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CIMMYT research publications sow seeds in academic world

January 24, 2018

CIMMYT scientists produce a lot more than just improved maize and wheat varieties.


New Publications: Using prediction models to keep up with growing demand for wheat

January 18, 2018

Wheat harvest near Iztaccíhuatl volcano in Juchitepec, Estado de México. Photo: CIMMYT/P. Lowe With increasing global demand for wheat and increasing constraints (high temperatures, diseases) to wheat …


Better farmer access to machinery eases crop residue burning in India

November 14, 2017

Farmers in India are benefitting from technological innovations that can help prevent damaging smog levels in the capital Delhi and other areas.


John R. Porter, noted crop and climate scientist, becomes chairperson of the Independent Steering Committee for global wheat research

November 8, 2017

EL BATAN, Mexico (8 November 2017) – Professor Dr. John R. Porter, from the Agropolis/Montpellier Supagro/INRA/CIRAD conglomeration in Montpellier, France, has been elected as Chair of the Independent …


CIMMYT scientist speaks at recent China congress

November 7, 2017

Zhonghu He, CIMMYT distinguished scientists and country liaison office in China, was one of a small number of scientists invited to the recent 19th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party. He was sele …


First blast resistant, biofortified wheat variety released in Bangladesh

October 18, 2017

The first blast resistant wheat variety has been released in Bangladesh.


Yemen identified as “stepping stone” to wheat stem rust’s global spread

September 26, 2017

New research reveals the most likely routes for the spread of new wheat stem rust strains.


New Publications: Improving wheat breeding through modern genetic tools

September 13, 2017

A new study shows how wheat breeders can more efficiently increase yield and improve their selections by using modern genetic tools.


Wheat forum builds partnerships for sustainable intensification in Nepal

August 31, 2017

The Government of Nepal recently endorsed a new twenty-year agriculture development strategy that charts a progressive course of action to revitalize agriculture as an engine for economic growth and d …


Cross-sector collaboration needed to boost wheat production in Pakistan

August 15, 2017

Agronomy experts from across Pakistan gathered earlier this month to discuss progress in Pakistan since 2014 under the USAID funded Agricultural Innovation Program.


Scientists urge new global crop alliance to secure future food supply in “Science”

July 27, 2017

EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) – At a time when weather patterns are becoming less predictable and population pressures on food supply are increasing, a group of crop scientists are laying the groundwork f …


Farmers in Pakistan benefit from new zinc-enriched high-yielding wheat

June 27, 2017

Farmers in Pakistan are eagerly adopting a nutrient-enhanced wheat variety offering improved food security, higher incomes, health benefits and a delicious taste.


CSIRO and CIMMYT link on wheat phenomics, physiology and data

June 26, 2017

  Building on a more than 40-year-old partnership in crop modelling and physiology, a two-day workshop organized by CIMMYT and Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisa …


CIMMYT renames lab to honor Evangelina Villegas, World Food Prize laureate

June 7, 2017

El BATAN, Mexico, (CIMMYT) – To celebrate and expand the legacy of the late Evangelina Villegas Moreno, a pioneering Mexican cereal chemist who won the 2000 World Food Prize for co-developing quality …


Moving zinc-enriched wheat into the mainstream

May 29, 2017

In an effort to stamp out hidden hunger, scientists are calling for support to make zinc-biofortification a core trait in the world’s largest wheat breeding program.


Q+A: Women in Triticum award provides development opportunities and support networks for women in agriculture

May 22, 2017

Margaret Krause, a doctoral candidate in Plant Breeding at Cornell University, became interested in science and nature at an early age.


Sales boost seed sector growth in Nepal

May 18, 2017

Four Nepalese seed companies are showing signs of significant growth, with seed sales increasing nearly 60 percent since 2014.


2017 Advanced Wheat Improvement Course

April 20, 2017

The Advanced Wheat Improvement training course targets mid-career scientists who seek to learn about new techniques in wheat breeding to adapt to their own programs.


Delegates discuss new quality protein maize at Pakistan workshop

April 10, 2017

MEDIA ADVISORY What: National Maize Workshop of Pakistan, hosted by the Agricultural Innovation Program  for Pakistan (AIP) and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) attracting …


“Young Scientist Award” winner fights hidden hunger with high zinc wheat

February 27, 2017

A scientist who has advanced the development of nutrient-rich wheat varieties with higher yield potential, disease resistance and improved traits wins Young Scientist Award for Agriculture.