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CIMMYT Remembers Vital Legacy of Gender Specialist Paula Kantor

May 14, 2015

EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) – CIMMYT is sad to announce the tragic death of our friend and respected colleague, gender and development specialist Paula Kantor. Paula died on May 13, in the aftermath of …


Outcome of first International Biological Nitrification Inhibition Workshop

April 20, 2015

 Suppressing soil nitrification and increasing Nitrogen Use Efficiency (NUE) is critical to reversing the N-fertilizer overuse and minimizing its environmental impact. Global nitrogen (N) fertilizer c …


CGIAR gender specialists talk International Women’s Day

March 6, 2015

CGIAR gender specialists met at CIMMYT El Batán last week, 26 February – 1 March, to discuss the next steps in the global comparative field study of gender norms, agency and agricultural innovation. T …


World Food Prize honors Sanjaya Rajaram during Borlaug Centennial

October 16, 2014

FOR RELEASE 16 OCTOBER 2014 AT 7 P.M. CDT Des Moines, Iowa, 16 October 2014 – Dr. Sanjaya Rajaram, of India and Mexico, was awarded the World Food Prize at a ceremony at the Borlaug Dialogue in Des Mo …


CIMMYT Observes the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

October 16, 2014

El Batán, Mexico 16 October 2014 – The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (IDEP), a United Nations (UN) day established in 1993 to “promote awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and …


Wheat area expansion faces a headwind requiring increased spending on R&D to raise yields

October 9, 2014

Over the last 50 years big increases in agricultural production have come through improved yields. Since 1990, wheat is the only major crop to experience an overall decline in area.


CCAFS climate smart village program progress makes news in India

September 25, 2014

The CCAFS Climate Smart Village (CSV) program recently earned significant media attention for its successes in the Indian states of Bihar, Haryana and Punjab where the program is being implemented. Th …


The role of crop diversity in climate adaptation

September 22, 2014

The impending threat of global climate change makes the storage and maintenance of crop diversity, held in the form of seeds in gene banks around the world, more important than ever before.


Upcoming: 12th Asian Maize Conference

September 15, 2014

In Asia, maize production is growing at a faster rate than any other cereal. The demand for maize has grown in response to changing consumer habits; with greater demand for meat in consumers’ diets, m …


Overview of CGIAR Development Dialogues

September 9, 2014

The inaugural CGIAR Development Dialogues will focus attention on the vital role of agriculture, forestry, fisheries, landscapes and food systems in achieving sustainable development. The one-day even …


CCAFS management team visits India: assessing and widening climate smart villages

September 8, 2014

The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) management team lead by Bruce Campbell, Director, CCAFS, visited CIMMYT-CCAFS action sites in India during 23-28 Aug …


Rajeev Varshney recognized in list of 2014 highly cited researchers

August 8, 2014

Thomson Reuters, a media and information firm, recently released the 2014 list of Highly Cited Researchers, updated for the first time since 2001. Dr. Rajeev Varshney, Research Program Director, Grain …


CIMMYT-CCAFS explores innovative ways of researching gender and climate change in farming households

August 7, 2014

By Florence Sipalla /CIMMYT CIMMYT scientists working on the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) are exploring novel ways to conduct research on gender and …


CIMMYT-led climate project is finalist at Asia Mobile Tech Awards

July 30, 2014

By Katie Lutz  A CIMMYT-led project was named as a finalist for the 2014 mBillionth Award South Asia thanks to its mobile platform that helps farmers adapt to changing climate conditions. “Disseminati …


CIMMYT-CCAFS scientists identify maize varieties that can withstand drought and high temperatures in Zimbabwe

July 28, 2014

By Florence Sipalla and Jill Cairns/CIMMYT Schoolchildren singing a song they composed about climate change and agriculture at a field day in Gokwe, Zimbabwe. CIMMYT scientists working on the CGIAR Re …


Economist: ‘You may never have heard about CGIAR, but you need to care about it’

July 11, 2014

By Carissa Wodehouse/CIMMYT Visiting Fellow Richard Woodward of the Sheffield Political Economy Research  Institute (SPERI) recently wrote a blog post titled “The CGIAR: The Most  Important Internatio …


Mid-career scientists get new tools for big data analysis

June 10, 2014

By Raman Babu & BS Vivek/CIMMYT “It is the mark of a truly intelligent person to be moved by statistics,” George Bernard Shaw once said, and the 56 maize researchers who attended a mid-career refr …


Maize lethal necrosis screening facility seeing signs of success

June 3, 2014

CIMMYT pathologist George Mahuku and MLN technician Janet Kimunye examine tassels for pollen production on an infected plant. MLN causes a symptom called ‘tassel blast’ where the tassels of infected p …


“A taste of the new CIMMYT”: DG shares vision with fund council

May 21, 2014

By Karen Willenbrecht/CIMMYT Dr. Thomas A. Lumpkin, CIMMYT director general, welcomed members of the CGIAR Fund Council to the El Batán campus on 9 May by promising them “a taste of the new CIMMYT.” T …


Training teaches spot blotch detection

April 3, 2014

By Arun Joshi/CIMMYT CIMMYT-Nepal and Banaras Hindu University (BHU) organized a training program on spot blotch in wheat from 21-23 February for scientists, students and field workers. The program wa …