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Big data for development research

October 27, 2015

Both private and public sector research organizations must adopt data management strategies that keep up with the advent of big data if we hope to effectively and accurately conduct research.


Yield gap analysis key to meeting future crop demand

October 23, 2015

The Global Yield Gap Atlas (GYGA) can help identify where major crop yields are not increasing fast enough to meet demand on existing farmland, and how farmers might close those gaps.


Value of CGIAR wheat estimated at up to $3.8 billion a year, research shows

October 20, 2015

  SYDNEY, Australia (CIMMYT) – About 70 percent of spring bread and durum wheat varieties released globally over the 20-year period between 1994 and 2014 were bred or are derived from wheat lines …


New cookbook features your favorite maize and wheat recipes

October 14, 2015

Crowd-sourced “A Grain a Day” cookbook released to coincide with World Food Day highlights significant role maize and wheat play in the human diet.


RISING Voices interviews Frédéric Baudron

October 5, 2015

Africa RISING interviews Frédéric Baudron, systems agronomist at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) in Ethiopia.


Policies, Institutions and Markets (PIM)

September 28, 2015

Poverty and hunger are enormous problems. Nearly 1 billion people in the world go hungry, and more than 1 billion live on just $1.25 a day. Seventy-five percent of the poor live in rural areas, and th …


Sustainable Intensification of Maize-Legume Systems for Food Security in Eastern and Southern Africa

September 14, 2015

The Sustainable Intensification of Maize-Legume Systems for Food Security in Eastern and Southern Africa (SIMLESA) program is a collaboration between the national agricultural systems of Ethiopia, Ken …


Boosting nutrition for Ethiopian children

August 24, 2015

During 26-28 March 2012, CIMMYT scientists, partners, and collaborators met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for the Inception Planning Workshop of the NuME project. NuME (Nutritious Maize for Ethiopia) is a …


Wheat Initiative launches its strategic research agenda

July 28, 2015

July 27, 2015 – Paris (France)- To meet the expected 60% raise in demand for wheat by 2050, coordination of research and significant investments are needed to increase wheat sustainable production glo …


Quality Protein Maize – what’s in a name?

June 26, 2015

Across Ethiopia, farmers bring a different dimension to the age-old tradition of naming children in symbolic and meaningful ways, by assigning a human name to Quality Protein Maize (QPM) that reflects …


CIMMYT identifies Nepalese communities to feature in global gender study

June 22, 2015

A workshop to select case studies in Nepal for the Global Study on Gender Norms and Capacities for Agricultural Innovation was hosted by CIMMYT on 3 June 2015. This was the first meeting held by CIMMY …


Conservation agriculture in Africa: where does it fit?

June 9, 2015

The controversial debate among researchers about the suitability of conservation agriculture for smallholder farmers in Africa continues while millions face food insecurity and degrading resources.


Growing land scarcity, the Borlaug hypothesis and the rise of megafarms

June 9, 2015

Derek Byerlee, former director of the CIMMYT economics program (1987-94) and current visiting scholar at Stanford University and adjunct professor at Georgetown University, presented some of his lates …


Seeds for needs in Malawi

May 22, 2015

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Government of Malawi launched five projects on food security, fisheries and environment.


Capacity building

May 20, 2015

CIMMYT training courses play a critical role in helping international researchers meet national food security and resource conservation goals. By sharing knowledge to build communities of agricultural …


Socioeconomics

May 15, 2015

The CIMMYT socioeconomics Program aims to help prioritize, target, understand and enhance wheat and maize interventions to make the greatest impact. It helps optimize the use of  research resources, a …


Wheat Research

May 15, 2015

Through its Global Wheat Program, CIMMYT collaborates with national agricultural research institutions, non-governmental and community-based organizations, seed sector organizations, regional research …


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 …


CIMMYT appoints a new regional representative for Africa

April 24, 2015

Stephen Mugo CIMMYT has appointed Stephen Mugo as the new CIMMYT–Africa Regional Representative (CRR) and the CIMMYT–Kenya Country Representative (CCR). He takes over these two roles from the late Wil …


CIMMYT–SARO@30

April 8, 2015

Targeting increasing farm-level food security and productivity to mitigate the effects of climate risk and change: Through the SIMLESA Project, smallholder farmers practice sustainable intensification …