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Health and nutrition
Features

CIMMYT wheat breeder supports smallholder farmers without access to a diversified diet by improving nutritional quality in wheat.

Health and nutrition
In the media

Source: Times of India (21 Oct 2019)

CIMMYT Principal Scientist M.L. Jat notes high number of happy seeders in Haryana and Punjab.

Health and nutrition
In the media

Source: The Wire (17 Oct 2019)

Balwinder Singh warns that air pollution in India could be severe due to burning crop residue.

Innovation and technology
In the media

Source: Donne del Food (16 Oct 2019)

Study by CIMMYT, Stanford and Cornell shows microsatellites can contribute to sustainable increase of food production.

Food security
Videos

BBC radio show Witness History focuses on the life and work of Norman Borlaug.

Health and nutrition
In the media

Source: Hindustan Times (11 Oct 2019)

CIMMYT and Cornell study states the health risks of pollution caused by stubble burning.

Innovation and technology
Press releases

Researchers argue data from small satellites can help target agricultural interventions to locations where impact will be greatest.

Climate change
Features

CIMMYT maize physiologist supports development of new climate-resilient maize varieties that help resource-poor Asian farmers protect their food and income security.

In the media

Source: The Hindu Business Line (24 Sep 2019)

International team found a way to breed better wheat varieties with high yields and resistance to diseases and the adverse effects of climate change.

Innovation and technology
Press releases

The average farmer who uses the Happy Seeder can generate up to 20% more profits than those who burn their fields, according to a new study published in Science.

Climate change
News

Published in Science, the article provides evidence for national policies that block stubble burning and promote no-till mechanization to manage crop residues.

Climate change
News

M.L. Jat received the Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award for outstanding and impact-oriented research contributions in natural resource management and agricultural engineering.

Health and nutrition
In the media

Source: The Telegraph (15 Jul 2019)

CIMMYT study reveals water conservation policies by the regional governments of Haryana and Punjab aggravate air pollution.

Climate change
Features

Policies and technologies key to sustainable development in India’s breadbasket.

Climate change
Press releases

Later rice planting in Haryana and Punjab leads to concentrated agricultural burning in the late fall and 39% higher peak fire intensity, contributing to poor air quality.