Public-private collaborations can deliver improved seeds to smallholder farmers faster, speeding up global efforts to meet food security targets.
Despite the large numbers of women working on farms, their voices are not heard by international development policymakers, handicapping global efforts to achieve food security, Catherine Bertini says.
Over the past 50 years, various research activities have been undertaken to boost protein quality and micronutrient levels in maize and wheat to help improve nutrition in poor communities.
Maricelis Acevedo, newly appointed associate director for science for the Delivering Genetic Gain in Wheat project left her island home of Puerto Rico in 2003 to pursue a career as a pathologist and has been traveling the world ever since.
What do a chapati, a matza, or couscous have in common? The answer is wheat, which is a source for one-fifth of the calories and protein consumed globally.
In southern Africa close to 50 million people are projected to be affected by droughts caused by the current El Niño, write CIMMYT scientists.
Almost half the world’s wheat land is sown to varieties that come directly or indirectly from research by CGIAR scientists, according to a new report.
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 balance is science is imperative to obtain the best results said CIMMYT scientist Sarah Hearne on the International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2016.
One of the strongest El Niños on record is underway, threatening millions of agricultural livelihoods – and lives.
CIMMYT will celebrate its 50th anniversary during a three-day event from September 27 to 29, 2016, at headquarters in El Batán, near México City.
Scientists involved in a major global initiative aimed at increasing wheat yields as much as 60 percent by 2050 get a boost from U.S. government announcement of new research funds.
A new award recognizes contributions to the livelihoods and economic empowerment of women made by a former giant in the field of international gender research.
It is clear that wherever CIMMYT is involved, we have a valuable and unique contribution to make.