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On World Water Day, photos show role water plays in food security

March 19, 2015

Water plays a vital role in irrigation and food production, accounting for 70 percent of global freshwater withdrawals, according to U.N. Water.


CIMMYT at the global forum for innovations in agriculture

March 17, 2015

During 9-11 March, scientists from 90 countries gathered at the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture in Abu Dhabi to discuss the looming topic of feeding nine billion people by the year 2050.


Maize and wheat global gender study: coding large-scale data to reveal the drivers of agricultural innovation

March 9, 2015

Over the last week, MAIZE and WHEAT CRP investigators from the global cross-CRP study on gender in agricultural innovation met at El Batán from 26 Feb to 1 March to take stock of progress so far and p …


Conservation agriculture viable, say Ethiopian farmers, as curtain comes down on CASFESA pilot project

March 4, 2015

“Only those of us bold enough to try conservation agriculture technologies like zero tillage and intercropping benefited a lot, while all others were left behind.” – Hunegnaw Wubie, farmer, South Ache …


Maize and wheat “super” Women’s Day campaign highlights diversity

March 2, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EL BATAN, Mexico – A social media crowdsourcing campaign initiated to celebrate the achievements of women has led to more than a dozen published blog story contributions about wo …


Maize and wheat “super” Women’s Day campaign highlights diversity

March 2, 2015

A social media campaign initiated to celebrate the achievements of women has led to more than a dozen published blog story contributions about women in the maize and wheat sectors.


Martin Kropff of Wageningen UR appointed Director General of CIMMYT

February 26, 2015

EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) – The Board of Trustees of CIMMYT, is pleased to announce that Prof. Dr. Martin Kropff has accepted an appointment as the new Director General of CIMMYT, starting 1 June 2015 …


Index insurance to safeguard farmers from climate change

February 12, 2015

“We’ve got the germplasm and improved varieties, but what can we do to overcome the hurdle of farmer adoption of these technologies?” Jon Hellin, value chain and poverty specialist for CIMMYT’s Socioe …


Index insurance to safeguard farmers from climate change

February 10, 2015

“We’ve got the germplasm and improved varieties, but what can we do to overcome the hurdle of farmer adoption of these technologies?” Jon Hellin, value chain and poverty specialist for CIMMYT’s Socioe …


Honoring the life and legacy of Wilfred Mwangi, CIMMYT Agricultural Economist

December 15, 2014

The CIMMYT community celebrates the illustrious life and mourns the passing on 11 December of Wilfred M. Mwangi, distinguished Kenyan scholar, statesman and researcher who dedicated his career to impr …


Updated Web Wheat Atlas 3.0 prioritizes user experience

November 21, 2014

Whether you are a scientist, a researcher or simply interested in learning more about the vital staple crop that provides 20 percent of the world’s calories, the Wheat Atlas can help.


CIMMYT prepares to launch second phase of SIMLESA in Kenya and Tanzania

October 30, 2014

Representatives from the Australian Center for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), Queensland Alliance for Agricultural and Food Innovation (QAAFI), the International Center for Tropical Agri …


Celebrate World Food Day with CIMMYT and FAO

October 16, 2014

  Download Press Release (116.68 kB) El Batan, Mexico, 15 October 2014 – World Food Day is held annually on 16 October. World Food Day celebrates the creation of the Food and Agriculture Organization …


CIMMYT recognizes the International Day of Rural Women

October 14, 2014

 Download Press Release (89.05 kB) El Batán, Mexico 14 October 2014 – The International Day of Rural Women will take place 15 October 2014, marking the sixth celebration of this United Nations (UN) da …


Recent activities and accomplishments of the Agricultural Innovation Project (AIP) for Pakistan

August 22, 2014

The Agricultural Innovation Project (AIP) for Pakistan, led by CIMMYT and funded by USAID, has accomplished a great deal since its inception in March 2013. Among this year’s most notable AIP achieveme …


CIMMYT Socio-Economics Program (SEP)

August 21, 2014

The potential of agricultural development for poverty alleviation and food security is widely acknowledged, particularly for resource-poor farmers in the developing world. But actually realizing this …


Sustainable intensification (GCAP)

August 21, 2014

Go back to Conservation Agriculture The primary purpose of the CIMMYT Global Conservation Agriculture Program (GCAP) is to co-develop sustainable intensification options for and with smallholder farme …


CIMMYT and CIBIOGEM hold symposium on transgenics and society

August 19, 2014

CIMMYT, CIBIOGEM and the North Carolina State University (NCSU) transgenics and society group joined together at CIMMYT headquarters on 24 July for the symposium “Transgenics and Society: Towards a co …


Hidden factors contribute to food insecurity in female-headed households

July 1, 2014

By Florence Sipalla/CIMMYT Results of a survey conducted by the Adoption Pathways (AP) project indicate that even when male-headed and female-headed households have the same resources, the latter are …


Workshop gives agronomists tips on writing for scientific journals

June 23, 2014

By Isaiah Nyagumbo/CIMMYT Agronomy scientists got practical, hands-on advice on translating their research data into credible scientific publications during a five-day workshop in Harare, Zimbabwe. Th …